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Senior Software Developer

by Big Viking Games

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jul 16, 2020
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 by building awesome free-to-play mobile and social games. 

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.

The Nitty Gritty:

Big Viking Games is on the hunt for a Senior Software Developer to join our team (Casual/Social Games) at our Toronto or London, ON studio.

The Duties:

  • Write robust, efficient and maintainable code in Java, JavaScript, PHP, and AS3.
  • Ability to write efficient SQL statements and work with MySQL
  • Write tools in JavaScript and Javascript libraries (React)
  • Pick up new languages quickly
  • Ability to do code reviews and provide feedback to other developers
  • Use performance profilers, such as memory analyzers, CPU profilers and network sniffers to improve our existing code
  • Experience with solving difficult bugs in production

Must Haves:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering is strongly preferred
  • 4+ years of game development experience
  • Shipped multiple features and projects in a live environment
Nice to Haves:
  • Experience shipping games with Unity/C# is a strong plus 
  • Experience with Javascript and React a strong plus
  • Experience with PHP is a plus
  • Experience with Redis, Memcache, Docker, Ansible and Go would be highly beneficial
  • Enjoy playing mobile and online games
  • F2P game development experience
The Loot:
  • Competitive salaries, Group Retirement Savings Plan matching & participation in the Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, and vision), including generous time off policies
  • Stocked kitchen, unlimited snacks and beverages, along with breakfast and daily hot lunches. Vikings can't work on an empty stomach!
  • Lots of other great perks such as frequent company paid outings, events and get-togethers
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.
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