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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.

Customer Service Agent - Native Spanish Speaker

Location: Home Based (must live within commutable distance to Sunderland)

tombola is a family owned company which operates the UK's, Spain's Denmark’s, Sweden’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.

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 joining an existing team of home-based Customer Service Agents who support players on the Spanish version of the tombola website (https://www.tombola.es/).

To be a success in this role you will have:

  • Spanish as your first language.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team.
  • The flexibility and dependability required for shift work.
  • Great people skills (patience and diplomacy are required on occasion!).
  • IT skills covering computers and mobile devices and the ability to problem solve customer issues remotely.
  • Access to a computer and a reliable broadband connection.

You’ll use the above to:

  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Develop an expert-level knowledge of the tombola.es site and games.
  • Be part of our Daily Task Rota (which includes activities such as: verifications, sin/ban processing, winners, complaints and failed transactions. These are managed via live chat, email and phone conversations.
  • Communicate important or unresolved issues to the rest of the team.

Additional Role Detail:

Vacancy 1 – 

(24h/week) permanent.

Hours to be confirmed between 15:30 – 23:30 weekdays (four-hour shifts).

At least one four-hour shift during the weekend.

You will need to live within commuting distance of our Sunderland HQ, as visits to our offices for training will be required.

Job Type: Part-time

Benefits

Please see our extensive list of benefits in the Job perks section of our careers site. 

 

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.