Lead Server Programmer

Are you ready to have a hand in architecting and implementing the backend for one of the most innovative MMORPG’s of the decade? Does the idea of delving into server technologies so innovative, they might just change the face of MMORPG’s as we know it peak your interest? You might be just the engineer we’re looking for!

Soulbound Studios is seeking a full-time, Lead Server Engineer to join the dedicated team working on Chronicles of Elyria here in Bellevue, WA.

This position requires the candidate to craft backend services that manipulate and maintain user and game data, while simultaneously advancing existing technologies and upholding a high quality code standard. You’ll bring expert-level knowledge of specific technical areas but must also have broad knowledge across a wide range of domains. We value people who aren’t constrained to particular technologies and are eager to learn new things to overcome anything that stands in the way of delivering value to players.

The ideal candidate is a strong leader with exceptional communication skills. As a lead, you must also have experience creating technical design documents, mentoring engineers, and setting technical vision for the team.

Come join the team that’s re-defining the MMORPG genre!

  • 5+ years of experience with C#, C++, Java, or another OO language
  • 4+ years of experience developing scalable, performant services
  • Strong object-oriented design and problem-solving skills
  • B.Sc. or better in Computer Science or related program
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team - strong communication skills within and outside programming discipline
  • A passion for video games
  • Previously shipped AAA PC titles (bonus if MMO) in an equivalent type role
  • Proficiency with the Unreal Engine and other 3rd-party libraries
  • Agile development exposure (eXtreme Programming, Scrum, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of database performance and tuning
  • Familiar with unit testing
  • Handy with a NERF gun
  • Design and architect solutions to some of the most challenging problems you can imagine
  • Bridge the gap between the Design and Client Teams, developing game features and services in a client/server architecture heavily utilizing Spatial OS.
  • Write clean, well-tested, performant code
  • Deliver and receive peer feedback in a constructive way
  • Contribute to project planning and prioritization
  • Analyze and optimize systems as required
About Chronicles of Elyria

Chronicles of Elyria is the first MMORPG where your character ages and dies, encouraging you to think beyond your character to their role in a larger story. Only a couple months out of Kickstarter, Chronicles of Elyria has already received the Best Indie MMO award at PAX 2016 from MMOGames.com and has been the number #1 most anticipated game on MMORPG.com since November 2015. Here’s what people are saying about Chronicles of Elyria:

  • “I've been into the genre since 1996, haven't been this excited for an upcoming game in a decade or more. Keep fighting the good fight!"
  • "Absolute GENIUS! The reincarnation system is spot on! The graphics are mind blowing. The story building is just out of this world. This is a dynamic change to the hum drum of level grinding by far hands down!"
  • "Really looking forward to this game! Drinking the usher-in-a-new-age Kool-Aid. This is offering everything I want that other games reject…
  • "You guys are seriously creating an all new standard for the MMORPG genre. Every post gets me even more hyped than the last!"
  • "It's about time someone turned mmo's on their ear, keep up the great work and can't wait to play this!"
About Soulbound Studios

Founded in 2015 by industry veterans Jeromy Walsh and Eddie Smith, Soulbound Studios is a growing team of talented game developers that have banded together to create something truly amazing.

By challenging what it means to be fun, re-imagining what is possible, and re-defining "immersive", Soulbound Studios aims to create games unlike anything ever seen before. But this passion for creating next-gen games isn't just what we do, it's who we are. It's part of us. It's Soulbound.

If you'd like to introduce yourself or inquire about this position, please send an introductory email and your resume or CV (PDF format) to Jobs@SoulboundStudios.com.