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Front End Developer

A Little About Us:

Making fans - That’s what we’re all about! Since our humble beginnings in 2011, these two words have driven Big Viking Games to become the successful company it is today. With over 100 Vikings already on board, and studios in both Toronto, ON and London, ON, we are focused on making our mark by building awesome free-to-play mobile and social games.  Big Viking Games has proudly amassed millions of loyal fans across its many popular titles with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We believe that by investing in our employees and in new technologies, such as HTML5, we can continue our success for years to come. With that in mind, we are on the hunt for exceptional talent to join our growing team, and that’s where you come in!

 

The Nitty Gritty:

We are looking for a Front End Developer who can utilize HTML5, CSS and Javascript to develop effective user interfaces aimed at games that are released to the public. The successful candidate will work closely with our design teams to update the user-facing aspects of our games. The front end developer will also be responsible for creating innovative solutions to web design issues to help make our games more visually appealing and enhance usability. This position is available in our London, ON studio.

 

The Duties:

  • Implement modern web design principles to ensure that our games render well across multiple devices
  • Monitor game performance, watch for behaviour changes related to site usability problems and rectify any issues
  • Provide input on features and User Interface integration if there are technical feasibility issues
  • Implement menu and User Interface systems for users of multiple platforms, while maintaining visual quality and logistics
  • Collaborate with engine programmers to develop interface tools as required
  • Agile prototyping of interaction direction for the game
  • Optimize User Interface code to run efficiently on various platforms  
  • Design a framework for creating games that grow with the needs of the company

 

The Must Haves:

  • Solid experience in HTML5, Javascript and CSS.
  • Experience designing and implementing interactive web-based experiences such as games
  • Experience designing with performance in mind, enabling interactive sites supporting very large numbers of users
  • Ability to read Game Design Documents (GDD) and understand the user experience
  • Experience designing responsive web experiences targeting multiple form factors and screen sizes
     

The Nice to Haves:

  • Game development experience a plus
  • Experience with frameworks such as Angular or React a plus
  • Experience with graphics frameworks such as Three.js or Babylon.js a plus
     

The Loot:

  • Competitive salary, bonus program, Group Retirement Savings Plan matching, and participation in the Employee Stock Option Plan.
  • Comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, and vision), including generous time off policies.
  • Stocked kitchen, unlimited snacks and beverages, along with breakfast and daily hot lunches. Vikings can't work on an empty stomach!
  • Lots of other great perks such as frequent company paid outings, events and get-togethers.

 

Becoming a Viking:

Does the idea of working for a gaming company doing what you love everyday sound exciting? Great, we’d love to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter

Big Viking Games is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process. For More information regarding accessibility, please visit our Accessibility webpage.

 

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