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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, generous pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.

Product Manager

Location - Sunderland

Who are tombola

tombola is one of the leading online gaming companies in Europe. We are passionate about our players, our people and our products. We believe that our unique products and approach of responsible gambling being at the heart of everything we do, differentiates us from our competitors.

Who are we looking for

You have experience working with digital products in a fast paced fun environment, where the customer comes first. You will be passionate about data driven decision making and working with a range of teams and stakeholders to create ‘win win’ solutions that enhance our players’ experience with us. Confident working individually or as part of a team you’ll be confident around people using your abilities to help influence project outcomes. You embrace online gaming across all platforms, and have a passion for creating new games and content. You will be very organised and have a collaborative approach. You might have experience working with delivery teams in a software company, maybe you have delivered online games.

What will you be doing

Working with the software delivery teams you will be instrumental in delivering projects that add value to our players for example; game development, payments and website updates. You will strategise our existing products making recommendations for improvements and leading them to successful completion. You will play an instrumental role in the creation of new products and their release. You will be agile in thinking, always looking to improve the next task, for you your colleagues and our customers.

What are we offering

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

Game Engine Developer - Bingo

Location - Sunderland

An exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding technology company. The game engine team are an integral part of developing products and ensuring the backend applications run reliably and are highly available.

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 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.

Key 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

About you

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.

Mid-level Game Developer

Location - Sunderland

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

tombola is a family owned company based in Sunderland (with offices in Madrid, Milan, Denmark 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, generous pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit our benefits & perks page.

Test Analyst

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, 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.

What will you do?

Successful candidates will be integrated into a high calibre team which provides a full development life-cycle - from concept and idea generation, to development, testing and ongoing support. You’ll have a genuine interest and desire to pursue a career within testing. 

 Quite simply we love tech and you’ll share this passion and use it to:

  • Analyse software requirements and ensure clarity of understanding.
  • Understand the goals and real world application of the Test Strategy.
  • Define software features, with the assistance of Dev and product owners and define test scenarios within those features.
  • Design test scenarios based on project documentation.
  • Test software releases by executing assigned tests.
  • Report defects to the required standard to the Lead Developer.
  • Provide inputs to the team in order to improve the test process.
  • Keep up-to-date on the development technology, the popular testing tools and the business domain.
  • Work in a growing, autonomous team.

About you

Employees at tombola are passionate about their chosen career paths and if successful, you'll be working with people that love what they do – therefore, you should too.

 We look for the following from our people:

  • 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. Our dev teams 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.

Benefits

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

CRM Manager

Location - Sunderland

We’re on the hunt for a world class CRM Manager. If you have a passion for marketing, a love of data and an eye for spotting and developing opportunities to enhance customer engagement then we could have the job for you.

The CRM Manager will be responsible for all our CRM activity for the UK whilst providing support, advice and guidance to the international teams. This role focuses on enhancing the customer journey, using customer behaviour analysis to develop onboarding, retention/loyalty and re-engagement marketing across all channels including email, SMS, push notifications and direct mail.


We are different to many of our competitors.  Our product offering is unique, we develop all of our own games and developing high quality content that will acquireretain and re-engage customers is key to our success. Our business targets are all based on number of players rather than player spend and responsible gambling is the foundation of what we do. This role is pivotal in demonstrating the value of putting the customer at the heart of the organisation as the business continues its rapid expansion in the UK and Internationally.

Why be a CRM Manager at tombola?

  • Working in an award-wining innovative marketing team.
  • You have a direct impact on our biggest objective – growing daily player numbers.
  • You play a major role in the continuous shaping and development of our customer communications.

Who we’re looking for; The CRM Manager is a challenging, rewarding and exciting role. We’re looking for an experienced individual who has a track record of delivering innovative and commercially driven CRM programmes. You’ll be a strong communicator and team player who is motivated, understanding and supportive. You’ll naturally be accurate, systematic, methodical and highly analytical as well as having the ability to manage projects, organise and prioritise your work load.

Your accountabilities are;

  1. CRM strategy and delivery
  2. Day-to-day CRM activity
  3. Analysis and optimisation of all CRM campaigns
  4. Marketing and customer data analysis and providing strategic recommendations.

Why us?

tombola is a high growth market leading and innovative international technology company.  We develop great software and content for high quality, online entertainment.  We have been operating for 12 years, currently employ more than 500 people, have operations in 5 countries and are rapidly expanding.

tombola’s entire approach, the reason why we exist, stems from our roots in community and entertainment.   

From the family business printing bingo tickets to tombola taking bingo games online and developing our version of innovative casino games, we are driven by responsibly providing affordable, community focused online entertainment to our customers. 

We put players first. 

Striving for players with a great experience, unique content and games, spending less money and playing over a longer period of time.

Benefits

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

Operations Support Manager

Location - Sunderland

Who are tombola

tombola is one of the leading online gaming companies in Europe. We are passionate about our players, our people and our products. We believe that our unique products and approach of responsible gambling being at the heart of everything we do, differentiates us from our competitors.

What will you do?

We’re looking for an individual who is bright, innovative and passionate about internal technical operations and is a natural leader who will support the day to day running of the team as well as assisting with all areas of operational support with a good split between projects and BAU. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of technologies and assist with the identifying and implementing of improvements to the business.

This is a rare opportunity to join a successful company that is growing at a rapid rate with exciting challenges to meet in the future.

We love tech such as windows,macOS, cisco, VMware, AWS, office365, Sophos, Jira. You’ll share this passion and use it to:

  • Be a subject matter expert for all onsite tech. Including server and network infrastructure, firewalls and WIFI, Operating systems for windows, mac and android, Software such as Office365, Sophos and Jira. Audio visual video conferencing, digital signage, MDM, device encryption, web filtering and more.
  • Help develop the skills (both customer service and technical) of the Junior and Graduate members of the team.
  • Diagnose and resolve all software and hardware incidents across multiple sites.
  • Drive forward new process improvements across areas like; IT Procurement, Software Management, Service Continuity, Service Desk and Domain Management.

About you

Employees at tombola are passionate about their chosen career paths and if successful, you'll be working with people that love what they do – therefore, you should too.

We look for the following from our people:

  • Good communication.
  • Prior experience in leading a team.
  • A desire to learn. The operational support team do 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 infrastructure. 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.

What are we offering

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

Junior Animator

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?

You'll be involved in the early design stages of the game creation character / prop / background art work development, and work closely with our client developers to make game animations as engaging and high-end as possible.

You will also be responsible for the creation of professional quality promotional material, various social media platforms, and the company website.

It's a close-knit team, which also includes developers and product managers all working to deliver a great customer experience. You will also work with other animators to share ideas, experience, and input into best practices. 

To be a success in this role you will have:

  • Experience creating 2D/3D animation and motion.
  • Problem solving skills to achieve animations within Mobile and Web environments.
  • Competence in Adobe creative suite (Animate, After Effects, Media Encoder, Illustrator)
  • Knowledge of various media codecs and output resolutions.
  • Experience in different styles of 2D animation. E.g. tweening, frame by frame, sprite sequencing etc.
  • The ability to take on all aspects of the production of high quality motion graphics and animations from storyboard to final product (including composition, editing and sound)

It would be an added bonus if you had the following:

  • Experience creating game-ready animations in bone based animation software e.g. Spine: 2D
  • Experience creating animated web banners
  • Experience working with sounds and audio production tools such as Audition or Audacity
  • Experience of 3D modelling, UV Mapping/Texturing using software such as Maya or Cinema 4D, for both motion graphics and real-time game animations.

About you:

Employees at tombola are passionate about their chosen career paths and if successful, you'll be working with people that love what they do – therefore, you should too. 

We look for the following from our people:

  • Strong team working skills as well as being confident in working alone.
  • Be able to adapt to change, rapid iterations, and revisions.
  • Have a fantastic attention to detail.
  • Be a strong self-starter and be proactive.
  • Have good time management skills and be able to multi-task.
  • Be able to work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.

What are we offering

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