Intermediate/Senior Game Developer

Prodigy Game - Burlington, ON (10 months ago)

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In the last 6 years, Prodigy has gone from 3,000 to over 50,000,000 students across North America (including 80% of all Ontario students), and is currently the fastest growing educational startup in North America. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning while working alongside some of the brightest and most passionate people in education and gaming.

Prodigy’s online game has grown from a small-scale application to a widely-used educational MMO, and we need talented developers to help us to continue to grow. As a game developer at Prodigy, you will be focused on the creation of new features, tools and content, working alongside like-minded developers, artists and designers. The work you do here at Prodigy is not only seen by millions of students, but will aid in the educational advancement of students worldwide.

You Will:
Design, develop and maintain core systems, including gameplay features, internal tools, and frameworks
Work closely with our game designers, artists and QA to ensure a polished and fun gameplay experience
Maintain our asset library and pipelines, serving thousands of images, audio files and more
Collaborate with the rest of the team in planning sessions, designing new features and content
Mentor less experienced developers on the team

What You'll Need:
Advanced knowledge of object oriented principles and practices
Strong foundation in both scripting and strongly-typed object oriented languages
Understanding of memory management practices
Great debugging abilities and strong algorithmic analysis skills
Solid foundation in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar university programs or experience
3+ years working in game development
Absolute passion for gaming and game development

Bonus Points for:
Experience with JavaScript or TypeScript
Experience with React, Node.js, or Express
Experience with HTML5 game engines
Published or in-progress mobile apps, web games, etc.
Background in interface design and user-driven UI design
Experience with analytics and A/B testing methods
Experience with agile development methodologies

What We Offer:
Full health benefits (from day one!)
Gym & learning fund
Flexible hours
Stock options
Snacks & coffee
Games & ping pong
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.