Junior Game Developer

Technology · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Technology
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Kano (www.kanoapps.com) is looking for a junior game developer to help drive development on Mob Wars: La Cosa Nostra, one of our most successful games.

We’re a small team where the code you write gets deployed fast. So, at Kano, you’ll be responsible for development, code review, release, and post release management. 

If you’re a developer with experience managing live customer facing products, and the idea of working collaboratively across departments and teams sounds exciting, then we want to hear from you!

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 (preference will be given to local applicants).

Your background should include:

  • 1+ years professional development experience with high-level languages (eg. Javascript, PHP, C#, Java etc)
  • Game development experience (side projects count!)
  • Recent experience with Javascript and modern JS frameworks
  • Back-end or full stack development experience
  • 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:

  • You have worked with applications serving thousands of people at a time
  • Experience shipping social or mobile applications (iOS, Android, Facebook, etc),
  • Experience with HTML5 and Javascript games development
  • Experience with game optimization techniques
  • Database experience
  • Experience with AWS
  • Working knowledge or experience with Unix/Linux


Values we look for in candidates:

  • You are persistent with a bias towards action and strive to produce desired outcomes as quickly as possible
  • You are not afraid to seek help and ask great questions
  • You are curious, and strive to understand the "why"
  • You take great ownership over your work


We’re a fast-growing company and your role will be constantly changing and evolving. We’re looking for team players eager to roll up their sleeves and try on a few hats without losing sight of our primary objective: growing our base of loyal customers. We will empower you with as much responsibility as you can handle and expect you to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

This position is open to remote applicants however, preference will be given to candidates willing to relocate to beautiful Victoria B.C.


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'rwe 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!  

  • 2020 Great Place to Work - Best Workplaces in Canada - Less than 100 Employees
  • 2019 Great Place to Work - British Columbia
  • 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
  • Uncapped 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