Multiplayer Core Engineer

Posted on 6/18/2024

Striking Distance Studios

Striking Distance Studios

51-200 employees

Develops story-driven survival horror games

Compensation Overview

$110k - $140kAnnually


San Ramon, CA, USA

  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of games industry experience and preferably 2 years or more in a similar role
  • At least 1 year of experience with Unreal Engine
  • Experience shipping games on current generation consoles (PS5, XSX, or Switch) and PC
  • Fluent in C/C++
  • Debugging and performance analysis skills
  • Programming experience in multi-threaded or asynchronous workloads
  • Understanding of low-level optimizations and core subsystems, memory management, cross-platform development
  • Strong 3D math skills
  • Experience with technical requirement certification (Sony, Microsoft, etc.) preferred
  • Ability to be self-directed, focused, and detail-oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • A demonstrable love / passion for playing and making video games
  • A highly communicative and collaborative disposition
  • Online service integration experience
  • Strong experience with Client/Server architectures
  • Knowledgeable about network protocols: you understand the messages exchanged during communication over these protocols
  • Assist in implementing system-level and gameplay-supporting systems
  • Optimize game code and systems
  • Collaborate with technology director/architect on technical design and feature roll out
  • Work across disciplines in maintenance, optimization, or refactoring of systems and pipelines
  • Coordinate with leads to ensure smooth roll out of new features
  • Create and maintain technical design documents
  • Write clear, maintainable, portable, and highly performant code
  • Adhere to team coding standards and best practices
  • Foster a culture of open, honest, and respectful communication across all disciplines
  • Be responsible for multiplayer gameplay performance – including bandwidth and latency optimizations
Striking Distance Studios

Striking Distance Studios


Striking Distance Studios is an ideal workplace for those passionate about crafting immersive and engaging gaming experiences. As a developer focused on single-player and story-driven survival horror games, the studio leverages cutting-edge technology to set new standards in the gaming industry. The emphasis on creating compelling narratives and environments provides a dynamic and creative atmosphere that fosters innovation and professional growth.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Hayward, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Healthcare coverage

Fitness allowance

Retirement plans

Unlimited time off

Professional development