Senior Software Engineer - Core Systems (C++, Rust, Golang)








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Want to be onboard a rocketship and help build a new and groundbreaking MMORPG called Ember Sword?

We are developing Ember Sword, a groundbreaking social sandbox MMORPG game set in a community-driven PvP and PvE fantasy universe.

As a Senior Software Engineer - Core Systems (C++, Rust, Golang) on the Bright Star Studios engineering Team, you'll be part of the Core Systems team and will work on creating new services, such as a social server, chat server, and other networked services that need to be built from the ground up. Systems can either be built in Golang, Rust, or C++. It sort of depends on the requirements of that system. In most cases Golang.

Your TO DOs

  • Creating services like the chat service, database/persistence layer, social server, etc.
  • Creating architecture proposals for new services and implementing them from the ground up.
  • Working with the network engineers to create optimized data flows
  • Working closely with DevOps to develop stable and reliable services


  • 5+ years of experience in shipping production code in C++, Rust, or Golang
  • Experience with networking / TCP / UDP / Websockets and getting high throughput via these protocols
  • You’re passionate about learning and can share a few examples of (new) technologies you’ve learned recently
  • You have a DevOps mindset and know your way around monitoring, visualizing, and alerting on the services you build (e.g., Prometheus, Grafana, ELK)
  • Experience with data-driven design
  • You can communicate easily with all colleagues, from hardcore engineers to game design, community management, and production
  • Ability to either work onsite (Copenhagen), or remotely within the CET timezone +2/-2 hours


  • Experienced with profiling applications
  • Gaming experience is a plus


  • This is not your average gaming company. We are a culture that encourages challenging the status quo. Therefore, we are keen to work with people who value integrity, accountability, curiosity, inclusion, passion, and innovation.
  • We are seeking an individual who wants to push boundaries creatively and use a future-facing approach to producing assets for all platforms.
  • We operate in an industry that is evolving on a daily basis, and therefore, we are looking for talented individuals who are comfortable adapting to a fast-paced and often changing environment.


  • On location: Bright Star Studios has offices in the Netherlands (Breda), Denmark (Arhus, Copenhagen), and Serbia (Novi Sad) where you could work from.
  • Full remote: In case you’re not located in the Netherlands, Denmark, or Serbia, this will be a UK/EU contractor-based role with occasional travel to the HQ (Copenhagen) to see your amazing colleagues face to face.

The TEAM at Bright Star

In just two short years, Bright Star Studios has become one of the most watched developing gaming studios in the world. Today we are a rapidly growing team, and though we are spread across continents, we are united in our mission to build the ultimate MMORPG experience for our community. The BSS culture is driven by a group of passionate, determined, and talented individuals, hailing from a range of diverse backgrounds and locations.

We are an equal opportunity employer that hires people who are genuinely passionate about changing the games industry for the better. Always on the lookout for exceptional talent and potential, we care about good team effort, open and friendly communication, and speaking up without reserves.

So… if you are ready to rock the foundation of the gaming world together, we will welcome you with open arms.

About Bright Star Studios

Bright Star Studios is a global independent games development studio crafting next-generation original MMO game franchise experiences.

Led by a diverse team of award-winning venture founders, former world champion pro-players, and entertainment professionals who come with decades of game industry experience, these innovators are carving a new path forward for MMORPGs across PC, Browser, and Mobile. The studio’s mission is to rewrite the games industry with a business model that favors the community through exciting competitive gameplay, instant playability, and a leading platform that supports the player economy.

The studio is working on its flagship title, Ember Sword, a modern rewrite of the games industry business model which brings a player-owned economy and the community together in a unique and engaging cooperative role-playing story universe.

About Ember Sword

Ember Sword is a social sandbox MMORPG taking place in a player-driven universe where the adventure finds you. Built by a team of imaginative artists, engineers, and game designers, Ember Sword offers a unique community-led and frictionless PvP and PVE player experience and allows true ownership of digital gaming assets using blockchain technology.


We offer remote options and flexible working hours. We offer balance between work and personal life and are encouraged with open paid time off. All employees getting onboard 2022 will get a token package, and therefore have an incentive to make the best MMORPG. Besides that, we have the usual: Free coffee and tea. Social gatherings. Board game nights. Free office snacks, soft drinks, and occasionally friday bars.

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