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Junior Technical Developer

Company Overview:
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.
Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.
Job Purpose:
To design, create and implement new gameplay features into one of the most popular MMORPGs “RuneScape 3”. The role focuses towards projects of a technical nature.Key Duties Include:

  • Technical Design Skills

You’ll be able to break games down into their basic mechanics and determine what makes them fun to play. Using this knowledge and guidance from peers, you should be capable of designing new game content and reusable systems that are engaging to interact with, efficient, scalable and can be easily adapted in the future.

  • Gameplay Scripter

You have basic knowledge of writing quality code in at least one programming or scripting language. The script you produce needs to be safe, efficient and maintainable. Full training in RuneScript is provided.

  • Codebase Maintenance

With guidance, you are able to help with the maintenance of the existing codebase. These tasks might include bug fixing and refactoring code to improve efficiency or maintainability or providing code reviews for other developers.

  • Team Player

You’re active in finding solutions and positive when facing challenges. You are capable of working to deadline in an Agile environment, and also happy to lend a helping hand wherever it’s needed.

  • Passionate Gamer

You love to play, design and create great games, particularly MMORPGs. You are willing to take on board feedback from the community, giving our players the gameplay experience they love.Company Benefits:
- Flexible Working- Bonus Scheme- Private Health Care - Gym Membership- Monthly Energy Allowance- Generous Pension Contributions- Life Insurance- Free Cycle Repair- Income Protection- Dental Plan- Free Fruit and Drinks- Subsidised Canteen
Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application! Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Junior Technical Developer

Cambridge, UK
Full time

Published on 09/01/2022

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