Senior Game Server Engineer - New World

About the Employer


Amazon is all-in on games, and our mission is to be the most customer-obsessed company in the games industry. At Amazon Games, we’re creating compelling games like New World, a sandbox MMO set on a supernatural continent in the 17th century, and our upcoming The Lord of the Rings MMO. Amazon Games is also delivering great game benefits to Prime members each month via Prime Gaming, and providing game developers of all sizes with the tools they need to succeed with Amazon Game Tech.

This role is contributing directly to one of the most ambitious games in the industry. New World is an Open World MMO that pits players against the haunted wilderness of Aeternum, a mysterious island in the twilight of the Age of Exploration. Success in New World ultimately depends on a player’s ability to conquer not only rival players, but Aeternum itself, as it unleashes undead legions, hell-bent on purging them from its shores. . New World stands apart from other games in the genre by offering massive siege battles, thrilling supernatural invasions and a stunning and diverse natural setting

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What you'll do:
· Design, develop and maintain a highly distributed, scalable multiplayer environment using high quality C++ code
· Leverage AWS-based solutions that will solve the needs of the game development, publishing, customer service, and live operations teams
· Monitor, measure, and improve system stability and developer iteration time
· Proactively identify and solve problems that affect the development team
· Be an advocate for players and developers: Insist on the highest standards, drive to operational excellence, help create functional and engaging customer centric features.


· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience
· 5+ years experience or background in C++ network programming (TCP/IP, UDP, async systems)


· Experience with high frequency state replication between network entities
· Experience in real time networking, including compensation for variable order and timing in data (interpolation/extrapolation, fast route optimizations)
· Experience coding against large data systems
· A passion for video games
· Game industry experience working on PC games
· Strong communication skills across different teams and technical backgrounds
· A good understanding of Windows or Linux network stacks
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age