We're a startup company in the Social Gaming space that’s looking to double our headcount over the next few months. We were founded in 2007, are currently at 10 employees, located in SF (approximately 15-20 minute walk from CalTrain), and we're significantly PROFITABLE.
Although our proprietary social games creation platform is what put us on the map, right now we’re primarily focused on the development of games on the Facebook platform. We’ve released 2 games so far (with over a million users total), and currently have a few more in the hopper. We’ve also gotten numerous acquisition offers on the table from some of the biggest players in the Social Gaming space (which we've turned), but are solely focused on building our core business on our own. With that said, right now would be a GREAT time to join, as you can get in at virtually the ground floor and really help drive the direction of the company.
As a potential employee with this company, your boss would be one of the Founders, who is VERY technical (PhD CS from top 10 Engineering school), and still works in a hands-on capacity while running the ship at the same time.
Technology stack-wise, we’re using Flash/Actionscript on the front-end, PHP on the back-end, and MySQL database servers. If you don’t have experience with one or more of these technologies it’s okay; you’d just have to be interested in getting into the Social Gaming space. Experience-wise, they’re looking for candidates ranging from the Jr.-level all the way up to Director-level. Salary range on these roles are open. But rest assured we make very competitive offers, and want to make sure that everyone that works for us is happy.
Design and implement front-end UI and game engine capabilities in Flex and Actionscript 3
Develop scalable server side PHP and MySQL
Build a solid foundation upon which many games will be based
You have at least 2+ years industry experience with object oriented code development
You are familiar with design patterns and like to design clean, re-usable code
You can quickly learn any new language or technology
You have a strong interest in social games
Have significant experience with Actionscript 3, Flash, Flex, PHP, or MySQL
Are familiar with one or more of the following: game engine design, UI programming, client/server Communication, MySQL, PHP, Facebook API
Four year degree in CS, CE is preferred. Master’s in CS/EE is even better.