Frontend Engineer

Role: Frontend Engineer

Team: Dovetail Live

Location: Chatham

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting edge technology and across multiple platforms, and we have big ambitions to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.

To help achieve this ambition, we’re looking for a Frontend Engineer, reporting into the Technical Product Owner, who will envision, design and deliver high quality software using an agile, behavioural and test-driven development process.


  •  Work with the Technical Product Owner and DevOps Engineer to ensure the implementation of the Dovetail Live programme vision
  •  Champion the development of our Isomorphic React & Redux application using 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 with

  •  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 )
  •  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
  •  Strong organisational skills

Why work for us?

  • Recently announced in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100
  • 31 days off per year (including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Regular social and sporting activities

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