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Lead Developer

20 days ago by iGames, Inc.

  Boise (Idaho), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sectors: Software Engineering, IT, Engineering

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iGames, Inc was founded in 1999 as a marketing services and event management company that specializes in video game and computer hardware marketing and promotions using our propriety community platform. Our mission is to promote the growth of interactive entertainment by bringing together gamers, games and technologies in computer, console and mobile gaming. We’re passionate about what we do and enjoy working as a team.

We are looking for an experienced, creative Lead Developer who will be responsible for leading the development team and the strategy, architecture, planning, development and ongoing maintenance of the company’s websites and application software.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with iGames' President and other members of senior management to develop and launch new web-based or application-based products, with a focus on social engagement.
  • Collaborate with marketing and operations to set the budget, appropriate timelines and technological expectations.
  • Lead the technical planning, scoping, architecture design, security, and implementation of all development projects
  • Understand and implement software security practices
  • Lead and mentor internal and external developers but also provide hands-on development

Technical Skills and Experience

  • BS Degree (or equivalent) with 8+ years of experience in development
  • Proven experience leading complex web or application-based development projects
  • Ability to develop solid software design, with a strong focus on performance and scalability
  • Solid understanding of infrastructure, data structures, and programming practices
  • Must have experience with
    • Linux systems and command line/bash
    • Version control systems (Git/GitHub)
    • Amazon Web Services: EC2, Lambda, S3, RDS, DynamoDB, CloudWatch, SQS, SNS, CloudSearch, Athena, CloudFront and Route 53
    • Varnish and VCL
    • Languages: C#, SQL, Twig, HTML, Javascript and CSS
    • Platforms: Symfony/Silex, JQuery, and Bootstrap

Experience with the following is a plus:

  • Automation testing tools: PHPUnit, Selenium and behat
  • VMWare/VirtualBox, Vagrant and Chef
  • Languages: PHP, XAML
  • Proven ability to manage, lead and motivate a team of developers in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with agile development and Jira or equivalent
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge and/or interest in the games industry and/or social/community platforms

Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, iGames provides medical, dental and vision (paid at 100%), PTO, paid holidays, 401(k) match, snacks and an overall awesome, energetic team and work environment!

iGames is an equal opportunity employer. We value the work of our passionate, creative and diverse employees. We recruit, employ, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and any other protected status.

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