XLOC System Programmer
Keywords Studios
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5d ago


At Keywords, we are using our passion for games, technology and media to create a global services platform for video games and beyond.

Our aim is to become the go to provider of technical services.

We enable leading content creators and publishers to leverage our expertise and capacity across the lifecycle of interactive content.

In so doing we empower our clients to remain lean and agile, and to focus on creating the most engaging experiences.

Keywords is trusted and relied upon by many of the world’s leading video game companies to work alongside them during concept, development and live operations by leveraging the breadth and depth of our industry leading service lines every step of the way.

Job Summary :

This position will work on the design, development and maintenance of Keyword’s XLOC web application that serves KWS internal users as well as several customers, all tier-1 game developers or publisher.

It will require the ability to work both in front-end, back-end and data base domains.

In addition, this position will require the ability to work in an agile team distributed worldwide and consisting of developers, quality assurance specialists, workflow analysts.

It is necessary to cope with technical and non-technical peers to understand the client requirement and resolve issues within the product.

We are looking for motivated individuals who like to take ownership of their work and, most importantly, love to write code that makes a difference to the workday of the end-users.

Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • Analyse the specification documents given and, with the help of senior team members, understand the software modifications to be done throughout the system
  • Identify autonomously the main programming and testing tasks necessary to implement small system requirements, usually impacting a limited portion of the system
  • Contribute proactively to the technical analysis and work breakdown for more complex requirements
  • Identify the testing and verification needs for a given functionality
  • Timely support the end-user testing team in system debugging and all along the verification / fix / deploy cycle
  • Grow day-by-day a comprehensive understanding of the system structure, accumulating knowledge and cross-discipline understanding
  • Proactively reporting the ongoing work status and progress, and systematically updating the project management tools such as Jira or equivalent
  • Qualifications and Educational Requirements

    Technical Skills

  • Ability to understand flexibly the front-end, back-end and data base domains
  • Ability to cope with technical problems and to solve them in a manner that is scalable and maintainable
  • Very good experience in Microsoft .NET, ASP.NET language and Windows Forms framework is mandatory
  • Proficiency with front-end languages and libraries such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX is mandatory
  • Basic knowledge of at least one front-end framework such as Angular, Node.js, Vue.js, React is a plus
  • Familiarity with VB.net and possibly with at least one back-end languages such as Java, PHP, or C++
  • Good understanding of SQL and Microsoft SQL server
  • Basic experience with microservices / service-based architectures and REST-based APIs
  • Excellent experience with one or more source control tools such as SVN and GIT
  • Other Skills

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be adaptable and learn quickly
  • Experience with designing and developing enterprise software as part of a team of up to 10 people, and very good understanding of the collaboration process and issues
  • Experience working in an Agile environment and understanding of mainstream development workflows such as Scrum and Waterfall
  • Result oriented and ability to take a task to its logical conclusion
  • Problem-solving and thinking laterally as part of a team, or individually, to meet the needs of the project
  • Requirements

  • Software development : 3 years plus (Required)
  • Proven experience on similar projects and web-based applications
  • Education : Bachelor's (Required), Master’s (Preferred)
  • Must be fluent in English language and able to communicate within a team distributed worldwide
  • Benefits

    Our employees are our most valuable resource; therefore we provide them with a competitive compensation package commensurate with skills and experience, excellent benefits, high level of job satisfaction and a casual and fun work environment.

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