Platform Specialist

Spark Dev Support · Frisco, Texas
Department Spark Dev Support
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

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Platform Specialist


The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit www.Gearbox.com


We are seeking a developer to extend and maintain our Software Development Kit across various console and online gaming platforms. Your primary work will involve extending the features of our online services SDK onto these gaming platforms. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and a quality product are essential.


Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Active team contributor, always seeking ways to improve our products
  • Interact with and provide support to external development partners
  • Working with DevOps to automating platform-specific build pipelines
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest platform technical and certification updates
  • Act as an evangelist to ensure platform features and capabilities are understood and can be fully utilized
  • Writing automated tests
  • Designing APIs that are intuitive and easy to use
  • Writing documentation, both in source code and long-form articles
  • Communicating and troubleshooting with internal teams and external partners


Qualifications:

  • Excellent C++ skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
  • High level understanding of working with stateless web services
  • Experience shipping a title on at least one of the following console platforms: Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Stadia
  • Using the Profiler to identify likely performance bottlenecks
  • Basic understanding of network topology concepts
  • Knowledge of asynchronous programming concepts
  • Familiarity with platform certification requirements and process


Bonus Points For:

  • Experience with web tools such as Postman for testing web APIs
  • Understanding of networking at the socket level
  • Continuous Integration and Automated Testing

 
Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. 

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
    Spark Dev Support
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level