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Lead Game Developer

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🌎 Remote (USA)

At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that we can triumph in our collective skill. Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture, and a drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in…

As a Lead Game Developer for our Acadia studio, you will be at the forefront of the development of our flagship game: Transformers: Forged to Fight, as well as one of our unannounced new games. Your daily interactions with producers, designers, artists and other programmers will enable you to build and release our best new game features at a sustainable rate.

Having the flexibility to work from where you believe you can have the greatest impact is important to us. We know that one size doesn’t fit all - every team has the flexibility to find the right balance between in-office, remote, and hybrid in-office/remote. Don't live in Charlottetown? Apply anyway! This role is open to being fully remote in the Maritime provinces (PE, NL, NB, and NS) and we support the basic setups for our employees.

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Work on the development of our games
  • Work with game designers to transform design ideas into engineering solutions
  • Make engineering decisions regarding our development
  • Plan, develop, and implement code to ensure that our live game performs well as we add new features and content with each release
  • Develop new releases every month by setting up branches, migrating features, and collaborating with partners
  • Be a founding engineer for our PEI studio who helps onboard, grow, and develop new or junior engineers
  • Assist the production team in planning the software development process for large or urgent features
  • Diagnosis and resolution of technical issues. Monitoring and sharing of product health metrics

Your background includes:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Solid experience in hands-on software development
  • 10+ years of software development in tech
  • 6+ years of experience in games development
  • 3+ years of experience as a lead engineer, who trained, mentored, and onboarded junior engineers.
  • Worked on prototypes, pre-production, production, global launch, and live operations stages
  • Strong C# and Unity skills
  • Expertise in client-server architecture
  • Experience in profiling a game, and utilizing telemetry to make software decisions
  • Working experience with hybrid cloud environments
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies for developing software, managing multiple deliverables simultaneously, prioritizing workload, and collaborating with colleagues in an Agile work environment
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with other engineers and non-engineering team members

For those who want to take it up a notch, let us know if you have:

  • Unity experience with NGUI
  • Understanding of the Android / iOS SDKs and development model
  • Experience with Perforce, Jira, Confluence, Slack, and the Google Workspace
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform in production

Our success is due to the hard work of our people. We share our success with our people through flexible benefits and reward programs, sweet swag, snacks, and more. Here’s a look at some of the support we provide our people:

  • We know that one size doesn’t fit all - every team has the flexibility to find the right balance between in-studio, remote, and hybrid in-studio/remote.
  • We offer extended health coverage effective day one, with no waiting period, including a flexible health spending account and/or personal spending account! Any leftover amounts from the health/personal spending account can also be automatically added to a group TFSA.
  • EQ Care that provides you a way to remotely interact with healthcare providers, available 24/7 to get prescription refills or referrals from the comfort of your home.
  • We provide an employee assistance program to ensure our people’s mental and emotional well-being.
  • Everyone retires eventually, and we help our people save for their futures with a contribution matching program for their RRSP.
  • We offer paid parental leave, flexible paid time off (no worrying about how much time has been earned), as well as paid time off for volunteering.
  • We encourage development through educational support, training sessions, skill development, knowledge sharing, and more!
  • We encourage our team to help us hire the best talent through our referral program where they can earn up to $5,000 for a successful referral hire.

Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply now and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made and entertain the world!

Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made and continue to entertain the world!

About Kabam

Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behaviour with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. Each game has raised the benchmark in mobile gaming, bringing high-quality graphics, next-generation technology and revolutionary gameplay to the console in every player’s pocket.

Kabam has partnered with leading entertainment brands like Disney, Hasbro and Universal to create mobile games based on some of the world’s most iconic franchises.

Kabam’s games have generated hundreds of millions of downloads including Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Fast & Furious: Legacy, Marvel Contest of Champions, Transformers: Forged to Fight, Shop Titans and Mini Guns. These games have also received multiple awards such as Apple’s Editor’s Choice and Google Play’s Best Game of the Year.

Founded in 2006, Kabam has studios and offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Charlottetown, San Francisco and Austin. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games.

Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, color, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.