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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.

Game Designer

Location – Sunderland

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.  

We are now looking for a bright, innovative and enthusiastic person who is passionate about creating great products to join our Central Product team as a Game Architect or Game Designer.  The two roles are key within tombola, offering a great opportunity to be central to creating new innovative games for our bingo, arcade and International territories. 

About you:

You’re an idea’s person with the ability to fully understand the online gaming industry, player behaviour and tombola’s approach to responsible gaming.

It is essential that you are creative with the ability to communicate the concept and narrative of a game. In addition, understanding how various features appeal to different players, drive behaviour and ultimately result in creating innovative, industry leading games.  Full training is provided, we are looking for core skills and an attitude to learn and collaborate.

All games are created in-house at tombola from the initial idea through to design, animation, development, marketing and ongoing management.  Therefore, it is crucial you are comfortable working with different teams and a number of projects at the same time.

Your role:

  • Immerse yourself in the online gaming world to fully understand tombola’s games and competitors to acknowledge how/why they are successful 
  • Either visualize and communicate the journey and progression of a game from a player experience perspective (Game Architect)or be able to Design a game from initial concept to launch ready (Game Designer)
  • Contribute to a continuous pipeline of new games for bingo, arcade and International territories
  • A key part of the role is to write, storyboard and communicate game concepts to present to the wider team and gain feedback at various stages
  • Keep up to date with emerging trends, technologies and products within the gaming industry

Who were looking for:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • This role will work closely with product, development, marketing, customer service and players so excellent communication skills and willingness to seek feedback is a must
  • An interest in games both from a design and player perspective is essential
  • Ability to research, analyse and spot key features or trends
  • Creatively minded and open to changes and evolution throughout the game lifecycle
  • You may be from a Marketing, Product, UX, agency background
  • Real life examples of concept creation and/or storyboarding would be a real advantage
  • An understanding of social games or gambling products would be a real advantage
  • University degree in a design or business orientated course is an advantage

Working at tombola is ideal for creative people who want to make a difference.  All our creative people have a key role to play in developing, enhancing and supporting the business. Every day our Product teams get to play with cutting edge games and have the freedom to push the boundaries to give our customers the best experience possible and drive the business forward.  Our creative team come up with things on a daily basis, no idea is a bad idea!

We are different to many of our competitors. 
 To help keep us at the forefront we produce all our own software; in fact, every aspect of our product development is managed in-house.  And when we say every aspect we mean it – our games are unique to us, so you'll not find them anywhere else.  This end-to-end approach, owning both the platform and developing high quality content, is key to our success. This is why we have total flexibility when coming up with concepts.

As a business we know where we are going but how we get there, we figure out together.  We are neither prescriptive nor tied to one way of working. If you’ve got an idea we want to hear it. Everyone in tombola is encouraged to have a voice and has the freedom to innovate. Experimenting and coming up with ideas to address our challenges is an everyday occurrence. At the same time, everyone is expected to collaborate and maintain very high-quality standards. Learning from talented colleagues, trying new things, hack-a-thons and attending global events are all part of being in team tombola. 

At tombola failure is OK
…as long we learn from those failures and move forward. It is one of the reasons we have become a model of continual transformation to become a digital pioneer, embodying innovation and re-invention. 

We are a company where you can build a career. We take pride in the strength of the development and design teams and we invest in and nurture this talent. Coupled with the opportunities, growth and expansion brings, you can build a career with us.

Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing HQ, free food, drinks & snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit - https://www.tombola.co.uk/careers/job-perks

Game Architect

Location – Sunderland

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.  

We are now looking for a bright, innovative and enthusiastic person who is passionate about creating great products to join our Central Product team as a Game Architect or Game Designer.  The two roles are key within tombola, offering a great opportunity to be central to creating new innovative games for our bingo, arcade and International territories. 

About you:

You’re an idea’s person with the ability to fully understand the online gaming industry, player behaviour and tombola’s approach to responsible gaming.

It is essential that you are creative with the ability to communicate the concept and narrative of a game. In addition, understanding how various features appeal to different players, drive behaviour and ultimately result in creating innovative, industry leading games.  Full training is provided, we are looking for core skills and an attitude to learn and collaborate.

All games are created in-house at tombola from the initial idea through to design, animation, development, marketing and ongoing management.  Therefore, it is crucial you are comfortable working with different teams and a number of projects at the same time.

Your role:

  • Immerse yourself in the online gaming world to fully understand tombola’s games and competitors to acknowledge how/why they are successful 
  • Either visualize and communicate the journey and progression of a game from a player experience perspective (Game Architect)or be able to Design a game from initial concept to launch ready (Game Designer)
  • Contribute to a continuous pipeline of new games for bingo, arcade and International territories
  • A key part of the role is to write, storyboard and communicate game concepts to present to the wider team and gain feedback at various stages
  • Keep up to date with emerging trends, technologies and products within the gaming industry

Who were looking for:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • This role will work closely with product, development, marketing, customer service and players so excellent communication skills and willingness to seek feedback is a must
  • An interest in games both from a design and player perspective is essential
  • Ability to research, analyse and spot key features or trends
  • Creatively minded and open to changes and evolution throughout the game lifecycle
  • You may be from a Marketing, Product, UX, agency background
  • Real life examples of concept creation and/or storyboarding would be a real advantage
  • An understanding of social games or gambling products would be a real advantage
  • University degree in a design or business orientated course is an advantage

Working at tombola is ideal for creative people who want to make a difference.  All our creative people have a key role to play in developing, enhancing and supporting the business. Every day our Product teams get to play with cutting edge games and have the freedom to push the boundaries to give our customers the best experience possible and drive the business forward.  Our creative team come up with things on a daily basis, no idea is a bad idea!

We are different to many of our competitors. 
 To help keep us at the forefront we produce all our own software; in fact, every aspect of our product development is managed in-house.  And when we say every aspect we mean it – our games are unique to us, so you'll not find them anywhere else.  This end-to-end approach, owning both the platform and developing high quality content, is key to our success. This is why we have total flexibility when coming up with concepts.

As a business we know where we are going but how we get there, we figure out together.  We are neither prescriptive nor tied to one way of working. If you’ve got an idea we want to hear it. Everyone in tombola is encouraged to have a voice and has the freedom to innovate. Experimenting and coming up with ideas to address our challenges is an everyday occurrence. At the same time, everyone is expected to collaborate and maintain very high-quality standards. Learning from talented colleagues, trying new things, hack-a-thons and attending global events are all part of being in team tombola. 

At tombola failure is OK
…as long we learn from those failures and move forward. It is one of the reasons we have become a model of continual transformation to become a digital pioneer, embodying innovation and re-invention. 

We are a company where you can build a career. We take pride in the strength of the development and design teams and we invest in and nurture this talent. Coupled with the opportunities, growth and expansion brings, you can build a career with us.

Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary as well as an amazing HQ, free food, drinks & snacks, pension, discretionary bonus & private medical to name a few... To check out all of our perks please visit - https://www.tombola.co.uk/careers/job-perks