A Developer looking for a new role at a young and interesting company? Are you interested in Test Driven Development and how software can be written better? Are you bored of being told to just hack something together, under pressure from a manager, to get what you’re working on out of the door?
Then Gamevy could have something that you’ll find interesting. Gamevy is looking for developers who want to work with other talented developers, to build games. Gamevy’s games are award winning, and Gamevy believes that part of building great products, is writing great software.
Our Developers are focused on shipping the products they build, and so they focus on everything across the stack. Gamevy’s Developers pay close attention to writing software well, so that it is easily changed and maintained. That means that they practice Test Driven Development, and use techniques like Pair Programming to ensure that the code they write is designed well.
Our backend stack is based on Node.js for the most part, with some bits and pieces in different languages (Ruby, Go). The provisioning/deployment process is fully automated with Ansible. The frontend stack is currently based on Pixi.js for Canvas and WebGL rendering.
All our projects have a healthy automated test coverage and go through our CI servers.
Who, or what, is Gamevy?
Gamevy is a young company, about 5 years old. Gamevy builds HTML5 based instant win games, that put the player in charge. Gamevy’s aspirations are to build games which provide entertainment, as well as big prizes. Gamevy has offices in London and Bilbao and various other locations - Gamevy is happy to employ people remotely.We are a company famed for our innovation in the sector, creating new original concepts, adding beautiful art, interesting sound, of course, great code, and jackpot prizes in the millions.
But Gamevy isn’t just famed for its products, it is known for being set up very differently to most traditional companies.
Gamevy has a flat 'no bosses' structure - we know, everyone says that they have a flat structure. We genuinely do though; for example, even though we have people who inhabit traditional management-like roles, those people acknowledge that the real decision makers are the ones who are doing the work, and that for Gamevy to succeed, everything must be done to assist the people who are producing its products. The people with the real power in Gamevy, are the ones producing its product.
You control how you manage your time and have access to money to help you do your job - simply put, you’ll get treated like an adult at Gamevy.
Freedom entails responsibility - if you’re going to be treated like an adult, there’s an expectation that you’ll behave like an adult and deal with the responsibilities that that brings. First and foremost, and because of the no bosses structure, that means there’s no one to tell you what to do - you’re going to have to work that out for yourself. Secondly, being an adult comes with responsibilities; if people are relying on you for something, and you want to take the afternoon off to go and meet a friend for coffee, have a conversation with your colleagues first, to ensure that they’re aware that you’re not going to be around.
We don’t recruit for a particular mindset, or for a particular level of skills - we want people who can think for themselves, and who have their own opinions, and most importantly people who want to learn. Within all of this though, one important trait we’re looking for is that you must be able to communicate effectively. Our discussions and debates can get lively, and we want everyone to contribute - even to disagree. But at the end of the day, what’s most important is that everyone can collaborate and do that without prejudice.
We are an equal opportunity employer - We believe that the best teams are ones filled with a diverse range of people. No matter who you are, where you’ve come from, or what you’ve done in the past, please consider applying for this job. We’ll be happy to consider you for a role.
What we offer
We decide people’s salary by comparing them to an existing member of staff. The salaries that we currently pay, are in the region of 22k€ - 45k€
Full-time, permanent roles
Great work environment
We fully support remote working though we do have an office in Bilbao that you can work at.
We are all adults - we do not track or limit holidays.
How we interview & hire
Our interview process begins with a call to help you learn more about the role, learn more about your interests, and help decide if Gamevy helps you achieve what you want in life and if you help us achieve what we want in life.
If we move forward, we'll schedule one more phone/video call with someone who has the same skills as you. Finally, we do an onsite interview that lasts about a couple of hours. This interview involves working with some of our team members in a code task (similar to the one you might encounter on your daily work) to test your abilities and at the same time, show you how we usually work. We don't invite people in for the day unless we are fairly sure that we are going to make an offer. Alternative approaches do exist to fit around you.