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Front End Engineer

  • Role: Front End Engineer
  • Team: Development
  • Location: UK Remote / Office Based, Chatham

The Role

Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

We are situated in a river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as Next Generation platforms, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

We are looking for a Front-End Developer to envision, design and deliver high quality software using an agile, behavioural and test-driven development process. Reporting into the Technical Product Owner of Dovetail Live, you will join the team developing the central location for hobbyists, providing access to exclusive social functionality, offers, and in-game rewards.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Technical Product Owner and DevOps Engineer to ensure the implementation of the Dovetail Live programme vision
  • Champion the development of our NextJS React application in ES7
  • Work closely with game development teams in providing in-game online functionality
  • Understand business needs and interpret programme vision to be able to advise on “best fit” solutions that work for all parties

What We Look For In You

  • Experience working with a similar remit in a parallel industry
  • A demonstrable history of building successful single page applications
  • Experience working with internal stakeholders across multi-disciplinary organisation structures
  • The ability to design and communicate on complex systems
  • Experience with the following:
  • Agile development, using JIRA or an equivalent
  • Modern ES6 JS
  • Build tools ( Webpack, Gradle and npm )
  • MVC / MVVM JS frameworks ( React, Angular, Ember, Vue )
  • Flux based state management ( Redux, MobX )
  • Continuous Integration / Delivery ( Jenkins, GitLab CI, Travis )
  • Test Driven or Behaviour Driven Development ( Jest, Mocha, Enzyme )

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Do you want to develop the central location for hobbyists? Apply now!

About Our People

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By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values

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Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.

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Enhance life

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.

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Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.

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Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

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Our products

Explore our range of simulation games