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Software Developer - Apprentice Game Developer

Employer
In Touch Games Ltd
Location
Fountain House, Great Cornbow, Halesowen, B63 3BL
Salary
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Specialism
IT
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
August
Duration
Permanent
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Purpose:
  • The role of a Game Developer is to participate in the development and implementation of a variety of games for the gambling industry, primarily in the UK market. Liaising with other departments and project managers, you will work in a team environment to create the cutting edge games the company is known for

What will you do at Intouch?
  • You will be working primarily in the games client development team, developing the front-end of the games using in-house tools. This will involve close working with other teams such as QA and back-end and you may spend some time working in these teams to help build a wider understanding of the overall development pipeline and responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Develop 2D games using current technologies such as Html 5 / WebGL / TypeScript as well as in-house systems, for our suite of online gambling games
  • Prototyping and developing games following game design documents while actively participating in the final QA and release processes
  • Implement server communication protocols for fetching game logic over HTTP; liaise and co-ordinate with game server-side developers
  • Contribute to technical documentation
  • Work with project managers to break down high-level goals into tasks and timelines.
  • Actively gather and share knowledge related to all areas of the development process.
  • Adhere to coding standards and participate in code reviews, producing efficient, robust products
  • Ensure all the company policies and procedures are adhered to, including but not limited to ISO: 27001:2013


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential skills
  • You have a proven interest in coding through your A Level / college course or online platforms like Code Academy and are seeking a Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship
  • You can write good quality code with sound syntax
  • You will enjoy problem solving and want to develop your skills in analysis and design and you will be able to interpret functional / technical specifications and ask relevant questions about what you don't understand
  • You can demonstrate an ability to problem solve, use your initiative, take responsibility, be organised and work independently.
  • Have an understanding of keyframe animation and a flair for 2D animation using tools such as After Effects, Unity, etc.

Desirable skills:

It would be beneficial if you have some skills or experience in the following or a genuine desire to

become highly skilled in:
  • Typescript, C#, JavaScript
  • 2D animation (Unity, After Effects, etc)
  • Software delivery - particularly mobile games / apps
  • Code repositories - git, svn, etc.


Personal qualities

  • Enjoy working in a team and in a multi-team/multi-discipline environment
  • Able to take ownership of work
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management


Desired qualifications

Essential Qualifications:
  • 7 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grades 9-4 or A*-C including maths and English

Desirable qualifications:
  • 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at grades A*-C in any subject but preferably one in a numerical or computing subject (e.g. maths, Science, Computer Science etc.)
  • Applications will also be considered from graduates with non-computer science degrees looking for an apprenticeship route to a development career


Future prospects

  • Permanent employment and ongoing career development
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