Game Developer

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Programming and Development
Big Viking Games
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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. With over 100 Vikings already on board, and studios in both Toronto and London Ontario, we are focused on making our mark by building awesome free-to-play mobile and social games.  Big Viking Games has proudly amassed millions of loyal fans across its many popular titles with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We believe that by investing in our employees and in new technologies, such as HTML5, we can continue our success for years to come. With that in mind, we are on the hunt for exceptional talent to join our growing team, and that’s where you come in!

The Nitty Gritty:

Big Viking Games is on the hunt for a Software Developer to join our Ventures Division (Mobile/Instant Games) at our Toronto, ON studio to make HTML5 titles for messenger platforms and the open web.

The Duties:

  • Write robust, efficient and maintainable backend code in C++, JavaScript, and PHP.
  • Ability to write efficient SQL statements and work with MySQL
  • Write tools in JavaScript and Javascript libraries (React)
  • Pick up new languages quickly and move between projects efficiently
  • 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 backend 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
  • Robust knowledge of C++

Nice to Haves:

  • 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.

Contact Details:
Big Viking Games
Tel: (519) 488-0231
Contact: Crystal Lammens

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