Job Description

Job Description
Are you a responsible and talented developer, with either Frontend and Backend (or both) skills?
Would you enjoy working on next generation of applied games and gamification platforms?

We’re combining game dynamics, artificial intelligence, big and little data and human psychology into solving some of the most fascinating scientific, economic and societal issues of our times. Making playful solutions for creativity, learning, exploration and innovation.

The role requires a serious passion for programming and developing, with the ability to work well with others and you know that software development involves much more than just writing code.

If you love interesting and well funded projects which you own and can direct, that have the possibility to transform the world of games and interactivity then you might be a good fit.

Ideally you play nicely with OO & data structures, and like languages like; C#, Golang, Python, Javascript, PHP and C++ as well as MySQL and NoSQL databases. If you see well formed responsive sites with a lot of interesting interactivity as a thing of joy, or if you know how to plan and design software architecture – then join us!

You know your Design Patterns from your Tartan Patterns, and building a big system or working with a huge cloud based gaming system actually excites you!

You have views and want to be heard and listened to when it comes to interaction design, and you like to contribute or lead on technical architecture and development.

Team Culture and Workplace
Take part in regular sessions sharing ideas whilst discussing practices and technologies
Be part of a great co-working space in the heart of Shoreditch that hosts regular events and meetups, and comes complete with gym, roof terrace and obligatory ping pong table
If you enjoy travel, there'll be plenty of opportunity for that in one of our 10 European projects
Share your skills and expertise with other startups in our co-working space through weekly lightning talks
Desired Skills and Expertise
Essential :
4 years+ of development experience
If it’s Frontend you might like Javascript / HTML5/ XSLT/ CSS – Backbone, Angular, WebGL, D3.Js
If backend is your thing then you’ll have experience of Web or apps and know your way around one or more of these : Visual Studio, C#, Objective C or C++, PHP, Ruby, Python and some experience of SQL or NoSQL Databases
Of course you might like both :) but you would be well versed in OO and software architecture.
Naturally a desire to be a part of the next big thing and make some awesome interactivity stuff used by the world’s greatest is a super plus!

Highly desirable :
True GEEK (i.e. you want to spend time with people who love making stuff)
If focusing on backend then interest in machine learning, functional programming & peer to peer
Web services, APIs and Extensible architectures
Cloud based application development including Hadoop, Cassandra and elasticity