Big Viking Games

Intermediate Software Developer

Engineering | London, Ontario, Canada

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Big Viking Games is a leading social and mobile game development studio. The company focuses on making fans both externally and internally - having been recognized as the Globe and Mail's Top 100 Employer for 2014 and Top 50 Employer for Young People. With studios in London, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario our team of developers, artists and game designers are industry specialists who embrace the challenges of HTML5 & Flash game development. 
The primary responsibility of a full-time Intermediate Software Developer is to collaborate on building efficient and scalable code. The successful candidate will expertly utilize HTML5, Javascript, Java, Node.js, AS3 & PHP.
This position is available in the London, ON studio.
Responsibilities include:
  • Working on various titles and related engine
  • Implementing web interfaces using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AS3
  • Collaborating with team members to produce and manage high quality code
  • Writing server code using PHP & Java
  • Working closely with the design & art team to define future specifications
  • Participate in all aspects of the development cycle; driving projects to completion
  • Actively participating in design reviews and discussions
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience developing games and preferred
  • Strong track record of overcoming technical challenges
  • Ability to write robust, efficient and maintainable code
  • Strong understanding and experience with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, AS3 and PHP preferred
  • Solid understanding of AJAX, web sockets and client server development
  • Programming experience working with web technologies and/or game development an asset
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment 
Big Viking offers a unique opportunity to work for a leading game development company along with:
  • Competitive salaries with full health, dental & vision benefits
  • Company ownership through the Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Professional Development & Conference budget / program
  • Daily breakfast & hot catered lunches, along with a fully stocked kitchen
  • Team building activities such as paintball, movies, LAN parties, Canada's Wonderland, and other in-studio events
  • Gaming lounge (competition grade foosball, Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBox 360 & PS4)
  • Weekly free in-studio massages from an RMT