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Lead Frontend Engineer

You possess a strong technical background and have a high degree of appreciation for game design. You're laser-focused on the details yet manage to think beyond the current state. You enjoy working in a collaborative fashion with incredibly talented people that can inspire and challenge you.

Kabam Austin is looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our engineering team as Lead Frontend Engineer.

You will be joining a team of Engineers who work in a collaborative environment. You will be interacting on a daily basis with designers, artists, and other programmers to build gameplay features and create compelling experiences for players.

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Ideate, architect, and implement gameplay systems as required by the Tech Lead and project(s) demands

  • Write modular, secure and well-tested frontend code

  • Collaborate with engineers, product management and design to help shape web based applications, UI, integration and support tasks

  • Fine-tune gameplay and controls based on feedback from team and consumer playtests

  • Help ideate and prototype new features and leverage community feedback to rapidly iterate on them

  • Other ad-hoc projects and/or requirements may arise as requested

At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill. Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in…

Your background includes:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 4+ years of experience in similar capacity, preferably in games

  • Strong proficiency in Unity3D and C#

  • Proficiency with modern JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, CSS preprocessors and other related web technologies

  • Understanding of: modern web development standards, web security, performance, optimization, cross-browser compatibility and UI

  • Solid debugging skills

  • Passion for the latest mobile gaming trends

  • Knowledge of mobile F2P video games and mobile UI best practices

  • You know how to work in an Agile work environment, and how to use Agile methods to develop software, manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize workload and collaborate with co-workers

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written

  • Can-do attitude

For those who want to take it up a notch, we’d love to see you having:

  • 2+ years with Unity/C# professionally

  • Experience with NGUI for Unity

  • Experience developing with Unreal

  • Fluency in multiple programming languages (C# / C++ / Javascript)

  • Experience shipping a mobile game

  • Experience in Android / iOS Mobile application development

  • Experience with graphics libraries or HTML5 Canvas

  • Scripting proficiency with bash, python, or Lua

  • Experience with JS or CSS pre-processors and web-asset packaging

Interested? Apply Now and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.