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Intermediate Game Developer (Full Stack)



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023
**This is an opportunity to work for a remote-first company. However, only residents of British Columbia will be considered**
  • Love to deliver impactful player experiences
  • Enjoy respectful debates, even with your leaders
  • See the value in every player
  • Understand that you win and lose as a team
We Believe In:
  • Autonomy and the freedom to express your ideas
  • The power of small teams
  • Building meaningful connections through lasting social games
  • Making mistakes, embracing our failures, and learning from them
  • Transparency fostered by communication and collaboration
Our Values:
Driven by PLAYER OBSESSION, we look to craft unparalleled gaming experiences.
OWNERSHIP is our compass, propelling us to deliver exceptional results.
With a spirit of RESOURCEFULNESS, we fearlessly tackle challenges and defy limitations.
Driven by the ethos of CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, we foster a culture of perpetual learning and growth.
The Opportunity:
We are looking for a passionate Intermediate Game Developer to join our XWars games team, where your dedication, keen eye for detail, and knowledge of software design principles can shine. As an Intermediate Game Developer, you will play a pivotal role in crafting, enhancing, and evolving our nostalgic clicker-based role-playing games collection.
What you will be responsible for:
  • Collaborate with the development team to design and implement game features and mechanics.
  • Develop and maintain game logic, systems, and functionalities.
  • Ensure high-quality code through code reviews, testing, and debugging.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define technical requirements and project milestones.
  • Optimize game performance for various platforms and devices.
  • Work closely with the design team to bring their ideas to life in the game.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and technologies to improve game development processes.
Your background should look something like:
  • Minimum 3 years of full-stack experience, and knowledge with PHP, Javascript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Familiar with MongoDB and mySQL.
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented design principles.
  • Solid understanding of web development strategies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
  • A passion for game development with excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field

Salary Range:

  • $82,000 - $102,000 / year

What we offer

  • Competitive wages determined by market research
  • Uncapped profit share program
  • Health, dental and vision benefits
  • 3 weeks vacation to start
  • Paid holiday shutdown in December
  • 12 paid Care Days per year
  • Yearly Continuous Improvement allowance
  • A results-driven company with a compassionate culture
  • Opportunity to work on game projects that are enjoyed by millions of players worldwide!
  • Ability to make a difference. Have an idea? Talk directly with leadership about it instead of running through layers of bureaucracy

About Kano

Bootstrapped in 2008, we have been a profitable and growing game studio for over a decade. With hits like Free Rider HD and Mob Wars LCN (Top 100 grossing app on Facebook), and our recently released Idle Distiller, we hope to contribute to the world by connecting people through play.

Canadian owned and headquartered in beautiful Victoria, BC, we believe in giving small teams of talented people challenging problems and getting out of their way. That’s why we look for the best and brightest to join our team; people who have talent, vision, and commitment.

Check out this article If you'd like to get some insight into our hiring process, our employee manual to understand how and why we do things the way we do, and this fun little video for an intro to the team!

*Kano is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law*