Senior Game Programmer - Chat Games - South East UK

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Job Title Senior Game Programmer - Chat Games - South East UK
Job Category Programming
Job Description Mojiworks is a fast-growing UK startup pioneering social games for chat and messaging apps, built on our own web technology platform. Our ambitious, hyper-collaborative team is our key to success. Winner of the Best Places to Work Diversity Award in 2018.

Our Senior Game Programmers are linchpins that turn the work of our teams into wonderful experiences for players. They’re versatile and imaginative, able to use ideas and feedback to create and iterate using a variety of technologies.

This role offers the opportunity to lead our programming efforts on brand new games from prototyping to launch. You’ll be immersed in a highly collaborative and supportive environment where your creative input is valued as much as your development expertise.

If you’re a programmer with significant game development experience looking for a hands-on role with significant overall game direction responsibility, this role may be perfect for you. We’d also love to talk with you if you’re a programmer with demonstrable experience of making games as a side hustle/project.

The Role
As a Senior Game Programmer at Mojiworks, you’ll code prolifically and input significantly into the design of our games. You’ll work on the entire lifecycle of projects, from prototyping to live operations on games with millions of users.

This is a senior level role that requires demonstrable previous experience on multiple launched games.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to all areas of game development including gameplay, UI, graphics, and cloud backend
  • Lead full stack development of games using web technologies, including JavaScript, TypeScript, and Node.JS
  • Collaborate with the core game team to define the game design whilst being individually accountable for meeting targets and deadlines


Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience of making games, either as a games industry professional or in side projects
  • Broad understanding of web technologies and mid-level programming environments, such as C++
  • Innate sense of high quality and polish
  • Ability to communicate clearly and enthusiastically to programmers and non-programmers alike
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly iterative environment with an emphasis on lean teams and individual responsibility


Pluses

  • Frontend web development skills – Javascript, TypeScript, HTML5
  • Experience of:

    • Prototyping new games, such as in game jams
    • Shipping products to real users
    • Free-to-play mobile game development and live operations
    • Mobile development platforms such as iOS, Android, and HTML5


We Offer

  • Bright, comfy studio space in the heart of Guildford, the geekily glamorous ‘Hollywood of Games’, just half an hour by train from central London
  • 25 days paid holiday, plus all public holidays
  • Share options scheme
  • Annual self-development budget of £1000
  • Company anniversary celebration for team, partners, and families - we just held our first one at Thorpe Park
  • Regular outings, games/pub evenings and ad hoc socials
  • Endless supplies of tasty snacks (varying degrees of healthiness)
  • We repeat: doughnuts! Doughnuts all the time
  • A memorable celebration on passing probations and anniversaries
  • Daily trailblazing with a humble, hardworking team of good humans


About Mojiworks
Mojiworks is a friendly, funded and fast-growing UK startup dedicated to games for messaging apps. Founded in 2016, we started experimenting early by making collaborative messaging games that lots of people played and loved, and now we’re working with Facebook on next-generation Instant Games, tailor-made for Facebook Messenger, that we believe will be platform-defining. We have a great head start on achieving our ambition to become the global leader in games for messaging, and our highest priority right now is building a diverse and happy team to co-create a whole portfolio of totally new, inclusive messaging games to delight millions of players across the world.We’ll value your unique spark, ideas and contributions and support you to do the best work of your career, encouraging discovery and learning every step of the way.

In a nutshell, we:

  • Have a go at hard problems, learn fast, and try to be progressively better at everything we do
  • Highly value honesty, differing viewpoints, creative thinking and transparency
  • Promote health and happiness, and funnel them into creating amazing games.
Salary
Location Mojiworks, Guildford, United Kingdom
Job Category Programming
Date posted 11/10/2018
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