Contractor Frontend Web Developer

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Job Title Contractor Frontend Web Developer
Job Category Web Developer
Job Description Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile games developer based in the beautiful town of Leamington Spa, England, within the area known as Silicon Spa where over 3,000 game developers work.

Kwalee has rapidly become a key industry player in mobile gaming, launching several hit games including TENS!, SPILLZ and Looper!, with many millions of players around the world.

The company was founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE - awarded by the Queen, co-founder of Codemasters and comprises of a highly skilled and creative team, including the original creator of the Micro Machines video games (yes, you read well, we have celebrities here!).

As Frontend Web Developer you love designing and producing excellent web interfaces and have a passion for games.We're looking for a contractor to work on site in our offices for about 3 months. 

What you tell your friends you do

“I make really powerful web-based tools and ensure that everyone in the company has the software that they need, especially when they don't actually know what they need!”

What you will really be doing
  • You'll be working directly with the server and client teams to create our games server admin interfaces. And closely with the analytics team developing features for our analytics platform WatchTower.
  • A portion of the work involves maintaining/improving our extensive games server admin interface and our in-house Analytics platform WatchTower.
  • You will be working with a lot of different technologies that make up our worldwide cluster where we support millions of daily players.
  • On some projects specific gameplay features rely on server side counterparts and complex web UI interfaces making for a good change of pace from Analytics and Data entry interfaces.

 How you will be doing this
  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to get the best results
  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.
  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology - if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 30 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important development decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the original Micro Machines video game. 

Skills and requirements
  • Minimum 2 years browser-based programming experience
  • A proven track record of programming high quality and innovative web pages using Javascript, HTML5 & CSS3 and relevant frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, NodeJS, Handlebars, jquery, gulp)
  • An excellent working knowledge of various programming languages, databases and scripting tools including at least one of bash, MySQL, CouchBase, Python, Java, C#, JSP, PHP
  • A creative mindset motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best
  • Interest in mobile games
  • You must have the full right to work within the UK

 Desirable:
  • Knowledge of the Unix, Linux, MacOS or equivalent development environments
  • Working knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • 2:1 or higher degree in a related discipline e.g., computer science, programming, maths

 We do we offer
  • 3 month contract on site in our office in Leamington Spa
  • Possibility to continue after that period in a very creative environment.
  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.
Salary
Location Leamington Spa, UK & Europe
Job Category Programming
Date posted 19/12/2018
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