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Senior Server Engineer

Division: Bethesda Game Studios | Department: Programming | Location: Rockville , MD, US

Bethesda Game Studios is seeking a qualified Senior Server Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge of and experience in the design, implementation and continuing support of large scale client/server applications using primarily C++.  Extensive experience with and knowledge of multi-tier client/server architecture (as well as scalable distributed systems) is required.


  • Works with other senior engineers to architect and refine game server systems
  • Works with designers, artists and other personnel involved in the development of products as required
  • Develops and authors all phases of technical design specifications and completes implementation
  • Writes clear, maintainable, portable code
  • Test and refine code and systems throughout the development cycle of the project
  • Accurately estimates his/her schedules and delivers high quality work products to that schedule


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 5+ years professional software development experience writing client / server applications in C++
  • Expertise in building multithreaded, multi-process, real-time systems
  • Expertise with client/server message passing architectures
  • Experience tuning real-time server systems for performance and reliability
  • Experience with persistence of distributed systems
  • Expertise in Unix/Linux/Win32 Operating systems
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem solving ability

Desired Skills

  • Database API programming in C++
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience with Lua, Python, Bash
  • Experience mentoring or directing work of more junior staff
  • Game industry experience

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