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System Programmer – Dead by Daylight
Department and team
Behaviour Digital / Programming
Status
Permanent - full-time
Location
Montreal
About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive was founded in 1992 and is Canada’s largest independent game developer and publisher. Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 900 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5 and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed one of the Best Places to Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and many more.
The Role
We are looking for a senior programmer to join the Dead by Daylight systems team. Dead by Daylight (DbD) is a game as a service (GaaS), and the systems team is part of a larger production that includes other programming teams, game design, art, animation, and other disciplines. The systems team works on a wide variety of features that are very diverse in nature but having in common that they form the underlying systems upon which the game is based: game flow, the archives, performance, load times, multiple platforms and consoles, are but a few examples. There are more. Some features even require coding not only in the game code, but also in the backend code. 

To help us achieve our long-term vision with DbD, we are looking for a senior systems programmer to integrate the team and be accountable for the delivery of system features. 
In this role you will :
  • Deliver DbD systems. You will code new systems and refactor existing systems, working on a wide variety of features, from tooling, to backend, to player facing code, to platform specific features, and more;
  • Fix bugs. DbD is a live game as a service where features get added or improved all the time. With the features come the bugs as well as other issues. Bugs come in all shapes, forms, and priorities, from a simple fix, to a very hard to reproduce critical issue;
  • Fix performance and memory issues. As in any GaaS, issues with slow performance or out of memory do occur. You will profile the game, detect bottlenecks, and optimize them;
  • Make sure both features and bugs are delivered on all platforms. DbD is supported on a dozen platforms, from PC to consoles of current and past generations. You will need to make sure that your code, and the game, are fully working on all platforms;
  • Work with programmers on other teams, as well as developers in other disciplines. Most system features involve other teams like the game design team, the UI and backend programming teams, as well as the art team. Delivering features means working closely and collaborating with members of other teams.
What we're looking for :
  • This is a senior role. You need to have at least 5 years of experience in the gaming industry;
  • Versatility. You need to be a generalist who is comfortable working on a wide variety of things: low- and high-level code, features and bug, frontend and backend;
  • You need to know C++ very well;
  • Experience in working on backend online services is a plus, so is knowledge of NodeJS, Typescript, and AWS services;
  • You need to be solution-oriented and possess a collaborative spirit.
Joining Behaviour means being part of a company that believes in equity and diversity. We base all employment decisions on merit, qualifications, and competence. We will never discriminate on the grounds of national or ethnic origin, health, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability. The masculine is used without any discrimination and for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
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About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive was founded in 1992 and is Canada’s largest independent game developer and publisher. Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 900 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5 and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed one of the Best Places to Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and many more.
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