Senior Platform Programmer Live Services at Creative Assembly (Horsham, UK)

22 September 2021
Horsham, UK


Creative Assembly are looking for a Senior Platform Programmer to join our Live Services team based at out studio in Horsham, in the heart of West Sussex.

In this exciting role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the client-side implementation and integration of game-agnostic and company-wide online platform services. Working alongside the Developers, SDETs and Dev Managers, you will help to ensure the game teams deliver their games on time with the services required.

Key Responsibilities

You will be key in developing, maintaining, testing, and extending the feature set of the client-side SDK used by CA’s games, allowing them to release on a variety of storefronts while maintaining a consistent experience across the board.

Feature areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Accounts management

  • Friends’ management

  • Leaderboards

  • Achievements

  • Multiplayer sessions and comms

  • Matchmaking

  • DLC availability

  • User profile and game meta-data management

  • Cloud saves

  • In-game store

  • Chat and voice

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Be a proactive member of the team

  • Have a strong focus on quality and risk assessment throughout the delivery cycle

  • Help develop, maintain, and extend the SDK feature set

  • Help provide a resilient and responsive client-side online service layer for our significant player base across multiple live titles

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Strong programming skills (C/C++)

  • Familiarity with threading and async models

  • Robust memory management

  • Awareness of software engineering best practices

  • Passionate about producing quality products

  • System and critical thinking mindset

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Experience in gaming industry

  • Experience of networking methodologies

  • Experience of Agile practices

  • Test automation experience


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