Server Developer – Casual F2P Games – London

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Job Title Server Developer – Casual F2P Games – London
Job Category Programming
Job Description Our client is a leading mobile games studio based in central London, developing highly successful games. Their philosophy is small teams can create amazingly successful games… as long as they have the best talent! They’ve all had incredible experiences in developing games (particularly casual and free-to-play), both on browsers and mobiles. They’re always on the lookout for new additions to the team.

They have got a great new studio on Haymarket. It’s fun, but their ambition is serious – to make the most successful, genre-leading games for mobile and tablet devices. It’s hard work, but incredibly rewarding. They also have some of the most high profile backers in the world and they’re continually looking to build and sustain the best team.

Role:
  • As Server Developer you will create scalable backend code for fun and engaging mobile games with millions of users
  • You will work as part of a highly skilled team to develop and maintain games, game features, and any development tools required
  • You will contribute to our software stack to create new types of games and services


Responsibilities:
  • Write test-driven, clean and maintainable code in JavaScript for the Node.js runtime
  • Implement features in a way that is performant and will scale well with increased volume and concurrency of users
  • Monitor, debug and quickly resolve server and database issues on games in production
  • Create tools and shared libraries to streamline development
  • Work in all phases of the development lifecycle with a focus on efficient and iterative coding
  • Be part of an expert engineering team with a coherent development approach and high level of technical quality


Key Skills:
  • Passion for developing popular games with high production values
  • Software craftsperson with a diligent programming mentality and zero tolerance for bugs
  • Excellent understanding of programming best practices and data-driven design
  • Experience working with databases, particularly NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Experience writing automated software tests and writing testable code
  • Self-driven and excel at completing tasks in a minimally supervised environment
  • Able to communicate ideas from abstract game features to complex technical designs
  • Comfortable working in a small team on high impact features
  • Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject


Superpowers:
  • JavaScript devotee aware of current ecosystem and upcoming changes
  • Experience managing MongoDB clusters in a production environment
  • Knowledge of commonly used web security techniques
  • Experience developing real-time client-server applications
  • Designed, written, deployed, debugged and maintained web services with 100k+ DAU
  • Devop with experience of cloud platforms such as GCP, Heroku, MongoDB Atlas
  • Git aficionado
  • Won a gold neighbourhood trophy in Home Street
Salary DOE
Location London
Job Category Programming
Date posted 07/06/2019
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