Associate Game Developer

PopCap Games (Dublin, Ireland) 20 hours ago

Summary

PopCap Games is looking for an iOS/Android Associate Software Developer who is passionate about creating fun and enduring games using iterative development and other best practices, from feature inception through deployment.

Responsibilities:

  • Working collaboratively with producers, artists, business operations teams, analysts and other developers to achieve development milestones and product features
  • Effectively using unit testing and other development best practices embraced by the team
  • Writing clean, clear and maintainable code
  • Building tools and extending tool chains to facilitate improved integration of resource assets

Required Skills/Personal Requirements :

  • 1-2 or more years of professional development experience developing native apps for iOS/Android
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming and fluency with C++, Objective-C or similar compiled object oriented language
  • Commitment to shared ownership of the product code base
  • A thorough understanding of design patterns and software architecture
  • Experience in full lifecycle, team-based development work
  • Strong communication skills
  • A demonstrated passion for improving your craft
  • Enthusiasm for solving challenging problems

Desired but not essential experience:

  • Game development experience
  • Experience of working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Experience of working in a mobile gaming environment
  • An interest in social networking and game design

Education and/or Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and/or related field
     

PopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the worldwide leader in casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106 and are available anytime, anywhere. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap has been one of the most innovative companies in the video game industry since its inception a decade ago. Pioneering new game mechanics, sales models, and platforms ranging from mobile devices to online and location-based games of chance, PopCap is the only video game provider in the world with leading market share across the entire spectrum. PopCap joined forces with EA in 2011 expanding our capabilities.
 


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