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back-end PHP developer


Spil Games, Netherlands , Hilversum

Are you passionate about web development? Looking for a way to have impact on millions of users every day? Eager to learn new technologies? This is the place for you!
We’re looking for developers with an adventurous mindset who want to be part of Spil Games’ journey through the changing world of online gaming. We want to extend our range across devices: if you can play games on it we want to be there! We’re building a platform that exposes our rich social architecture to game developers to help build their games faster and make the user experience richer.
To us understanding the web means more than how to render variables in templates or to pull objects from an ORM. As a back-end web developer you need to have spent time learning about networking software architecture web protocols and standards. You need to understand how to build RESTful applications in an architecture that has as much to do with performance and robustness as it has to do with security and precision. Most of all you need to be passionate about the web and the amazing impact it has on our daily lives! Be part of the big data revolution in gaming!

In this role you’ll work closely with Flash iOS and Android developers on creating back-end services that will bring our games to the next level. This collaboration will touch on subjects such as game logic tracking content delivery offline strategies A/B testing multiplayer components and so on. You will report to the Head of Technology.

The core tasks and responsibilities of this role include:
Designing and developing dynamic large and scalable high-traffic web applications;
Playing an active role in developing our platform architecture;
Working together with peers in an agile team to deliver the highest quality of software;
Participating in full life-cycle development including quality assurance;
Keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and applying them to your work;
Contributing to unit integration and load tests; and
Being agile releasing daily and remaining eager.


Your profile
3+ years of experience with high-volume high-availability web applications
Solid understanding of object-oriented design (OOD/OOP) design patterns and pervasive QA (unit testing automated testing TDD and/or CI)
Software engineer with experience in PHP (or comparable)
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and/or frameworks
Willingness to explore experiment and find the right tool for the job
Some experience with front-end development (HTML CSS Javascript jQuery) is a plus
Good communication skills in English both written and verbal
In possession of a valid European work permit


Why join Spil Games?
Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit to work with a rapidly growing international market leader? Do you want to be part of a young ambitious and enthusiastic team that works hard shows leadership and shares its successes?
Then let us complete the picture for you with our great benefits:
A competitive salary
A bonus system
A pension plan
Reimbursement for your daily commute
Flexible hours (from 7 AM till 7 PM)
Extras such as a bike plan a generous lunch plan and snacks and drinks all day
You will be working in an environment that actively supports technical innovation
And most importantly training and development programs—because when you grow we grow with you!
Adventure awaits those up for the challenge. Are you ready to play?

About Technology:
We write software in the morning and see the world use it the same evening. We do portals payment solutions back-end logic algorithms performance engineering scalability databases widgets and front-end.
The Agile manifesto is our mantra. We use object-oriented PHP scalable and powerful Erlang flexible and logical Python slick JavaScript modularized CSS and innovative HTML5. We construct our own tools from an automated testing framework in Ruby to a sophisticated deployment system in PHP.

Oh one last thing. We do not do Excel. Really.

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