Junior Software Developer

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

Our goal at Kano (www.kanoapps.com) is to build long lasting player-centric experiences, that provide us with challenges and opportunities in the gaming, business, and technical realms.


We are looking for a Junior Software Developer to help us deliver a world-class gaming experience to our millions of players worldwide. You will be involved in game development, system design, code review, and project planning on our flagship title Mob Wars: La Cosa Nostra. You will get the opportunity to leave your mark on our games, and provide entertainment for our devoted player base!


This is an in-office position at our HeadQuarters in beautiful Victoria, BC, where we offer flexible hours and scheduling. Applicants must be a BC resident and willing to relocate to Victoria at the time of submission. 


You’ll be working on things like:


  • Implementing gameplay features that players interact with and enjoy every day
  • Full-stack development, moving between front and backend to support the systems that you build
  • Solving gameplay problems and challenges with a performance-focused mindset
  • Monitoring dashboards, logs and metrics to ensure gameplay stability
  • Working closely with small development teams to continuously release well organized and documented code
  • Collaborating with product, design, and creative teams to help us build towards world-class live products


Your background should include:


  • Passion for games! You are interested in the games industry, and keep up with the latest trends and ideas
  • Experience in web development and live web products/services
  • Experience with Object Oriented development practices 
  • Experience with relational or non relational databases
  • Eagerness to learn and improve yourself as a developer
  • Ability to manage your time strategically, with a focus on execution
  • Confidence in your ability to problem solve, and think quickly on your feet


It'd be a big plus if you have:


  • Professional or hobby experience in game development, or game related projects
  • Professional experience with an Object Oriented language (Java, C#, PHP, C++, Python, Javascript, etc)
  • Professional or hobby experience in native mobile development (Objective-C or Swift on iOS, Java or Kotlin on Android)
  • Experience with automated testing (unit testing, integration testing)
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with Unix (Linux and/or MacOS) environments
  • Experience with relational databases and database concepts
  • Experience with source control (namely Git)


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 Idle Distiller, 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, or this fun little video for an intro to the team. Or follow #kanoapps on social!  



 *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
    Technology
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    DOE