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Game Programmer - Casual Mobile Games

Kwalee

  • Job Title -  Game Programmer - Casual games

  • Reports Into - Lead Programmer

  • Location - Hybrid/Leamington Spa

A Little Bit about Kwalee….

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game developers and publishers, with well over 900 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Airport Security and Makeover Studio 3D. We also have a growing PC and Console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join TENS!, Eternal Hope, Die by the Blade and Scathe.

What’s In It For You?

  • Hybrid working - 3 days in the office, 2 days remote/ WFH is the norm

  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to choose how and when you work best

  • A dog friendly office (There’s dog-free areas too, if pooches aren’t your thing)

  • Profit sharing scheme - we win, you win 

  • Private medical cover - delivered through BUPA

  • Life Assurance - for long term peace of mind

  • On site gym - take care of yourself

  • Relocation support - available

  • VISA Sponsorship - available

  • Quarterly Team Building days - we’ve done Paintballing, Go Karting & even Robot Wars

  • Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays! 

  • An amazingly well equipped office with ping pong, darts, pool tables and video games while keeping refreshed with free snacks and a stocked kitchen (we have every kind of milk imaginable)

 

Are You Up To The Challenge?

 

As a Game Programmer working on our Casual games you’ll be coding and developing hit mobile F2P games as part of an experienced and successful team. You will be expected to work on all aspects of development with things like gameplay, RESTful client interaction, IAPs, 3rd party API integration, data streaming, multiplayer, gradle/cocoapod troubleshooting and user experience improvements to name a few.

 

 Your Team Mates

Working within the Casual Games team you join a multinational crew who are united by a common goal of trying to make the games we work on first class experiences from a gameplay, visual and marketing perspective.  Passion for our products is what drives us, and we encourage a team entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative mindset that makes everyone on the project a voice to be heard.

 

What Does The Job Actually Involve?

  • Preplanning and design of systems before implementation.

  • Designing and writing high quality and reliable code for our games.

  • Using C# and Unity as the main technologies in your day to day work.

  • Solving any challenges that might appear on the way.

Your Hard Skills

  • At least 2 years of experience in game development with C#.

  • Experience with Casual / F2P mobile games

  • Experience with Unity.

  • At least one of the following: console / Android / iOS / Amazon experience.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • An avid interest in either console or mobile games, preferably both.

  • Ability to derive tasks from a design document.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Self motivated.

  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.

  • Experience with source control such as SVN, Git or Perforce

  • 3D and 2D gameplay experience.

  • Understanding and appropriate use of design patterns.

  • Rapid prototyping experience would be a plus.

  • Graphics experience would be a plus.

  • Android build pipeline experience would be a plus.

  • Experience integrating 3rd party APIs would be a plus.

  • RESTful experience would be a plus.

 

Your Soft Skills

Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues. 

We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.

A Little More About Kwalee

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.

Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.

We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France. 

We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: - Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth - including Antarctica!

Location: LeamingtonSpa, United Kingdom
Date found: 2022-11-02

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