Software Engineer (Apps)

Gaming Technology Solutions Ltd/ Playtech
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
YoYo Games, part of the Playtech family, is the home of GameMaker: Studio, the fastest and friendliest cross-platform game development technology out there. GameMaker Studio has been downloaded over 7 million times. We're on a mission to ensure game development is available to all. Your Role We are currently looking for a Software Engineer to join our development team in Dundee. As a Software Engineer you will work within our development team to design and implement new features and extensions for existing and new products. You will also help where ever is required with testing, debugging, support and anything else that is required during the day-to-day operation. - Implementing new features and extensions. - Development for iOS and Android. - Testing, debugging and support. - Providing peer coaching and mentoring to less experienced developers. Experience Essential - Strong programming skills in C like languages, including but not limited to: C++, C#, Java, and JavaScript. - One year of commercial mobile development experience on iOS and Android. - Previous experience working with tools that are in development. - The ability to understand and debug other programmers' code. - Strong programming, maths and problem solving skills. - A desire to learn and develop. - Flexibility. Desirable: - A degree in Computer Science or equivalent - Mobile development experience on Windows Phones - Tools Development - GML experience - Social programming experience - UI design experience - Mobile monetisation experience - GPU vertex and fragment/pixel Shader experience A bit about us YoYo Games joined the Playtech family in 2015. Being based in Dundee, we are thrilled to be at the centre of one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Scotland. The quality of life here is affordable and exciting. We have beautiful cities, vibrant nightlife, skiing, castles, hill walking and beaches all within easy reach of our studio. Dundee has 2 great universities and Abertay is considered one of the top universities to study Games design. We believe in an open, relaxed and fun environment where creativity and talent thrive and is encouraged every day. From our humble beginnings, we have always ensured that GameMaker was built and developed with usability and efficiency in mind - and that's no different today. A single code base and a low barrier to entry coupled with a very high skill ceiling mean we accommodate all levels of user, from the hobbyists to the seasoned developers. We then allow all games to run natively across a multitude of platforms including PS4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, OS X, HTML5, Linux, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. About Playtech Founded in 1999, Playtech is a leading software provider for online gaming operators and can be positively considered as one of the pioneers of the worldwide online and land-based gaming industry. The company's business portfolio consists of the most prominent names in the business, including Bet365, William Hill, PaddyPower, Gala, Coral, Betclic, Winner, Betfair, Poker770, etc. Behind the eminent success of Playtech's products and services there are around 5,000 people located in 14 countries, the majority of whom are engaged in research and development of current and future gaming technologies. Here at Playtech, we strive to constantly innovate - adding new applications and functionality to our already impressive product suite. You will find yourself working alongside some of the most talented professionals in the industry, with all of them consistently delivering quality work to ensure our brand remains at the forefront of the gaming industry.
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