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Senior Backend Developer (Java) - London

Programming & Development
Job Type:
United Kingdom
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Post Date:
26-02-2019 11:38 AM

Benefits Package

Bonus scheme
Flexible working policy
Holiday Allowance
Life Insurance
Pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Profit Share
Relocation Package
Training Courses
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As a Senior Backend Developer, you are not afraid to embrace our DevOps methodology: you promote your code to our production systems and look after it while in production. Together with your colleagues you will take a lead on creating and maintaining the back end of our casual games. As part of the development team you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise.

  • Design, architect and implement server features required to support new game functionality, platform enhancements, and releases.
  • Ensure high performance, reliability, scalability and security of a game.
  • Deliver code (and supporting documentation) of the highest quality through good design, attention to detail and system testing on a timely basis.
  • Share knowledge and help colleagues both inside and outside of your team
  • Comfortable working on a live game product with millions of users every day



You have a strong passion for building backend technologies from within a game team.  You’re an excellent communicator, happy to work with people from several different business units.  You can translate business needs into technical requirements and implementation.  You’re excited about doing what’s best for the game, and adaptable enough to work on different things as the game moves between phases.

Other skills include:

  • Strong experience with Java, databases and caching
  • Familiar working with UNIX environments, bash and git
  • Knowledgeable about web protocols, application servers and web servers
  • Comfortable with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Able to work closely with client developers to ensure we’re building the right things.


Bonus skills:

  • Experience with Gradle and/or Ant build systems
  • C++ knowledge, specifically interfacing from game clients to servers efficiently
  • Modern web client development frameworks, eg: AngularJS, ReactJS
  • Able to create high level visualizations from time series data sources
  • Familiarity with testing frameworks
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