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Network Programmer

Posted Oct 13

IKA
Headquarters: Staufen,Germany
https://www.ika.com

The position is with IKA. You will be a part of the creation of a first-ever VR/AR World of Science and Technology experience; a collaborative Virtual and Augmented Reality gaming platform between industry leading scientists and universities for one of the world’s biggest industries. If you are interested in pushing the boundaries of VR and AR through Science and Technology with a gamification element, this may be the opportunity for you!
 
We are seeking a full-time Network Programmer (100% remote) to join our dedicated team. We need your expertise in creating fun and engaging multiplayer systems to thrill a whole new audience of scientists. We believe that VR and AR are the future of scientific research and education and would like you to be a part of our future.
 
The IKA laboratory, as well as the analytical and processing divisions, currently have around 900 employees, and continue to offer a wide range of innovative equipment for numerous applications in research and development, as they have over 100 years. Worldwide market leaders trust in our proven technology.
 
Responsibilities:
Implement solutions to synchronize gameplay
Analyze and optimize bandwidth usage and latency effects
Develop highly scalable, secure and available connectivity services
Create clear documentation to transfer knowledge and simplify maintenance
Cooperate closely with our gameplay programmers to ensure multiplayer compatibility
Recognize opportunities to improve our application or general workflows, and seek to make these changes

Required Qualifications and Skills:
3+ years of C/C++ experience
2+ years of experience in client-server programming, ideally related to video games
Experience in IP network protocols (TCP and UDP)
Experience in database development (MySQL, Oracle, ... )
Experience with replication, arbitration, bandwidth, load balancing and multiplayer concepts
Experience with 3D game engines
Self-sufficiency
BS (or higher) in Computer Science or a similar discipline (i.e. Physics, Math, EE, etc.)
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
 
Desirable Qualifications and Skills:
Unreal Engine experience
Experience in implementing VoIP
Shipped console/PC title experience
VR and/or AR experience as a developer or user
Familiar with: JSON, XML, JavaScript, and/or Python
 
Benefits and Pay/Additional information:
Comprehensive benefits package for employee and family
Equity offered for the VR/AR division
Competitive compensation
Relocation and visa/immigration support will be provided by the company for the employee and their family
The company is located close to France, Switzerland, the Black Forest, and the Alps for those who like to travel or do outdoor activities on weekends
All office communications are in English

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Send a resume to monika.michalak@ika.de