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Senior Game Developer

Technology · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Technology
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Kano (www.kanoapps.com) is looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our games engineering team to work on our hit game, Mob Wars: La Cosa Nostra.   

You enjoy solving complex device and game platform problems where you can exercise your practical technical knowledge. You also effectively collaborate with others to provide technical expertise to identified issues.

As a small team where the code you write gets deployed fast, you’ll also be responsible for development, testing, and code quality. 

We offer flexible hours to accommodate real lives (the ones outside of the office too!), a good natured and nerdy group of peers, the opportunity to make an impact in the work you do, and the chance to work in beautiful Victoria, BC.


In this role, you can expect to:

  • Take ownership of game performance optimization to make our social games perform amazingly on millions of devices around the world.
  • Deal with issues including profiling, memory, CPU, run-time, load-time, etc.
  • Create robust underlying infrastructure and systems that games teams can lean on
  • Build client-side and server-side game features

The things we’re looking for in your background:

  • Experience in cross team collaboration and asserting your technical know-how
  • Experience implementing, shipping, and supporting solutions to social/mobile applications (iOS, Android, Facebook, etc)
  • 5+ years development with high-level languages
  • Full stack experience - Javascript and PHP is ideal, but other languages are great too!
  • Creating and supporting products that serve thousands of people concurrently with ease
  • Game development experience would be sweet - but working on a SaaS product is cool too
  • Strong understanding of OO and modern software design principles
  • A strong desire to build something that performs really well

It'd be a big plus if you have:

  • Experience with game optimization techniques
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud infrastructure
  • Working knowledge or experience with Unix/Linux
  • Continuous integration, build pipelines, and automated testing experience
  • Experience with Apache Cordova/Phonegap


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 announced FUBAR: Just Give'r, we hope to contribute to the world by connecting people through play.

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.

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! 


  • 2019 VIATEC Employer of the Year - Finalist
  • 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
  • A results-driven company with a compassionate culture
  • Health, dental and vision 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

*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*


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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience