Software Developer -- Kano Games & Free Rider 3 (Downtown Victoria)
KANO/APPS - Victoria, BC

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KANO/APPS is looking for candidates with solid experience developing in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript and AJAX to work on their exciting new game platform ( and social game ( KANO/APPS is currently working on a brand new title in the Free Rider series completely re-written in HTML5 and highly integrated into Kano Games and is looking for highly enthusiastic and critical thinking developers to help drive the product to success. Ideal candidates will be able to immediately traverse through a large complex code-base, problem solve, and write efficient and organized code to better the product. You will be responsible for working with a team of engineers, artists and game designers to release game features in a high-volume, high-availability, large-scale infrastructure.

Required Skills

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Math, or related field. Masters degree in any of these disciplines is a plus

- 4+ years of RECENT software development experience (strong understanding of OOP)

- Strong track record of shipping projects on time

- Experience implementing transmission of complex data sets using AJAX

- Proven experience in server development using Apache/PHP

- Proficiency in MySQL

- Past projects that include live-deployed, highly scalable, consumer-focused systems in production environments

- Attention to detail, meticulous and organized working habits

- Knowledge of standard software engineering and quality assurance practices

- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with third parties when needed

- Strong problem solving, debugging, troubleshooting, documentation and delegation abilities

- Passionate about software development and problem solving

Nice to Have

- Facebook API and/or mobile (iOS/Android) development experience

- Detailed knowledge of development tools and techniques relating to HTML5 and web technologies

- Fluency in JavaScript including experience structuring large, complex JavaScript code bases

- jQuery and familiarity with other frameworks

- Experience with Memcached, MongoDB & database sharding

- Experience with node.js

- Live JavaScript/HTML5 games

Personal Attributes

- Fluent in spoken and written English

- Accountable and reliable

- Professional presentation

- Team Player

What We Do

At KANO/APPS we build more than just games, we create a vibrant world centered around play, connecting millions of people from every corner of the world. Every member of our team is encouraged to embrace opportunities and reap the rewards. KANO/APPS fosters a team environment where the effort of each member enables everyone to succeed.

Our Culture

We work out of a restored heritage building in downtown Victoria, on the beautiful west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Play is our business, and that idea extends into our office. Employees can get pumped up with a hot coffee from our espresso machine and unwind with a game on our PS3 ( or WiiU if Nintendo is your poison), a cold drink on BEvERage Fridays, a friendly match on our Tornado T-3000 Foosball table (the Rolls Royce of foos), or a quick firefight with our Nerf arsenal. Because nothing relieves stress like unloading a clip of foam darts into a coworker. And the KANO culture extends beyond the office, too. We plan regular teambuilding outings like paintball, sports nights and local festivals. Every employee receives a personal laptop, a 24-inch monitor and a Herman Miller Aeron chair (because we actually care about your back), as well as health and dental benefits, all on top of the chance to work on exciting projects that will touch millions of users.

The Perks

Ability to work on live and relevant projects that are seen by millions of gamers worldwide Awesome culture (e.g. Hack days, beer Fridays, cupcake birthdays, catered lunches, video games, foosball, espresso coffee) Personal laptops, 24 inch monitors and Herman Miller Aerons (yes, we care about your back) Health and dental benefits