Senior Server Programmer

London, United Kingdom
Reporting to: 
Marc Duffy

Company Overview
Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub of Old Street, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with free gym membership, in-house massage therapy, a leading benefits package and a flexible working schedule that make the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work. The company also arranges regular team social events and is very proud of having one of the lowest turnovers of staff in the industry. Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website,

Position Overview
In an expansion of our Football Manager Online team, creating a game specifically for the Asian market, we are currently seeking committed and experienced server programmers to work with a talented and focused core technology team on this title

The candidates will preferably have some mobile experience along with strong interpersonal skills and a passion for video games

Key Responsibilities

  • Client, server and database architecture
  • Login and authentication process
  • Game performance
  • Integration/development of company-wide core libraries

Knowledge, Skills and Expierence

  • Expertise in using C++
  • Strong OO design background
  • Multi-threaded application development knowledge
  • Knowledge of the online games market

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder. It does not form part of the contract of employment.