Senior Network Engineer - Games

Senior Network Engineer - Games

Help us solve the industry's crunch problem while getting to work on a variety of different projects, around the world, from the comfort of your home.

Tiny Hydra is on a mission for a crunch-free games industry with increased opportunities for professionals, and we’re looking for a Senior Network Engineer to join our team. You will have the opportunity to gain new contacts and experiences from working on projects for a variety of game companies. 

The Senior Network Engineer serves as the product owner for network systems on game development teams making rich multiplayer experiences. We are looking for a senior engineer for multiple projects and platforms, who can own the design of network architecture, support the Lead Engineer in decision making regarding project infrastructure, and mentor junior team members.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Developing systems related to networking and multiplayer gameplay within UE4.
  • Integrate with one or more Online Subsystems (like Steam). 
  • Debugging and optimizing network systems for optimal latency and bandwidth utilization. 
  • Adapting third-party tools, libraries and APIs for networking.
  • Advise team members on development techniques, technologies, and best practices.
  • Create or improve tools as necessary to support product development.
  • Mentoring less experienced developers on the team so they understand how multiplayer systems work.

Minimum requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience with UE4.
  • Experience with Unreal’s Online Subsystems and session API.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience developing server architecture and applications for online console and/or PC video games.
  • Deep understanding of client-server and P2P architecture, scalability and security considerations.
  • Expertise in C++, sockets, UE Servers, and Server Replication.
  • Understanding of networking protocols including TCP and UDP.
  • Fluent in English and excellent written and verbal communication and documentation skills.


Nice to have:

  • III or AAA PC and Console development experience.
  • Experience with online backend services like Edgegap and PlayFab.

How will your workweek look?

Whether you’re a night owl or an early riser, our work hours are flexible, as long as you get the work done and are available for a few co-working hours each working day. We host bi-weekly game nights on Discord with our gaming community Funbase on the weekends. We also have Friday game jam sessions for those not actively working on external projects. Our structure is flat and our atmosphere informal. Just a small, close-knit team!

Who are we and what do we do?

We are a passionate team of people who offer game consulting and development services. We want a games industry that doesn’t need to crunch and put its people through unnecessary mental and physical stress. And we want to see new talent find their way into the industry successfully. In order to achieve this, we train and educate talent around the world and put them on short-term, remote game design and development projects. They get experience, and the game makers don’t have to crunch. Win-win!

Excited to join the Tiny Hydra adventure? Start your quest by clicking the apply here button. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Statement of Inclusion

Tiny Hydra believes that diversity, inclusion and equity are essential to building an inspiring and effective workplace. We want every team member to feel truly valued and honored for their unique stories and identities. We strive to ensure that a clear commitment to these values is at the core of every Tiny Hydra experience.

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Benefits

Of course doing meaningful work with awesome people isn't all you get.

  • Work from home

    We're a distributed company, so you can work from the comfort of your home, and we can meet at our co-working space if required.

  • Flexible work hours

    Start at 6, or 10, whatever works for you - as long as you get your work done and are available for meetings and co-working.

  • The chance to do work which will have a real impact on an early stage company

    Everything you do will help build the foundation for a long-lasting and sustainable company.

  • Game nights

    Join our Discord and game community. Did you know that two of our founders are excellent D&D Game Masters?

  • Options for equity

    Our early hires are eligible for equity options in our company.

  • Work in the game industry

    So you can brag to your friends about it.

  • Informal atmosphere and small, close-knit team

    It's likely that everyone working here will know your name.

What It's Like to Work Here

In the current situation it's hard to make team pictures, so instead, here's a selection from the co-working space we occasionally used before the pandemic. 

At our heart, we're a distributed company and anyone joining us can expect to work from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you’re a night owl or early riser, our work hours are flexible, as long as you get the work done and can do a couple of co-working hours each workday. We host bi-weekly game nights with our gaming community Funbase, we have an informal atmosphere, and are a small, close-knit team! 

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