Pixel Toys are looking for a Backend Programmer to help us create wonderful, entertaining games, with high-end graphics, built for mobile platforms. The role is key to the team as you will be developing key systems in the server codebase, in order to support and provide engaging social and multiplayer experiences in our games. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work in a flexible environment, and to add your own ideas into the mix in order to support the teams create the most enjoyable games possible. As a candidate for the Backend Programmer role, you are expected to have proven experience within a similar role, with the ability to prioritise and execute on a variety of work. You will be responsible for planning and architecting code and data systems that span all areas of the backend codebase. There is the opportunity for the role to grow over time as our teams scale up the use of social, online and backend servers in our games, and you will be in a key role where you can help shape the systems design, selection of services we use and the architecture and components we choose to build alongside them to support our games.
We are looking for someone who is a creative problem solver, an excellent communicator, and who always shows high levels of enthusiasm and a talent for supporting teams and delivering quality code and systems.
As part of our backend team, you will work with team leads to provide robust software solutions for the server code to enable teams to deliver great online multiplayer games with best in class social integrations.
Your responsibilities will include:
Create technical designs and implement the key backend systems used in current and future titles.
Work on account management, analytics, data storage and backend services.
Defining data formats and communication protocols between the client and server systems.
Working with other teams to ensure they build systems that interface with network systems APIs appropriately.
Writing robust server code to support fun, engaging multiplayer gameplay.
Help to develop robust APIs to interface with Social / Network systems.
Experience with developing and delivering live service updates.
Interfacing with Social APIs (Game Center, Google Play, Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Backend Services (Analytics, Purchasing, AWS, GameSparks, etc)
A minimum of 2 years of experience in software engineering with a focus on backend services.
A good understanding of network APIs, server architectures, and data storage formats including database design.
A positive and outgoing personality
The ability to work together in a team environment and being self-driven, proactive and focused
A passion for playing and making games
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with Unity
Experience with iOS, Android, Facebook and other Platform / Social APIs
Experience setting up and maintaining AWS systems
Competitive salary, reviewed annually
Staff training and development
Quarterly Wellness days (On-site massages, Yoga & nutritionally balanced
snacks and health foods)
Flexi-time working hours
25 days holiday + additional duvet/loyalty holiday days
Monthly socials and twice-yearly whole company events
Private Medical and Death In Service Insurance
A warm, modern office environment – tea, coffee, fruit and soft drinks all provided
Get the weekend started early with beverages and banter every Friday
And a chance to shape and grow and benefit from the future of Pixel Toys
Job Category: Programming
Job Type: Full Time