Senior Network Programmer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam, Remote


As a Senior Network Programmer, you will be integral to our development team. Your focus will be on designing and developing cutting-edge network technologies into our proprietary engine based on Entity Component System (ECS) and Data-Oriented Design (DOD) principles.

Your role extends beyond implementing existing solutions; it will involve exploring and investigating new approaches, creating innovative solutions, and pushing the boundaries of networking technology within our engine.

In addition to your technical duties, your role involves nurturing a broader understanding across the team, enabling them to effectively leverage these technologies in their work.

  • Investigate, design, and implement high-speed, low-latency networking solutions that meet the performance and scalability requirements of our large-scale simulations.

  • Evaluate and integrate third-party networking technologies into our proprietary engine, making strategic decisions on when to adopt external solutions versus developing in-house technology.

  • Contribute to the core-engine design and integration of networking components, ensuring that networking is a core consideration rather than an afterthought in our engine's architecture.

  • Collaborate effectively with the rest of the development team, sharing knowledge, providing technical guidance, and coordinating efforts to achieve our project goals.

  • Solid experience with designing and implementing scalable networking solutions, highlighting your ability to handle the challenges of large-scale simulations.

  • Solid low-level understanding of network protocols, demonstrating your technical depth and your ability to work with network infrastructure.

  • Proficiency in C/C++, with a proven track record of developing efficient and complex solutions.

  • Good communication skills in both verbal and written English, enabling clear and effective communication across all levels of the organization.

  • Highly motivated to engage with new and emerging technologies, demonstrating a willingness to explore and apply unconventional methods.

  • Practical experience with Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networking, highlighting your knowledge of different network architectures and potential solutions for large-scale simulations.


Hybrid (within The Netherlands), or fully remote within Europe.

About us
At PLAYERUNKNOWN Productions we believe in a flexible work environment driven by honesty and transparency, empowering both developers and researchers to build the tools that can form the foundation of a new generation of interactive worlds. We are a passionate team of committed individuals from all over the world, working towards building the kind of experience that is only now becoming possible. We believe that the longstanding dream of a massive, immersive world where players are free to do whatever they want is closer than ever before, and we believe that we can make it happen.

PLAYERUNKNOWN Productions is an independent development studio based in Amsterdam, focused on creating massive sandbox worlds. Our multi-disciplinary team is using an array of new and emerging technologies to push the envelope of what is possible with open worlds in gaming. Our goal is to build deep, systemic playgrounds on a planetary scale, populated by thousands of players.

MELBA Team is PLAYERUNKNOWN Productions’ applied research division. Project Melba is a new simulation engine being built from the ground up, utilizing data-driven design, multi-core processing and machine learning at its foundation in order to power virtual worlds on a scale beyond the capabilities of current technology. 


Building a world
Join our group of talented and passionate people from all over the world working towards building the future of gaming. 

Going Dutch
We go by the Dutch law and start with a 12-month contract with the intent to offer a permanent contract afterwards. 

Relocation support
If you are not living in the Netherlands yet, we will support, you and your close ones during the relocation process.

Convenient location & commuting allowance
Our centrally located office is easy to get to from any part of the Netherlands, and we will reimburse you for your commute. 

Comprehensive benefits 
We provide a contribution to your health insurance and pension as well as a work from home allowance - we got you covered! 

13th month salary
Enjoy a 13th month of salary at the end of the year for a little extra holiday money. If you haven’t been with us a full year, you’ll still get a pro-rata bonus based on how long you’ve been employed.

Flexible Schedule
You are free to work and hang out with us every day in our Amsterdam Studio. If you prefer to work from home, you can take advantage of three work-from-home days a week.

All you can eat
No need to worry about drinks, snacks, and lunch while in the studio.

You will have 25 days off and 3 extra studio days off throughout the year. You can also celebrate your birthday with an extra day off! 


Benefits differ per country but we grant a 13th month salary to all our employees.


If there is anything you would like to know before hitting the "APPLY" button you can always reach out to one of our Recruiters:

Email Natalia Grajek 

Email Eddie O'Connor
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