Online Services Engineer



Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square-Enix family and the studio behind the award-winning Tomb Raider game franchise, is constantly on the hunt to add even more top-tier gaming talent to our family. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best of the best to craft the most exciting projects in gaming. Our 25-plus years of development experience, as well as our studio members’ combined AAA game industry pedigree, has established us as one of the premier studios in the world today. Come and make us even better! Crystal Dynamics is headquartered in sunny Redwood City, CA, just south of San Francisco and north of San Jose. 

Position Summary:

Join the studio as our next Online Services Engineer! Benefits for this full-time position include a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options and plenty of days of paid time-off. In this role you will be responsible for developing online services that contribute directly to the in-game experience that Square Enix offers.

Essential Duties:

  • Analyze detailed requirements from clients (producers, designers, architects)
  • Design and implement front/back-end solutions that meet requirements based off functionality and performance
  • Write quality algorithms and code in C++/Java/C#
  • Investigate and resolve client issues along with server bugs
  • Develop cross platform solutions (consoles, PC, mobile devices)
  • Implement optimal solutions in networking and database usage
  • Proactively participate and contribute to the team dynamic and projects

Competencies, Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent in C++ and Java
  • Strong in JavaScript and HTML
  • Strong OOD skills
  • Experience with security mechanism such as: encryption, authentication, and secured sockets
  • An approach oriented mentality towards client satisfaction
  • Maturity to give and receive constructive criticism is expected
  • Good Communication
  • Cross platform development
  • C# and .Net knowledge

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent experience in programming, computer engineering, and software engineering
  • 3 to 5 years of telecommunications/network or web services programming experience
  • Experience with TCP/IP and sockets
  • Experience with databases (SQL and NoSQL)
  • Experience with QA concepts such as unit and regression tests
  • Good knowledge of the Xbox Live Services and PSN (End-user, API and TCR)


  • Ambition and passion for video games

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are EOE and M/F/D/V employers.