Software Developer

Software Developer

A Little About Us:

Armed with a handful of gifted developers Big Viking Games sailed into action in 2011, set on taking the social and mobile gaming world by storm. From Facebook to iOS, Big Viking Games has demonstrated a mastery of the free-to-play model on a variety of platforms. In four short years, we've grown from humble beginnings in London, ON to just under 100 Vikings with a second development studio in Toronto, ON. In addition, Big Viking Games has been recognized as a Top 10 Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Places to Work Institute as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (SME) and Canada’s Best Employers for Young People. With even bigger goals for 2016, we will need reinforcements. And that's where you come in!

The Nitty Gritty:

Big Viking Games is looking to add a skilled Software Developer, with previous Unity experience, to one of our mobile projects that is still in development. This position can be based at either of our London, ON or Toronto, ON studios.

The Duties:

  • Design, program, test, optimize and support an array of mobile games that are either live or in development
  • Implement game enhancements and features within the games you are working on
  • Work collaboratively with art and design teams in order to bring projects to life
  • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide estimates and implement solutions
  • Engage in design reviews and discussions to provide feedback
  • Write functional and clear documentation for all projects you work on
  • Assist with performance monitoring, bug fixes and optimization
  • Architect and implement gameplay systems
  • Assist in planning out the technical and development timelines; defining future specifications of the product
  • Work on multi-tenant features that service millions of live users
  • Work on various titles and related engines; the first project you'll tackle will be in Unity

The Essentials:

  • 3 or more years of experience as a Software Developer, preferably in the gaming industry
  • Must have shipped at least 1 Unity title
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Solid understanding of AJAX, web sockets and client server development
  • Proficiency with Unity, C# and Java
  • Experience with Smart Fox
  • Previous experience working with large databases and a strong networking knowledge
  • Familiarity with Git
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present ideas in a suer-friendly manner
  • Passion for games
  • Do you have a github account? Or a portfolio with apps / games you've made? Share it with us, we'd love to see it.

The Loot:

  • Competitive salaries & participation in the Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Comprehensive benefit package (health, dental, and vision), including general time off policies
  • Stocked kitchen, unlimited snacks and beverages, along with breakfast and daily hot catered lunches
  • Complimentary in-studio registered massage therapy
  • Lots of other great perks such as frequent company paid outings, events and get-togethers

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.

Date Posted:
Jan 20, 2016 1:07 PM PST
Big Viking Games

Big Viking Games
London, Ontario, Canada

Big Viking Games is a leading social and mobile game development studio. The company focuses on making fans both externally and internally and has 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... more