Backend Developer

Frogmind is an independent game studio in Helsinki, grown from an indie duo to a studio of 27 talented developers. We are best known for the App Store iPad Game of the Year 2013 BADLAND available on all mobile, console and PC/Mac platforms. On December 2015 we launched BADLAND 2 on iOS. And lately we have launched 3 more F2P PVP games globally. Combined, the Frogmind games have more than 150 million downloads and counting. All games have won awards, including the iPad game of the Year and Apple Design Award for the original BADLAND.

Our games have been noted for their beauty, thoughtful game design, simple mechanics and top notch gameplay. These are all values we are planning to keep, and take even further in our future games.

We released Badland Brawl in mid October 2018 and Rumble Stars Football in April 2019 and Rumble Hockey in May 2020. The first two have gotten over 15 000 000 players since launch and are operating with steady liveOps and updates, the third is soon grossing 10 000 000.All our current games are real-time multiplayer games. We have our by far most ambitious new project in development. And it is more than a single game.

We are currently building something new and really impactful with next level ambition: http://www.hypehype.com

You will get to design and create backend tech to our games and apps. Each member of the team has plenty of influence, and thus needs to be great at what they do. We expect you to have a strong knowledge of backend development best practices, and expect you to enjoy learning new things, get a kick out of finding ways to do things better, and to have a dynamic can-do- attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, program and create scalable backend technology for our mobile games and apps
    • Server architecture planning, implementation, deployment and maintenance (logic, network, database design, …)
  • Work on unique game projects in a talented team
  • Influence things and be part of making awesome, high quality games for mobile

Requirements, expected skills and stats:

  • Experience of distributed backend development
  • Server-side Java (Kotlin is a plus) programming skills
  • Practical knowledge of AWS
  • Experience with Linux shell and scripting languages
  • Database design and implementation skills with SQL and NoSQL (DynamoDB is a plus)
  • Ability for working and solving problems also independently

Required character traits:

  • Can-do- attitude and liking for levelling up & learning more
  • Passion for playing and making games
  • Experience in coding real-time live systems and a habit of writing readable high quality code
  • Committed to tasks and an autonomous person with high level of initiative and energy
  • Willingness to go the extra mile when live systems have issues
  • Ambition & love for making the coolest of games and apps

We offer:

  • Freedom to design your own workflow to get the very best out of yourself
  • Choose your own laptop/workstation and gadgets
  • Competitive compensation including an option plan (everyone in Frogmind is an owner of the company)
  • Opportunity to work with epic industry vets
  • Work in a well connected studio known for excellence
  • Flat hierarchy environment where your opinion counts
  • Be part of making the best games and apps in the world that stand out and make an impact in the industry

About Frogmind

  • Currently strike studio of 27 developers
  • In a long-term partnership with Supercell
  • Located in the centre of Helsinki with awesome food and bars aplenty
  • Winner of the Apple Design Award, iPad Game of the Year and IMGA grand prix
  • A rising star in the Finnish gaming industry
  • Financially solid
  • Well connected (within the industry and with the platform holders)

Apply now at jobs@frogmindgames.com

Please include your CV and short motivation letter to your application.