Games Server Developer, Node.js

Salary: 

£30-50k

Position type: 

Permanent

Job Location: 

London

Games Server Developer / Backend Software Engineer - Node.js, JavaScript, MongoDB - Games studio

Central London

£30-50k

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 junior to mid-level Backend Games Developer to join their small, world class engineering team of mobile and social games experts.  

The successful Games Server Developer will create highly scalable backend code for fun and engaging games.  Working within a tiny Server team you will work in all phases of the SDLC - to develop and maintain games, game features, and any development tools required - with a focus on efficient and iterative coding. 

Specifically, the backend Games Software Developer will: 

  • write clean and maintainable server code in JavaScript for a Node.js environment
  • implement features in a way that is performant and will scale well with increased volume and concurrency of users
  • monitor, debug and quickly resolve server and database issues on games in production
  • create tools and shared libraries to streamline development

Backend Games Developer – key skills include:

  • working with NoSQL databases, particularly MongoDB
  • JavaScript devotee aware of current ecosystem and upcoming changes 
  • an excellent understanding of programming best practices and data-driven design
  • a passion for developing popular games with high production values
  • 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 managing MongoDB clusters in a production environment 
  • experience developing real-time client-server applications
  • Git aficionado
  • have designed, written, deployed, debugged and maintained web services with 100k+ DAU
  • knowledge of commonly used web security techniques
  • devop or sysadmin with experience of cloud platforms such as AWS, Heroku, MongoDB Atlas

 

Games Server Software Developer / Backend Software Developer / Server-side Software Engineer – JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB, Games Studio

 

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