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23 Feb 2021

Freelance Networking Gameplay Programmer

Elisha Zagerman – Posted by Elisha Zagerman Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Secret Location is dedicated to building the games and experiences that will define the future of virtual reality. We’re looking for rockstars who don’t rest until they’ve given it their all. Do you stare chaos in the eye and get excited at the opportunity to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, implement solutions and make amazing stuff? Are you driven to do things better and smarter every time?

The ideal candidate is a modern visionary with a strong preference for working in a highly innovative and collaborative environment. Someone who is not afraid to experiment, push outside their comfort zone and is eager to constantly learn and evolve their skill set. Our environment is filled with creative individuals with an avid interest in pushing the leading edge on new VR technology.

If this sounds like you and you’ve mastered Unity and networked games then we want you as our Networking Gameplay Programmer to help create the best virtual reality experiences imaginable.


  • Will develop, extend and maintain multiplayer framework solutions.
  • Work in close daily cooperation with the Lead Developer to scope, prioritize, document, plan, iterate and execute on the multiplayer framework.
  • Is the hands-on developer for all game networking systems and is accountable for the technical fidelity, execution, optimization.


Project Responsibilities

  • Accurately scope, develop and deliver game components on time and to the highest quality.
  • Is a key part of the team in architecting and building out networking systems
  • Must be constantly iterating and optimizing their systems to drive performance and world class play experiences.
  • Is vital in identifying potential performance issues, and optimizing to reduce performance bottlenecks.
  • You are responsible for the quality of code you produce. This will require regular code reviews and architecture reviews at milestones through the course of the project.


Required Skills

  • You have expert knowledge of Unity3d
  • You are an expert in C#.
  • You have professional experience and examples using one of the following networking packages: PUN2, Photon Bolt, Forge Remastered, Mirror, UNet, or MLAPI.
  • Strong, demonstrable, understanding of networking concepts and architectures
  • Experience with Photon, Mirror or other comparable networking frameworks
  • Excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a team.
  • Excellent problem solving and lateral thinking skills.
  • Excellent math skills.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and provide technical solutions & recommendations
  • You are a specialist when it comes to your level of focus but a generalist when it comes to sharing knowledge and pitching in to help get the team across the finish line.
  • A personal passion for staying on top of new technologies, game trends and discovering ways for implementation.


Bonus Skills

  • Experience with VR development.
  • Experience with Unity3d tools development


Secret Location is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Job Types: Freelance. Job Tags: gaming development. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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