Golang / Go Job: Developer


Developer at PlayGen

🇬🇧 United Kingdom › London   (Posted Apr 11 2014)

About the company
Established in 2001, PlayGen is the UK’s leading serious games and gamification development studio. We design, develop and deliver Serious Games, Social Games, Apps and Simulations for online, offline and mobile, across industry sectors. Our world-class solutions combine play with serious topics to produce meaningful experiences; to transform players’ relationships with real world subjects.

We love designing solutions that are particularly helpful in conveying and improving understanding of complex issues. Clients often approach us with scenarios which are too difficult to explain and practice using traditional methods, or too costly or risky to tackle in real-life. Our expertise lies in captivating players’ imaginations; transporting them into realistic, virtual environments or the future, where they can learn by experimenting and exploring situations in an environment as close to real-life as possible.

Our gaming worlds also allow players to measure their progress in comparison to others; vividly demonstrating cause and effect; and collecting incredibly rich data and feedback on the attitudes and choices they make. Our team specialises in delivering interactivity designed to induce flow and pleasure, where players become fully absorbed in the activity, enjoying the experience of exploration and discovery.

Job position

Job description
Join the most awesome digital R&D studio working with games, gamification and simulations.

We are looking for talented developers both Frontend and Backend to join us, working on some amazing projects & platforms. We’re building the next generation of games and gamification platforms together with some great organisations from around the world! Delivering playful solutions for creativity, learning, exploration and innovation. see this and this.

The roles require a serious passion for programming and developing. Flexibility and working well with others in a team.

If you love doing interesting projects which you own and can direct, which are well funded, varied and cutting-edge – and you like variety, then we’re a good fit!

If you play nicely with OO & data structure, and like languages like; Go, Python, Javascript, Erlang, PHP or even Perl, C++ as well as and MySQL and NoSQL databases, and if you like well formed responsive site with a lot of interesting interactivity as a thing of joy, or if you know Javascript and can 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.

Salary : very competitive + lots of benefits + equity (after 12 months) + European travel

Based in Shoreditch, London, a permanent position

Skills & requirements
Essential :

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 language like go, php, ruby, python, scala, c & good knowledge of SQL and 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

Apply now!  

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