Backend Developer, Mobile Games

London
Remote Start
Permanent
40-50k

Backend Developer, Mobile Games

London - Remote Start

This small mobile games studio is making some of the most successful genre-leading games for tablets and mobile devices. On the back of more than 50 million downloads and substantial financial backing such growth has led to this brand new opening for a mid-level Backend Developer.

The successful Backend Developer will create highly scalable code for fun and engaging mobile games. Working within a tiny Server team you will work in all phases of the SDLC. 

Specifically, the Backend Developer will write test-driven, clean and maintainable code in JavaScript for a Node.js environment

Backend Games Developer – key skills include:

  • working with NoSQL databases, particularly MongoDB
  • JavaScript devotee aware of current ecosystem and upcoming changes
  • 2+ years of commercial experience in Node.js programming
  • an excellent understanding of programming best practices and data-driven design
  • a passion for developing highly scalable web services that power popular games
  • a software craftsperson with a diligent programming mentality and zero tolerance for bugs
  • writing automated software tests and writing testable code
  • Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject

Nice-to-haves: 

  • experience developing real-time client-server applications
  • interest in Node.js profiling and understanding what makes V8 tick
  • designed, written, deployed, debugged and maintained web services with 100k+ DAU
  • knowledge of commonly used web security techniques
  • devop with experience of cloud platforms such as GCP, Heroku, MongoDB Atlas
  • fan of Kubernetes and containerization

Benefits include: flexible working hours; free snacks and drinks; discretionary bonus; company pension scheme; support to learn, develop and progress; 28 days holiday

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

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