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About MGN Studios:

MGN Studios is the new game development division of Freedom! Family Limited. Our mission is to create great games and technologies that actively engage and involve the YouTube community of players, bloggers, reviewers and creators.

We’re setting up shop right here in beautiful Vancouver! If you want to join a start-up where you get to work remotely and build something new, and be a part of an honest & transparent leadership team with a veteran Studio Head, then MGN Studios is for you!

THE ROLE: Are you up for the challenge?

We are currently seeking a Senior Game Engine Developer to join our team in leading the architecture and development of browser-based video game engine technology. You will be the driving force in the design and development of our studio’s game engine infrastructure.

You should be comfortable diving deep into technical architectures and requirements, able to quickly identify solutions to challenges discovered during development, and ready to direct and mentor other developers in creating a robust and scalable code base. Prior experience building browser-based multiplayer game technology is preferred. We are looking for someone to be a key participant in the creation of a collaborative environment that leverages agile development and rapid prototyping; rewards creative solutions and intelligent risk taking; fosters a culture of excellence, respect, and fun; and makes great games.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Are you ready to make a contribution to our team?

  • Lead the design, implementation, and growth of a browser-based HTML5 multiplayer game engine.
  • Manage and mentor a team of software developers through the interactive development process.
  • Set company-wide code development standards and best practices.
  • Work with game designers and artists in the development of game features, art pipelines, and tools.
  • Partner with producers, PMs, and other leads on schedules and plans.
  • Identify technical and production issues/risks and propose solutions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Do you have what it takes?

  • Degree in Computer Science and/or relevant professional experience.
  • 5+ years experience in professional software development.
  • 3+ years of experience in the development of game engines.
  • Very good knowledge of existing game engines (e.g. Unity, GameMaker, Phaser, Pixi, Turbulenz, etc.) and server side technologies.
  • Deep knowledge of modular programming, API design, and game architectural patterns.
  • Extensive experience with frontend and backend technologies such as HTML5, Javascript, CSS/CSS3, jQuery, PHP, Python, Node.js, MySQL, etc.
  • Source revision control experience (Github preferred).
  • Professional experience in agile software development.
  • Experience working effectively in cross-functional game teams.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Experience developing MMO city builder games is a PLUS
  • Experience developing casual MMO .io games is a PLUS
  • Experience with Apache Ant, iOS WebKit, Android Webkit / Chrome is a PLUS
  • Knowledge of video platforms including YouTube, Dailymotion and Twitch is PLUS

COMPENSATION:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible work hours
  • Flexible work locations (home, office, etc.)

Are you intrigued? Here are a few more reasons to make MGN Studios your daytime/anytime home:

  • Work remotely - Did we already mention you get to work remotely? Yes, it’s true! 
  • Leadership - Do you like working with veteran Studio Head who will give you clear direction, honesty and guidance, and believes people are the pillars to success. He’s the opposite of an evil villian with a curly moustache.
  • Build something new - Play a role in building a game development studio that can’t stop and won’t stop growing. 
  • Career growth - Make an impact by leading projects and driving the direction of the studio. Develop initiatives and solutions that drive your career and boost the studio’s growth.
  • For Freedom!

Does this sound like you? Please apply asap as we are interviewing immediately for this permanent, full time position.

PM and we can arrange a time to speak over the phone!

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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all the responses so far, really appreciate it. To answer a common question, 'is it ok to work remotely for this role' - the answer is YES, as long as you have a reliable internet connection :)

Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you!

Jasbir

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