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Senior Software Engineer (C#)

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Software Engineering
  • $121.4K - $161.8K
  • Manhattan
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AI generated summary

  • You must have 6+ years developing scalable systems, expert in C#/C++, strong CS fundamentals, API design experience, MSSQL knowledge, Perforce familiarity. Pluses include online gaming, console or PC title experience, networking, online game service APIs, and Agile processes.
  • You will develop highly scalable server-side features, web services, and distributed systems using C# and collaborate with Rockstar technology teams globally for server optimization and performance.


  • Minimum 6+ years of experience developing scalable distributed systems.
  • Skills:
  • Expert in C# and/or C++.
  • Strong CS fundamentals, including excellent understanding of OO design patterns and concepts.
  • Experience with API design and development.
  • Knowledge of web service scalability, performance, and security practices.
  • Database development experience (MSSQL).
  • Experience with source control, preferably Perforce.
  • Pluses:
  • Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.
  • Experience building online gaming systems, commerce systems, social networking systems, search systems.
  • One or more titles shipped on console or PC; preferably on the Xbox and/or PlayStation consoles.
  • Familiarity with networking systems and their components including DNS, NAT, firewalls, security methods, peer-to-peer and client server models.
  • Experience with online game service APIs, particularly Xbox Live, Sony NP, and Games for Windows Live.
  • Knowledge of Agile software development processes.


  • Develop high volume, highly scalable server-side features utilizing Windows Server, SQL server, IIS, .NET, and C#.
  • Develop web services supporting game console clients, browser clients, and external server clients.
  • Develop highly reliable distributed server systems.
  • Web performance optimization.
  • Collaboration with other Rockstar technology teams across our worldwide studios.


What kind of projects will I be working on as a Senior Software Engineer at Rockstar Games?

As a Senior Software Engineer at Rockstar Games, you will have the opportunity to work on creatively rewarding and ambitious projects in the entertainment industry.

What skills and experience are required for this position?

We are looking for talented C#/.NET Developers who consider software development to be a craft and possess a passion for tackling complex problems at scale.

Is this a full-time position?

Yes, this is a full-time, in-office position based out of Rockstar's NYC headquarters in Downtown Manhattan.

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Mission & Purpose

Rockstar Games is a renowned video game development company that creates and publishes interactive entertainment. They are best known for developing critically acclaimed and highly popular game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and Max Payne. Their ultimate mission is to push the boundaries of interactive entertainment and deliver immersive gaming experiences to players worldwide. Rockstar Games' purpose is to craft innovative, engaging, and visually stunning games that captivate players and offer them compelling storytelling, dynamic open-world environments, and a sense of freedom to explore and interact with the game world. Through their games, they aim to provide players with thrilling and memorable experiences, making them leaders in the gaming industry and earning a dedicated fan base of gamers worldwide.