Software Developer - Social Games

Software Developer - Social Games


KANO/APPS is looking for candidates with solid experience developing in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript and AJAX to develop mobile and social games.

You will be responsible for working with a team of engineers, artists and game designers to release game features in a high-volume, high-availability, large-scale infrastructure.

You must be comfortable working on a large complex code-base, problem solving, and writing efficient and organized code.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, or related field
  • Masters degree in any of these disciplines is a plus
  • 4+ years of RECENT software development experience (strong understanding of OOP)
  • Strong track record of shipping projects on time
  • Experience implementing transmission of complex data sets using AJAX
  • Proven experience in server development using Apache/PHP
  • Proficiency in MySQL
  • Past projects that include live-deployed, highly scalable, consumer-focused systems in production environments
  • Attention to detail, meticulous and organized working habits
  • Knowledge of standard software engineering and quality assurance practices
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with third parties when needed
  • Strong problem solving, debugging, troubleshooting, documentation and delegation abilities
  • Passionate about software development and problem solving


  • Facebook API and/or Myspace (Opensocial) development experience
  • Detailed knowledge of development tools and techniques relating to HTML5 and web technologies
  • Fluency in JavaScript including experience structuring large, complex JavaScript code bases
  • jQuery and familiarity with other frameworks
  • Experience with Memcached, MongoDB & database sharding
  • Live JavaScript/HTML5 games


  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Accountable and reliable
  • Professional presentation
  • Team Player


  • Ability to work on live and relevant projects that are seen by millions of users worldwide
  • Awesome culture (e.g. Paintballing, Hackathons, BEvERage Fridays, Video Games, Tornado T-3000 Foosball Table, Espresso Coffee)
  • Personal laptops, 24 inch monitors and Herman Miller Aerons (yes, we care about your back)
  • Health and dental benefits


Established in 2008, KANO/APPS ( is a profitable and growing Canadian company that creates social games. KANO/APPS knows how to connect people through play, and that's why our games have earned a loyal fan base encompassing millions of worldwide players across multiple social networks like Facebook and Myspace. Our team of bright, talented and creative engineers, designers and artists work in a beautifully restored heritage building in downtown Victoria, British Columbia and we represent the brightest in a new, thriving online culture and the leading edge of the social gaming industry.

Want to learn more about us? Check out our company blog at!

Our goal is simple: To build a vibrant and thriving community around fun and engaging social games.


Date Posted:
Jun 14, 2013 4:28 PM PDT
Kano Applications Inc.

Kano Applications Inc.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

KANO/APPS is a Victoria-based developer of social and mobile games. Founded in 2008, they’ve built five titles and serve hundreds of thousands of daily users. more