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Game Developer (Intermediate/Junior)

In the last 4 years, Prodigy has gone from 3,000 to over 20,000,000 students across North America (including 80% of all Ontario students), and is currently the fastest growing educational startup in North America. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning math while working alongside some of the brightest and most passionate people in education and gaming.

In this job, you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining and updating the code for our game and its engine, incorporating performance improvements, adding documentation, and writing good, clean code
  • Addressing legacy bugs, and working with our QA department to improve our product
  • Create and maintain new game content, including:
  • Writing quests, dialogue and level designs for new game areas
  • Mini-games and core feature enhancements
  • Interfaces, menus and layout designs
  • Member-only game content
  • Maintaining our asset library of over 3000 images, audio files, text files and atlases
  • Maintain existing computer programs by making modifications as required
  • Meeting with the rest of the game team for planning sessions, designing new features and coming up with new content ideas

Skills required:

  • Advanced knowledge of OOP principles and practices
  • Good foundation in both scripting and strongly-typed OOP languages
  • Understanding of good memory management practices
  • Great debugging abilities and strong algorithmic analysis skills
  • Bachelor's Degree - Major in Computer Science, Math or Physics is preferred
  • 2+ years working in the field (game design/programming, web design/programming, or similar/related background)
  • Absolute passion for gaming and game development, looking for someone who has created a game on their own.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Javascript
  • Published or in-progress apps, web games, etc.
  • Background in interface design and user-driven UI design
  • Experience with analytics and A/B testing methods
  • Ability and passion for writing and/or drawing
  • Experience with JIRA, agile development methodologies
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