Coconut Lizard are looking for an experienced Network and/or Online Programmer to join our team where we work on Sea of Thieves in Partnership with Microsoft Game Studios Rare Ltd.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Implement and refine game networking systems and features
  • Assist clients in multiplayer technology integrations
  • Maintain and refine cross-platform solutions to support third-party online services (PSN, Xbox Live, Steam etc)



  • Professional experience shipping at least one title
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • A background in console game development
  • Knowledge of technical documentation and testing


  • 3+ years' network programming experience
  • Excellent c++ knowledge
  • Experience with multithreaded development
  • Experience with low level network principles and programming - Sockets, NAT, UDP, TCP/IP etc
  • Experienced with higher level networking systems such as matchmaking, server hosting and game network services (Steam, PSN, Xbox Live etc)
  • Ability to estimate task schedules/dependencies
  • Ability to write well optimised and portable code
  • Knowledge of existing network optimisation techniques
  • Experience with performance analysis tools
  • Ability to decipher and understand complex systems
  • Excellent problem solving skills


We offer the following benefits to ALL employees:

  • Very Competitive Salaries
  • 25 Days' Holiday Per Year PLUS Bank Holidays
  • Up to 10% Company Matched Pension
    • you pay in up to 10% of salary and we'll match it
  • Full Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • Medical Cashplan Scheme (dental/optical/...)
  • Annual Amazon Birthday Voucher
  • Christmas Bonus Scheme
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen provided totally free with a selection of:
    • chocolates, donuts, cake, etc
    • soft drinks, coffee, teas, water, etc,
    • breakfast bars, nuts, fruit, healthy alternatives
  • Flexible Working Hours
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