Senior Node.js Developer - Games

London
Remote Start
Permanent
50-70k

Senior Node.js 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 Senior Node.js Developer.

The successful Senior Node.js Developer will create highly scalable backend code for fun and engaging mobile games. Working within a small, highly skilled Server team you will develop new game features and maintain popular games with responsibility for team members, deliverables and processes.  

Specifically, the software developer will write test-driven, clean and maintainable code in TypeScript for the Node.js runtime.

Requirements:

  • 6+ years commercial experience with 2+ years of experience of Node.js
  • Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject
  • Passion for developing highly scalable back-end game code
  • Software craftsperson with a diligent programming mentality and zero tolerance for bugs
  • Excellent understanding of programming best practices and data-driven design
  • Experience writing automated software tests and writing testable code
  • Self-driven and excel at completing tasks in a minimally supervised environment
  • Able to communicate ideas from abstract game features to complex technical designs
  • Comfortable working in a small team on high impact features

Nice-to-haves:

  • JavaScript devotee aware of current ecosystem and upcoming changes
  • Experience working with databases, ideally NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Knowledge of commonly used web security techniques
  • 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
  • Devops enthusiast 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; company pension scheme; discretionary bonus; support with relocation; support to learn, develop and progress; 28 days holiday.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

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