Senior Games Server Programmer

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    #1 Tom Aherne, Jan 13, 2016
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    Senior Games Server Programmer

    Hi everyone,

    I work for Kwalee Ltd, a small mobile games studio based in Leamington Spa and founded by David Darling CBE, one of the original founders of Codemasters. We're currently looking for a Senior Games Server Programmer to join our team.

    We're on some super cool large scale user generated games technology that could really disrupt the industry. We're looking for highly talented people to join our team.

    Below is the full spec. Get in touch if you're interested and have server programming experience!


    Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile game developer based right in the heart of Leamington Spa, England. We have a dynamic, creative and highly experienced team who are developing top quality, innovative and exciting games. Click to learn more.

    As our Senior Games Server Programmer, we need you to deliver high quality, innovative and extremely fun mobile games. You will help lead the design and architecture of our servers and implement server features to robustly support millions of mobile games players.

    The systems you create will perform excellently and reliably, whilst being secure and scalable. Your code will need to be demonstrably of the highest quality.

    You must have:

    A proven track record of writing high quality database and program code for servers
    An excellent knowledge of highly scalable systems
    Experience in Python
    Knowledge of Unix, Linux or equivalent development environments
    Knowledge of nosql databases (Couchbase, MongoDB, Cassandra, Memcache, etc)
    A creative mindset motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best
    3+ years experience in games servers or a related industry
    A team player who will contribute daily to developing great games
    Excellent organisational skills
    2:1 or higher degree in a related discipline


    Lead or management experience of a server team
    Working knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Experience in one or more of the common object-oriented server development languages and associated libraries (for example: Java, Scala, C++, C#)
    An avid interest in either console or mobile games, preferably both
    Experience in mobile app industry
    Strong statistical and applied mathematical background

    Salary and location

    Salary is £25,000 - £45,000 depending upon experience and proven track record plus company benefits and royalties sharing scheme

    Benefits include private pension, private medical cover and life assurance

    This job is based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

    The position involves working a minimum of 40 hours per week in our office

    You must have the full right to work within the UK

    What else do we offer?

    - A highly creative atmosphere with the opportunity to contribute daily to important development decisions

    - An extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling CBE and many other industry veterans

    - A very ambitious ethos - we are aiming to create chart topping mobile hits

    - Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!


    If you are suitable for this role, you must include the following with your application:

    1) A covering letter stating why you are suitable for this particular role and provide examples of successful server projects for which you have been responsible for programming\designing.

    2) Your CV.

    3) Your salary expectations.

    Learn more about Kwalee's latest exciting server developments.

    Company description:

    Kwalee Ltd is a developer and publisher of mobile games. It was founded in 2011 by David Darling (CBE) who originally co-founded Codemasters in 1986.

    We seek to excite and entertain our customers with innovative new games that provide incredible experiences.

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