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Server Developer– Mobile Games – London

Location: London, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Space Ape

Our client is an award winning mobile games company with a talented team of 100+ gamers in the heart of London. Their mission is to make the highest quality and most successful mobile games in the world. The studio is built around the belief that small empowered teams make the best games.

After the great success of four mobile games, they are now planning multiple new and exciting projects going on behind the scenes. Recently, the company entered a long-term strategic partnership with high profile Finland based mobile game developers. They are still independent and masters of their own destiny, but now they’ve got support to help them make and distribute massive hit games. Their mission is unchanged: to make the world’s best mobile games.

They are now looking for a skilled and experienced Server developer who likes working on difficult technical challenges in small teams. You will be working in a small cross functional games team, helping with designing features, making decisions and solving complex scalable problems. As Server Developer, you will be working with Java/Scala and various opensource frameworks, particularly dropwizard and AWS SDK to develop game features, middleware, common components and tools. This is a great opportunity to develop games with some incredibly passionate and creative people, so a passion for technology and games is essential.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong Java/Scala Programming Experience
  • Excellent server engineering skills
  • Experience working in a client-server environment
  • Experience working in a service based architecture
  • Strong knowledge of NoSQL systems
  • Experience supporting a product with a significant user base
  • Working knowledge of Unity 3D is advantageous
  • Having worked on a successful (>1M MAU) free to play game desirable
  • Having designed and developed an AWS based architecture with more than 100 servers is a bonus
  • Passion for mobile games


Some great benefits to take advantage of, including a stock option plan, private health care, and personal training budget. Additionally, there is free breakfast, a fully stocked kitchen with the regular company and team lunches. They host internal game jams, company events, seasonal parties, cinema outings and conferences. There is also foosball, pinball, consoles, board and LAN game nights.

Tagged as: Server Programming

Tags: Server Programming Categories: Programming , Technical


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