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Senior Software Developer

by Big Viking Games

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 03, 2022
Big Viking Games

Job Description

Senior Software Developer


A Little About Us

Making fans - That’s what we’re all about! Since our humble beginnings in 2011, these two words have driven Big Viking Games to become the successful company it is today. We are focused on making our mark as a next-generation, live operations games company.

We believe that each Viking is unique and brings exponential value to the company. In return, we provide Vikings with the opportunity to solve problems through continuous learning and fostering feedback, ultimately mastering their craft. By investing in our Vikings and in new technologies, we can continue our success for years to come.

We are embarking on an adventure and rely on our team of skilled, enthusiastic, and collaborative Vikings to turn our ship towards a new horizon. With that in mind, we are on the hunt for exceptional talent to join us on this new journey and help hoist the sails!

The Nitty Gritty

Big Viking Games is looking for a Senior Software Developer to join our Technology team! Reporting to our VP of Engineering, you'll be working alongside other software developers on our flagship games - YoWorld and FishWorld. The ideal candidate will be a generalist, having well rounded experience in a Full-Stack skill set.  This position is offered 100% remotely.

The Duties:

  • Write robust, efficient and maintainable code primarily in Java and TypeScript. 
  • Ability to write efficient SQL statements and work with databases and database caches
  • Write tools in TypeScript and React
  • Work with CI/CD tools using industry best practices
  • Ability to do code reviews and provide feedback to other developers
  • Mentor junior developers and help them develop their technical skills
  • Approach code with a deep understanding of software, using appropriate profilers to ensure performance
  • Experience with solving difficult bugs in production


The Requirements:

The Must Haves

  • Completed post secondary education in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 6+ years of full stack development experience
  • Shipped multiple features and projects in a live environment

The Nice to Haves

  • Experience with web frameworks generally a strong plus
  • Experience with PHP or GraphQL is a plus
  • Experience with Redis, Memcache, Docker, and Ansible would be highly beneficial
  • Enjoy playing games
  • F2P game development experience


The Loot:

  • Health, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • A generous amount of Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days, Family Leave)
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Professional Growth
  • Health & Wellness Benefits (Employee Assistance Program, Monthly Spending Account, Wellness Initiatives, Perkopolis)
  • Vikoins (Peer Recognition Program & Rewards)
  • Stock Options
  • Group RRSP
  • Frequent remote events/meetings to stay connected with your peers and share company updates
  • 100% remote work environment


Becoming a Viking:

Are you cut from our cloth? Does the idea of working for a gaming company and doing what you love every day get you so excited that you kind of want to scream? Great! Send us your resume!

Big Viking Games is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

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