Network Engineer

We’re looking for a Network Engineer to work with our Tech, Design, and QA teams to create and maintain features for multiplayer gameplay and online services. The ideal candidate will be a gamer at heart, with a deep understanding of how networking trade-offs impact game feel and the player experience.

  • Implement and maintain multiplayer features, including synchronization of procedurally generated environments
  • Integrate features that depend on platform backend services such as Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live
  • Leverage external backend and content storage and delivery services such as AWS
  • Use existing features of Unreal Engine 4 to simplify, solidify, and automate the QA testing process
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science (network specialization is preferred)
  • Shipped at least one online multiplayer title as a network engineer
  • Strong knowledge of C++ and game development
  • Bonus qualifications: Unreal Engine 4, Steam/PSN/Xbox Live development experience, AWS experience
  • Highwire is built on mutual trust and respect. As a team, we value honesty, authenticity, and professionalism. We are committed to building an ethical, trustworthy company, and we expect the same high standards from everyone we work with.
  • Hybrid Culture. Our team is already working remotely across 8 different states. And, if Seattle is your home, for most roles, you’re free to work at home or in the studio.
  • 401K, Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for you and your family.
  • Sustainable Development. Even before the pandemic, we’ve prioritized flexibility and balance for our team, encouraging responsible self-regulation, working remotely part- or full-time, reasonable production demands, and disciplined, transparent leadership.
  • Flexible PTO. We don’t limit our team to a set number of days off. If your work is getting done, you’ll get flexibility in determining your schedule and vacation days.
  • Equitable Profit-sharing Program. When the game makes money, the team makes money, without drawn-out vesting schedules or steep seniority tiers.
  • Impact. Our mid-sized team and highly visible products mean your work will make a big difference in games that millions of players all over the world will experience.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, contact us with your resume at