Game Developer @Big Viking Games
Software Development
Salary -
Remote Location
remote in Canada Canada
Job Type Full-time
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[Hiring] Game Developer @Big Viking Games

Dec 10, 2023 - Big Viking Games is hiring a remote Game Developer. 📍Location: Canada.

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:

Reporting to our Senior Engineering Manager, you'll be working on our flagship games - YoWorld and FishWorld! The ideal candidate will be a seasoned Game Developer with expertise in Javascript, Typescript, Java and PHP and will develop game features for YoWorld and Fishworld. The successful candidate will work closely with our live operations and production teams to update the user-facing aspects of our games, including features, UX, Production and Marketing tools, and will support automation. The candidate will be responsible for bug fixing, testing and all game development. This role will be part of our Game Features team and is remote in Ontario. 

As we are looking for someone experienced in Game Development, this is not an entry-level role.

 

The Duties:
  • Implement modern web design principles to ensure that our games render well across multiple devices
  • Monitor game performance, watch for behavior 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
  • Improve tools and automation to support live operations and marketing.

Requirements

The Must Haves:
  • At least 4 years working in a Game Development role
  • Expertise and proven work experience in ALL of: HTML5, Javascript/Typescript, PHP, and Java
  • Proven experience with: 
    • designing with performance in mind, enabling interactive sites supporting very large numbers of users
    • designing responsive web experiences targeting multiple form factors and screen sizes
    • designing and implementing interactive web-based gaming experiences
  • Experience with both creating and using Game Design Documents (GDD) to enhance the user experience
  • Up to date knowledge of modern web security practices
  • Proficiency writing highly optimized queries for MySQL / MariaDB
  • Extensive experience in live ops game environments, having successfully shipped multiple features or at least one live title from concept to release
  • Track record of working in game development teams with a minimum of one launched live title, and having contributed to the development of multiple released features
  • A passion for games! 

 

The Nice to Haves:

 

  • Familiar with microservices and distributed architecture
  • Experience with frameworks such as React
  • Game Engine experience with Unity, Unreal etc. 
  • Github or other code repository

Benefits

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
  • Remote work environment

 

Becoming a Viking:

Does the idea of working for a gaming company doing what you love everyday sound exciting? Great, we’d love to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter

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.

About The Company

Founded in 2011, Big Viking Games is the largest independent mobile and social game studio in Canada and a pioneer in mobile HTML5 games. Headquartered in London, Ontario, the company has grown profitably to a team of over 80 Vikings across the globe. From our beginnings with hits like YoWorld & FishWorld, we have become a leader in live operations, and a pioneer of what is possible with mobile HTML5 technologies to redefine the future of mobile entertainment. Our titles are played by millions of people on iOS, Android, Facebook and the mobile web.

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