Senior Server Programmer

Based in the heart of Leamington Spa, Pixel Toys have spent almost a decade pushing the capabilities of mobile and VR gaming. We have developed multiple award-winning titles, including: Gunfinger, Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War.

As a forward thinking and innovative studio we are always looking for new technologies and techniques to develop and use in our games and make them even more engaging experiences for our customers.

We are excited to continue to grow our team and are always on the lookout for highly talented and motivated individuals, who are passionate about gaming and excited to join us on our ambitious journey!



The Role:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Server Programmer to join our team and help us create and maintain engaging and fun gameplay experiences. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining systems that interface with network system APIs, as well as building robust APIs to interface with Social and Network systems.

As a Senior Server Programmer, you will play a crucial role in shaping the design of our systems, selecting services, and choosing the architecture and components to support our games. You will work closely with other teams to ensure that our systems are built to interface seamlessly with mobile and tablet hardware.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing key systems in the server codebase of the game. You will work closely with discipline leads to define budgets and set standards, and your ideas will be welcomed as we work to create the most sophisticated and easy-to-use back-end systems for game development.



About you:

As a highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive Server Programmer, you will have broad experience working across a wide variety of systems on the backend, Cloud systems and distributed systems. You will also come with a deep understanding of coding processes, standards, and methodologies.

You will need to be a creative problem solver and an excellent communicator; responsible for supporting teams, delivering quality code and systems, and ensuring that our backend, cloud systems, and distributed systems work seamlessly together. On top of this you will also have a passion for delivering innovative solutions to technical challenges.

This role is ideal if you have a passion for game development and have experience in server engineering.



What can Pixel Toys offer?

At Pixel Toys we are proud of the progressive, inclusive, and collaborative working environment we have created; a place where everyone has the opportunity to be themselves and is welcomed and valued for who they are and what they contribute. We have some fantastic benefits we offer our employees… Here are just some of them:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • 25 days annual leave, excluding bank holidays
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Up to 3 additional long service days (duvet days!)
  • Private Medical Insurance (including optical and dental)
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Regular socials including epic summer and Christmas parties!
  • Staff training and development
  • Quarterly Wellness days (On-site massages and more)
  • Flexi-time working hours


Here at Pixel Toys we strive to provide an inclusive environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and join in driving our joint success. Recruitment selection is based on skills, experience and a good Pixel Toys mission and values fit.


Job Category: Programming
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Hybrid Leamington Spa

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