Network / Backend code monkey

Pineleaf Studio Trondheim Full-time
Salary Competitive
Want to work in one of Norway's most creative and fun work environments? At Pineleaf Studio we make the next big games with a big focus on online co-op. We're ambitious and with a high skill level. We want to help you grow as a programmer and create high-quality work that's played by thousands all over the world.

We're looking for a new server programmer to join our badass programming crew. You would work closely with the CTO, Lead programmer and the rest of the programming team in creating stable and cost-efficient solutions for our RTS game DwarfHeim.

You will be expected to not only to be working with our code, but also with our external partners.

If you don't meet all the required qualifications, we would still love to receive your application. Skill and your potential to grow are much more important to us.

Job responsibilities:

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

    • Improving and optimizing code

    • Improving security

    • Implementing new features

    • Managing, monitoring and performing maintenance

  • Improving and optimizing networking code

  • Improving the game’s interactions with the servers

  • Improving and configuring our matchmaking service

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

  • Be a part of creating advanced solutions for networking

  • Work closely with our Unity and Multiplay partners

  • Work in a collaborative environment, not only with the programming team, but also with art, marketing etc.


  • Willing to relocate to Trondheim, Norway

  • or in computer science or equivalent

  • Experience in network coding and knowledge of .net framework.

  • Basic knowledge of network security

  • Knowledge of server-client communications.

  • Time management and ability to work within deadlines

  • Good English skills

  • Organized and clean workflow

  • Ability to take and give constructive feedback

  • Understanding of the technical constraints in game development and ability to apply them when creating characters

Nice To Have

  • Previous experience in game development

  • Clean coding and good documentation skills

  • Knowledge of the RTS genre

  • Experience with online multiplayer game networking

  • Experience with real-time networking applications and synchronization

  • Experience with Azure Devops

  • Experience with Unity 3D

For more information or questions please contact us at or phone number +47 900 27 573

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.

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Working at
Pineleaf Studio

Pineleaf Studio is one of Trondheim's fastest growing game technology companies, currently consisting of 14 developers working on our flagship title; DwarfHeim. We want to challenge the existing mindset within the games industry and create games that push the boundary of current games. Combining a dedicated team, our own cutting edge tools and exiting game ideas, we're planning to hit the market with DwarfHeim in 2020. DwarfHeim is a 1-4 player Real-time Strategy and City builder game where you must work together as a team to build, gather resources and defend your ancient dwarven home. Control and expand your city, survive the threat of vicious trolls and defeat rivaling clans as a team in online competitive matches. The game has received multiple awards, gotten international attention and has already gathered an engaged community participating in our closed beta.

Read more about Pineleaf Studio

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