Software Developer


September 05, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

Established in 2008, KANO/APPS ( is a profitable and growing Canadian company that creates social games for every platform and every player. KANO/APPS connects people through play, and our games have earned a loyal fan base encompassing millions of worldwide players across mobile and social networks like Facebook, Armor Games and Kongregate.

Our team of bright, talented and creative engineers, designers, artists and community specialists work in a beautifully restored heritage building in downtown Victoria, British Columbia and represent the leading edge of the social gaming industry.

KANO/APPS were the 2014 recipient of the VIATeC Employer of the Year Award.

Job Summary: 


KANO/APPS is looking for candidates with solid experience developing in JavaScript, MySQL, HTML5, CSS, PHP and AJAX to develop mobile and social games.

You will be responsible for working with a team of developers, artists and game designers to release game features in a high-volume, high-availability, large-scale infrastructure.

You must be comfortable working on a large complex code-base, problem solving, and writing efficient and organized code.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, or related field. Masters degree in any of these disciplines is a plus
  • 4+ years of RECENT software development experience (strong understanding of OOP)
  • Strong track record of shipping projects on time
  • Experience implementing transmission of complex data sets using AJAX
  • Fluency in JavaScript including experience structuring large, complex JavaScript code bases
  • Proficiency in MySQL
  • Past projects that include live-deployed, highly scalable, consumer-focused systems in production environments
  • Attention to detail, meticulous and organized working habits
  • Knowledge of standard software engineering and quality assurance practices
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with third parties when needed
  • Strong problem solving, debugging, troubleshooting, documentation and delegation abilities
  • Passionate about software development and problem solving

Nice to Have

  • Facebook API and/or iOS/Android development experience
  • Detailed knowledge of development tools and techniques relating to HTML5 and web technologies
  • Experience in server development using Apache/PHP
  • jQuery and familiarity with other frameworks
  • Experience with Memcached, MongoDB & database sharding
  • Live JavaScript/HTML5 games

Personal Attributes

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Accountable and reliable
  • Professional presentation
  • Team Player
How To Apply: 

Apply here.