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Online / Backend Programmers all levels

Programmer - Development - Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Job Title Online / Backend Programmers all levels
Job Description

Pixel Toys is looking for talented experienced, senior and/or lead online / backend programmers to help us create wonderful, entertaining games. This is an opportunity to join a growing developer at an exciting time in the company’s development and work on titles that push the limits of the latest mobile and VR hardware.

As a key member of the Pixel Toys team you’ll be responsible for working with the other programmers to design and develop online and back-end technology and data architecture to take our games from concept to completion.

You will have the opportunity to work in a flexible environment, and to add your own ideas into the mix in order to create the most enjoyable and entertaining games possible.

As a candidate for an online / backend programmer role you are expected to have proven experience working with online systems and/or backend technology stacks and databases. Importantly you must also be self-motivating, a strong team player who is proactive and with a personal desire to deliver at the highest standard.

Subject to experience, the role may also involve being responsible for day to day management of members of the programming team, and as such you will be expected to show leadership, contribute ideas, identify project-wide risks and be a keen problem solver. You will also need a genuine passion for games.

Location – Leamington Spa


Online / backend systems and data structure architecture
Online / backend code development
Implementation of game meta systems
Client-server and server-server communication and packet optimisation
Ensuring code and systems quality and stability


Ideally you will have most or all of the following:
A strong academic background in Computer Science
At least 2 years experience of online/backend systems development (more for senior or lead roles)
At least 1 shipped game in an online/backend role (and at least 1 in a senior or lead role for senior/lead roles)
A positive and outgoing personality
Experience with networking protocols, user authentication
Experience of metagame programming
Experience configuration, maintaining and optimising databases
Experience developing multiplayer game components (async / sync, client-server and/or p2p)
Good knowledge of modern game engines
Excellent technical implementation skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A passion for playing and making games
Solid understanding of coding processes, standards and methodologies

We’ll be really pleased if you have:

Javascript, Python, C++ programming experience
Experience with security, data validation and anti-cheat systems
Experience developing CMS systems
Experience developing mobile (iOS / Android) free-to-play titles
Experience working with Unity
Experience working with GameSparks
Experience and/or training in agile development
Experience with tools development
Experience mentoring and/or managing other programmers

Why Apply To Pixel Toys?

Pixel Toys is an award-winning developer situated in the heart of the beautiful Regency town of Leamington Spa.

The company works on games that are played and loved by millions of gamers across the world, pushes what’s technically and visually possible on mobile and is creating pioneering titles in the emerging VR space.

We are a growing company and recently moved into a new completely refurbished office in the centre of Leamington Spa.

We’ll give you the opportunity to :

Work in a flexible environment
Help define the studio culture and values
Create genre-leading, award winning titles
In addition we will:

Pay a competitive salary, negotiable based on experience
Provide pension, healthcare, childcare schemes
Commit to a great bonus scheme
Provide regular activities like pub and cinema nights as well a team Building events
Commit to adding additional benefits as we grow

Sector Development
Category Programmer
Level Mid-Level
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary 30,000 - 39,999 GBP
Date Posted 29 January 2018
Contact Simon Miles
Reference BEPG
Recruiter Pixel Toys
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