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Intermediate Software Developer (Remote)

by Big Viking Games

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Aug 05, 2023
Big Viking Games

Job Description

Intermediate Software Developer (Remote)

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:

We are looking for an Intermediate Fullstack Developer who can utilize Javascript, Typescript, Java, and PHP to develop game features for YoWorld and Fishworld. The successful candidate will work closely with our design teams to update the user-facing aspects of our games. The candidate will be responsible for bug fixing, testing and game feature development. This role will be part of our Game Features team.


The Duties:

- Implement modern web design principles to ensure that our games render well across multiple devices

- Monitor game performance, watch for behaviour changes related to site usability problems and rectify any issues

- Provide feedback and estimates on new features and bug fixes if there are technical feasibility issues

- Collaborate with internal staff to create game tools

- Implement server apis for features and manage their database interactions

- Agile prototyping of new features for the game

- Design a framework for creating games that grow with the needs of the company


The Must Haves:

- Solid experience in HTML5, Javascript/Typescript, PHP, Java.

- Experience designing and implementing interactive web-based experiences such as games

- Experience designing with performance in mind, enabling interactive sites supporting very large numbers of users

- Ability to read Game Design Documents (GDD) and understand the user experience

- Experience designing responsive web experiences targeting multiple form factors and screen sizes

- Modern web security practices


The Nice to Haves:

- Game development experience a plus

- Experience with frameworks such as React a plus

- MySQL/SQL experience a plus

- Familiar with microservices and distributed architecture


The Loot:

  • Health, Dental, and 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

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