Job Openings

Harebrained Schemes currently has the following positions open. Please read the job descriptions carefully and follow the directions below to apply.



Harebrained Schemes is looking for a talented networking and backend infrastructure engineer. Any potential candidate needs to be experienced and have intimate knowledge of networking and client/server technologies. If your favorite bedtime stories as a child were written by W. Richard Stevens about slaying the nefarious Lagbeast, we’d love to talk to you.

This is a full-time, on-site position at Harebrained Schemes’ offices in Kirkland, Washington.

What You’ll Do 

  • Implement game network transports ensuring reliability, responsiveness, and quality of service.
  • Integrate with deployment platform network services.
  • Synchronize game state across multiple simulations.
  • Ensure multiplayer user experience quality.
  • Integrate with or create backend services to manage player and game data.
  • Assist as a generalist game programmer where needed.
  • Work with code re-usability and extensibility in mind.
  • Assist in scheduling and task estimation where relevant.
  • Maintain code performance.

Required XP

  • 3+ years experience working in the games industry.
  • Expert in socket programming.
  • Expert in Linux/UNIX operating systems.
  • Expert in HTTP and REST API calls.
  • Familiar with scalable backend infrastructure (load balancing, fault tolerance, etc).
  • Familiar with modern cryptographic methods (Digests, Hashing, etc).
  • Fluent in C/C++/C#.

Bonus XP

  • Familiar with Unity.
  • Familiar with SQL and noSQL databases.
  • Familiar with HTML tools/languages (jQuery, AJAX, etc).
  • Familiar with Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) or AWS.
  • Experience developing with Steam, GOG, Playstation, or Xbox.


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