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Valve Hiring to Port Windows Games to Linux

mrbojangles_dcfc (961388) writes | more than 4 years ago

Games 3

mrbojangles_dcfc (961388) writes "crimsonheadGCN over at NeoGaf has highlighted that whilst we were told by Valve just a few weeks ago that there is no Linux version of Steam in development, they are looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer who will have to "Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform." as part of their responsibilities."
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And on the Seventh day He rested. (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 4 years ago | (#33464948)

Job Description:

Lead engineer and architect on product integration into "Steam". Utilize business/commerce background and engineering skills to drive next generation features for software developed by Valve.
Develop an understanding of Valve's Internet business and player community and contribute creative web-focused design solutions to improve the experience of using Valve's products
Manage the operation of large clusters of machines running both Windows and Linux in a highly available system.
Utilize knowledge of networking technologies and their appropriate use in large scale digital distribution systems and gaming platforms.
Port Windows-based games to the Linux platform.
Test, document, and maintain large scale networking installations and their assorted protocols oversee and implement quality assurance of applications in house and third party games distributed on Steam


Bachelor in Systems Engineering (or equivalent).
Two years of experience in systems engineering designing and developing communications software and hardware solutions including resolving problems surrounding real-time and non real time PC- based systems using C++ and network programming algorithms and their interaction with physical devices.

Old News (1)

Halifax Samuels (1124719) | more than 4 years ago | (#33465512)

That job posting has been there for three years [] . I'm a big Steam fanboy and was desperately awaiting the release of the Linux client but it's just not happening anytime soon, if ever.

Re:Old News (1)

RPG Master (1460785) | more than 4 years ago | (#33538518)

My face after reading the article description: :D
My face after reading your comment: D:
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