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Get a job: Shield Break Studios seeks a Software Engineer

A handful of AAA veterans have launched the Costa Mesa-based indie venture Shield Break Studios, and they're looking for an engineer skilled in C++ to help with Bierzerkers server development.

March 16, 2015

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Software EngineerShield Break Studios

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

We are looking for a software engineer to help with both Bierzerkers global server environment and Shield Break Studios infrastructure. You are an all-around C++ kung fu master who shares our passion for building and playing video games.  You will code like a beast, champion ideas, and implement your designs as you help build the server infrastructure for Bierzerkers.  This is an extremely rewarding and challenging job experience in which you will grow as a person more than you ever would in a corporate setting.

This is a full-time position with Shield Break Studios.  We are located in Orange County, CA.

General skillset

  • Passion for gaming

  • Strong C++ and object-oriented design skills

  • Strong data structures, logic, and algorithm skills

  • Familiar with implementing client / server architecture

  • Self-motivated and a strong teammate willing to pitch in on many areas of development

  • Comfort in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.

  • A self-motivator possessing the ability and drive to contribute towards and advance all aspects of a game.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Able to work in a collaborative environment with a highly skilled team

  • Previous experience shipping game titles or other software

  • Linux development experience

  • Database development experience (MySQL, Oracle, etc.)

  • Networking experience in TCP / IP and UDP protocols

  • Familiar with higher level network protocols such as HTTP, SNMP, SMTP, FTP

  • Low level network knowledge and diagnosis including packet capture (tcpdump, wireshark), routing, firewalls, DHCP, DNS, NAT busting


  • Distributed Systems experience

  • Experience with online platforms (AWS, Steam, PSN, XB Live)

  • Experience with game engins UDK/UE4

  • A degree in computer science, related field, or equivalent experience

Interested? Apply now.

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