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Kano/Apps

Senior Game Developer

Technology – Victoria, British Columbia
Department Technology
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

Game Developer

Kano (www.kanoapps.com) is looking for a seasoned game developer with experience shipping at least 1 Unity game onto various platforms (iOS, Android, Steam) to work on an exciting new project.  

With Kano you’ll be responsible for development, testing, code review, architecting, estimating, and planning. We’re a small team where the code you write gets deployed fast. You will push code live and often to hundreds of thousands of players worldwide!

If you’re a developer with an established background in customer-facing, high volume systems and you possess strong technical ability we want to hear from you. If you balance your technical skills with a passion for gaming and a desire to provide great experiences for customers then we’d love to offer you something different:

Flexible hours, an honest and able group of peers, the opportunity to take charge of the work that you do, and the chance to work in beautiful Victoria, BC.

Your background should include:

  • Experience in a technical leadership role
  • 5+ years development with high-level languages
  • Application development experience at scale. Have you created applications that can serve thousands of people at a time with ease?
  • Game development experience. (At least 1 Unity based game or application shipped)
  • Back-end or full stack development experience (PHP, Java, C#, etc)
  • Strong understanding of OO and modern software design principles
  • A strong desire to build something that people really want

It'd be a big plus if you have:

  • Experience shipping social or mobile applications (iOS, Android, Facebook, etc).
  • Experience with game optimization techniques
  • Experience with AWS
  • Working knowledge or experience with Unix/Linux
  • Continuous integration and automated testing experience

We believe in fun and meaningful work environment:

  • 2018 VIATEC Company of the Year (11-49 Employees) - Winner
  • 2018 VIATEC Employer of the Year - Finalist
  • 2017 VIATEC Company of the Year (11-49 Employees) - Finalist
  • 2014 VIATEC Employer of the Year - Winner
  • Challenging & results driven culture with lots of perks (Super Smash Bros., foosball, lunches, run club, soccer nights, book club, lunchtime yoga, etc)
  • Personal laptops, 24 inch monitors and Herman Miller Aerons
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Profit share program
  • 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, Kano (www.kanoapps.com) has been a profitable and growing indie gaming studio for nearly a decade. With smash hits like Free Rider HD (#1 free app in Aus/NZ!) and Mob Wars LCN (top 100 grossing app on Facebook), we connect people through play and build established gaming communities with millions of players worldwide. We put players first and make games that last.

Working long, 80-hour weeks is NOT our standard. Do we crunch? Sometimes; but, we work to avoid it and we actively collaborate to meet our targets without it. As a self-funded company, we don’t do things “because corporate says so”. Our deadlines are based on our aspirations to grow and to keep our players happy.

Hate an open office? Well, we’ve got one! And yeah, we know that can often mean two people collaborating amongst a sea of headphones. But overall, we’re a pretty quiet bunch that can hunker down and get sh*t done.

Locally owned and headquartered in downtown 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. If you'd like to get a better picture of how and why we do things, check out our employee manual and this fun little video we made, or follow #kanoapps on social. 

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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
    Technology
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    DOE
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