JavaScript Developer

Covent Garden
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Gamesys Community Team

Who we areWe are a product focussed scrum team of six and have a dedicated product owner and technical architect. As a team we choose our own technologies and expect everyone to have an opinion on our direction and our code.

We use test driven development and have quality assurance engineers within the team. We value high quality code and frequently use pair programming and whiteboarding to solve our problems.

We’re always open to new ideas and we love to learn new things. You will be encouraged to learn new skills both within and outside of your role. Gamesys also offers comprehensive internal training, Brown Bag sessions, access to Safari books and funding for conference attendance.

What you’ll be working onGamesys’ community features set our products apart from the competition. Our chat system drives engagement, entertains our players and helps us get to know them. Although it may seem simple on the surface, behind the scenes there is a complex real time communication system and a powerful community management tool.

The team is currently polishing off a complete re-write of our chat client using Redux and React. With this project complete we’re looking to use the same technologies to completely overhaul our community management tool.

Our community management tool allows our team of community hosts to interact with our players in chat, host games, play animations, compensate our players and stream shows from our brand new multi-million pound studios.

We want to enable our community hosts with the best possible software to help them grow the communities around our products.

Who we’re looking forWe need a highly experienced JavaScript developer who is well versed in the language and has experience with React, Redux and Node. Someone who is looking for the challenge of playing a significant role building award winning products.

You’ll be the kind of person who likes to get stuck in and solve problems, the kind of developer who isn’t afraid to ask ‘why?’ before ‘how?’.

As a seasoned developer you’ll have experience of mentoring and coaching less experienced colleagues. If you haven’t had the chance to do so this will be a great opportunity to help the team develop.

You’ll have an expert knowledge of JavaScript. You keep up with the latest developments but take a pragmatic approach to adopting tools and technology.

You should have a good working knowledge of using HTML and CSS to create interfaces for your JavaScript applications. You also understand responsive design and cross-browser compatibility issues.

React and Redux
Having worked with JavaScript for a significant amount of time you should also have experience with React and Redux.

You will have used Node, ideally commercially, to create backend services as well as using it as development tool.

Test Driven Development
We are a TDD team so you must be an advocate of or willing to learn and adopt TDD practices.

About UsWe are on a mission to become the world’s most entertaining online gaming company. It all started with Jackpotjoy but along the way we have grown into the award-winning team of designers, developers and operators behind some of the leading gaming sites and apps including Virgin Games and Caesar’s Casino. But, we haven’t stopped there... we’re also behind Bingo Lane, Jackpotjoy Slots and other great free-to-play games.

Born in 2001 with just a handful of developers, we are now over 900 employees strong across 7 group offices worldwide with our headquarters in Central London. Over 24 million players enjoy our 258 games, generating on average 6,028 chat messages every 15 minutes!

Whether it be through the awards we've won for innovation in Bingo and Slots, our commitment to using cutting edge technology, or simply our passion to innovate, thrill, and surprise, Gamesys constantly pushes the boundaries to be the best in class.

Our culture is visible everywhere. Visit our reception - you’ll find sweets and a giant monkey, in the design team a giant red lamp and the latest quad core mac pros; the breakout areas a Gamesys pool table and fridges full of beer, wine and soft drinks. In the meeting rooms you might find grass instead of carpet, in the summer you’ll meet all our families together for a celebration and in the winter you can find Mexican wrestlers or circus acts roaming around. Weekly social and sports events give you the opportunity to stretch both your mind and body, whether it be getting involved in a meetup or brownbag session, playing in the poker tournament or joining one of the many sports teams. But our culture is not just in what you can see it's in everything we do, we're hard workers and we get stuck in.

We have fun, making fun and our vision is to invent, play and discover together, to craft experiences that thrill our players and rock the world.

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