Frontend Engineer

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Programming and Development
South East UK
Dovetail Games
Job Ref:

  • Frontend Engineer

    Job LocationsUK-Kent-Chatham

    Job ID 2018-1211

    Department Dovetail Live
  • Overview

    Role: Frontend Engineer

    Team: Development

    Location: Historic Dockyard, Chatham, UK


    At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting edge technology and across multiple platforms, and we have big ambitions to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.


    To help achieve this ambition, we’re looking for a Frontend Engineer, reporting into the Technical Product Owner, who will envision, design and deliver high quality software using an agile, behavioural and test-driven development process.



    •  Work with the Technical Product Owner and DevOps Engineer to ensure the implementation of the Dovetail Live programme vision
    •  Champion the development of our Isomorphic React & Redux application using ES7
    •  Work closely with game development teams in providing in-game online functionality
    •  Understand business needs and interpret programme vision to be able to advise on “best fit” solutions that work for all parties

    Person Specifications

    What we look for in you

     Experience with

    •  Agile development, using JIRA or an equivalent
    •  Modern ES6 JS
    •  Build tools ( Webpack, Gradle and npm )
    •  MVC / MVVM JS frameworks ( React, Angular, Ember, Vue )
    •  Flux based state management ( Redux, MobX )
    •  Continuous Integration / Delivery ( Jenkins, GitLab CI, Travis )
    •  Test Driven or Behaviour Driven Development ( Jest, Mocha, Enzyme )
    •  Experience working with a similar remit in a parallel industry
    •  A demonstrable history of building successful single page applications
    •  Experience working with internal stakeholders across multi-disciplinary organisation structures
    •  The ability to design and communicate on complex systems
    •  Strong organisational skills

    About Dovetail Games

    Why work for us?

    • Recently announced in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100
    • Winners of the KEiBA 2015 Technology Business of the Year

    • Developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology

    • 23 days holiday + 8 days statutory holiday

    • Excellent work-life balance

    • Pension scheme

    • Childcare vouchers

    • Eye-care vouchers

    • Free parking

    • Regular social and sporting activities

    We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

    Contact Details:
    Dovetail Games
    Tel: 01634890026
    Contact: Rob Murray - Talent Attraction Manager

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