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Senior Game Developer

Location - Sunderland

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Game Developer based in the Sunderland Office.

tombola is a family owned company based in Sunderland (with offices in Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen and Gibraltar) which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo websites.

What will you do?

Be part of an expanding team responsible for developing games using our current tech stack of Typescript, Pixi and Vue. Working alongside colleagues within the product team, QA, design, and animation teams.

Skills you'll have

  • Javascript/Typescript
  • HTML(5)
  • Good understanding of OOP and class-based coding

Knowledge that would come in handy

  • Building games in any language
  • PixiJS
  • WebGL
  • Code optimisation
  • Webpack

About you

We want game developers, people who are focused on delivering the best games possible to our customers. Someone who is looking to push their ability to the limit and expand their knowledge and skillset on the way. The stack we use isn’t as important as the person using it and being able to overcome challenges, deal with pressure and make everyone around you a better developer and person is just as valuable.

We’re looking for someone with an "anything is possible" mindset, impossible is just a challenge.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free food and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.

Senior Platform Developer

Location - Sunderland

tombola is a family owned company based in Sunderland which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo websites, (with offices in Madrid, Malta, Milan, Copenhagen and Gibraltar).

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our software ourselves; in fact just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house. We have created all of our own games and take pride in our technical innovation and the strength of the development and design teams who use cutting edge technologies to drive the business forward.

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence.

We look for the following from our people: 

Our tech areas are split up of three teams - Game, Platform and Engine. What we look for in a Senior Developer is: 

  • Significant knowledge in at least one common web technology in a commercial environment  

  • Excellent broad range of knowledge of common web technologies. 

  • Experience of developing web applications on a cloud platform in a commercial environment. 

  • Experience of building quality into web applications. Performance testing, integration testing, unit testing. 

What will you do? 

We use many technologies; we will use the best tools for the job. 

You can expect to work with the following technologies on a daily basis: 

  • C# ASP.Net MVC/Web API, Node.js, Java

  • Docker 

  • AWS - Lambda, ECS, S3, DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, Cloud Formation

  • Terraform, Teamcity, Octopus Deploy 

  • MSSQL, MySQL, AWS Aurora, Redis, Couchbase 

  • Umbraco CMS

You’ll be using these tools to:

  • Develop full stack web applications (desktop and mobile)

  • Build and maintain RESTful APIs for our clients to consume 

  • Create and maintain the background services that form the connective tissue of our platform 

  • Innovate new features and capabilities  

Do you need to be familiar with all the tech listed above? Absolutely not. The only things we require are strong programming fundamentals and a desire to learn. 

To be a success in this role you will have: 

  • Good communication. It sounds clichéd but things like being able to express your ideas clearly, talking to non-technical colleagues and effective feedback during code reviews are incredibly important.

  • A desire to learn. tombola do a lot of things other companies don't, so there is a lot to learn. But that's a good thing as we don't want to stand still. We want people who want to improve themselves.

  • Suggest improvements. We're constantly looking to improve the way we do things. From managing our workloads, to the way we deliver our code. We have an open attitude to new ideas. If you don’t like the way something is done all we ask is that you suggest a better way of doing it.

  • Think of new and unique ways to improve our customers experience. Ultimately that is what tombola is about, giving value to customers. We pride ourselves on delivering quality software solutions efficiently.

  • Mentoring more junior members of the team. 

  • Proactively find problems and solutions.  

  • Able to lead small teams on projects 

  • Keep up with Industry trends. 

  • Forward thinking – yet pragmatic with it. 

Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free lunch and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page. 

Senior C# Developer

Location: Sunderland

tombola is a family owned company which operates the UK's, Spain's and Italy's biggest on-line bingo website.

Our approach is different to many of our competitors in that we produce all of our games ourselves; in fact, just about every aspect of tombola is managed in-house. We are absolutely committed to building the best possible products for our current and future players.

The future of tombola couldn’t be brighter as we look to build on our existing market-leading presence.

What will you do?

Your responsibilities will include: 

Be part of a growing engine team working with some of the latest technologies. Developing game mechanics into massively multiplayer bingo and arcade games with the focus on high availability and accurate processing. Champion the investigation and adoption of modern technologies to further enhance our products. 

Heavily collaborative with colleagues within the game, product, platform, infrastructure and QA teams to ensure a cohesive product delivery and utilising the fundamentals of DevOps. 

Be involved in all phases of development, from conception all the way to release and beyond. Building highly available applications using languages and technologies such as C#, T-SQL, Redis and AWS. 

You will be actively involved in team discussions, decision making and contributing to the development processes. 

Actively support the implementation of continuous integration to ensure a solid deployment process. 

Skills you will need: 

  • Proficiency in at least one modern OO language, preferably C# 
  • Good understanding of OOP and class-based coding 
  • Async and concurrent code experience will be beneficial 

We want enthusiastic developers with a proactive attitude and strong team working skills as well as being confident working independently. You must be committed to collaborated problem solving and have an excellent attention to detail. You must be numerically competent and having a mathematical background would be advantageous. 

To be a success in this role you will have:

  • Good communication. It sounds clichéd but things like being able to express your ideas clearly, talking to non-technical colleagues and effective feedback during code reviews are incredibly important.
  • A desire to learn. tombola do a lot of things other companies don't, so there is a lot to learn. But that's a good thing as we don't want to stand still. We want people who want to improve themselves.
  • Suggest improvements. We're constantly looking to improve the way we do things. From managing our workloads, to the way we deliver our code. We have an open attitude to new ideas. If you don’t like the way something is done all we ask is that you suggest a better way of doing it.
  • Think of new and unique ways to improve our customers experience. Ultimately that is what tombola is about, giving value to customers. We pride ourselves on delivering quality software solutions efficiently.

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing new HQ, free lunch and snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.