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Vacancy

Server Developer
Gaming & Interactive
Salary
Salary on application
Location
United Kingdom
Type
Permanent
Reference: AVHT-748331
 
CONSULTANT
Katie Jones
T +44 (0)1273 287 007

As Software Engineer you will create scalable backend code for fun and engaging mobile games

You will work as part of a small team to develop and maintain games, game features, and any development tools required

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, in other languages where required (e.g. Java)
  • 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

Requirements

  • Experience working with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Excellent understanding of programming best practices and data-driven design
  • Passion for developing popular games with high production values
  • Software craftsperson with a diligent programming mentality and zero tolerance for bugs
  • 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

Plus points

  • 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 using social platform APIs, OAuth, and RESTful web services
  • Designed, written, deployed, debugged and maintained web services with 100k+ DAU
  • Devop with experience of cloud platforms such as AWS, Heroku, MongoDB Atlas
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