Network / Server Developer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated
Do you want to work with one of the largest game studios in Norway? Pineleaf Studio consists of artists, developers and entrepreneurs with both broad and deep knowledge of the international gaming industry. If you want to influence the next big Norwegian games, this is your chance. You will be working on the backend architecture of the game DwarfHeim. We are looking for someone who seeks a career in game development and has experience in server and network solutions.

Bachelor or master thesis

In the past, students have written their master thesis or bachelor thesis around the technical aspects of the game. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to use our game as a basis for your thesis.


You will be cooperating with a small team, working on a game where you will be responsible for the server setup.

You main tasks will consist of:

  • Working on a set of servers, including the game's dedicated server, mainly by:

    • Improving and optimizing code

    • Improving security

    • Implement new features

    • Managing, monitoring and performance maintenance

  • Improving and optimizing the networking code

  • Improving the game's interactions with the server

  • Setting up and manage databases for stats for games and players

We expect you to already know how to create a basic server, but during the project you will cooperate tightly with other developers, expand your competence and gain valuable experience. This is a difficult job and we expect you to be highly motivated.

Required competence

At least a third year student in a M.Sc -or a bachelor in computer science. You have to be able to work in a team and adhere to the teams coding standards. You must have a decent understanding of server-client communications. You must have experience in network coding and .net, and have knowledge about security in networks.

Application requirements

  • Portfolio with examples of server setup and server code

  • CV

Contact information

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Working at
Pineleaf Studio

Pineleaf AS is Trondheim's fastest growing game technology company, currently working on our flagship title; DwarfHeim. As innovators we challenge the existing mindset within the Global Game Technology industry and want to spearhead a high-growth gaming industry in the region. Combining a dedicated team, our own cutting edge tools and exiting game ideas, allows us to push the boundaries and create social and engaging products that entertain gamers of all ages, across the globe. DwarfHeim is a new and innovative take on real time strategy games, where players team up in groups of four and work together towards besting the enemy team. You join a dwarven clan and play either as the Miner, Builder, Warrior or Diplomat. Each role has their unique tasks and responsibilities, but the team share resources and need to cooperate to beat the enemy team. Each match is unique and last about 20-40 minutes, making the game highly replayable and long-lasting. The game is centered around social and cooperative gameplay. DwarfHeim is also competitive but with focus on the team, making it perfect for E-Sport.

Read more about Pineleaf Studio

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