C++ Software Engineer (Anti-Cheat), FiveM

Jun 29, 2024
City of London, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar is on the lookout for a talented security focused Software Engineer to drive anti-cheat and security initiatives for the Cfx.re creator platforms, including FiveM and RedM. As a member of our team, you will create innovative solutions to enhance the security of our products and protect our community.

This is a full-time, permanent and in-office position based in Rockstar’s unique game development studio in the heart of London. 

WHAT WE DO

  • We create technology, tools, and solutions to enhance the creator experience and empower our community to create and share any experience imaginable.
  • We deliver a technology platform that enables creators to develop their own game modes and other modifications in a variety of scripting languages and for players to experience this content on fully customized dedicated servers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement and maintain new technologies to enhance anti-cheat measures for the FiveM/RedM game client, server and supporting backend services.
  • Utilise reverse engineering skills to analyse malicious code and tune security measures.
  • Monitor and continually refine anti8p-cheat strategies to gauge effectiveness and identify exploits, attacks, and false negatives.
  • Work across internal teams to identify new exploits / threat vectors and devise innovative solutions to address them.
  • Research and implement various forms of anti-tamper technologies, anti-cheat technologies, and/or DRM.
  • Create, evolve and maintain documentation around anti-cheat technologies and cheat/exploit countermeasures.
  • Manage, triage and handle external security reports and related communications in collaboration with other Rockstar Security teams.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of experience on a software development team using C++ in an agile development environment. 
  • Prior professional and/or personal experience in security, reverse engineering, and/or game development.
  • Experience with disassemblers and decompilers such as IDA Pro.
  • Experience with crash dumps and x64 assembly.

SKILLS

  • An understanding of computing fundamentals and related terminology.
  • Demonstrable experience with C/C++ programming.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with an emphasis on debugging C++ code.
  • Understanding of memory layout considerations as related to padding and cache efficiency.
  • Analytical skills geared towards the measurement of system performance, memory use, etc., plus the communication skills needed to generate solutions.
  • Ability to collaborate positively with other teams within the Creator Platform department and across Rockstar studios.

PLUSES

Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Strong understanding of reverse engineering concepts and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with game protection technologies and core cryptography concepts.
  • Experience with 3rd party anti-cheat technologies
  • Experience in working with external researchers and handling incoming reports around vulnerabilities and exploits.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is committed to creating a work environment that promotes equal opportunity, dignity and respect. In line with this commitment, Rockstar will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process in order for such applicants to be considered for the position for which they are applying, as well as to qualified employees to enable them to perform the essential functions of their roles. If you need more information about Rockstar’s reasonable accommodation policies or process, or need to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department. 

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.

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