Six to Start

Full Stack Web Developer

  • Contract: Full-time

Job Description

We are looking for a senior full stack web developer.

Our flagship apps - Zombies, Run! and The Walk – combine innovative real-world interaction and gameplay with captivating stories and design. In short, we make exercising fun. We want to find someone who can help us maintain and improve our existing apps and develop new experiences that are just as revolutionary and innovative.

As web developer at Six to Start, you will be primarily responsible for sustaining and improving the infrastructure that powers Zombies, Run!, an app with 5 million downloads. You’ll work with a fully remote development team and be able to make an impact straight away.

You’ll be enabling the native mobile clients, along with maintaining and developing various user-facing applications. You’ll need to be able to work independently and be happy taking initiatives on features. Most importantly, it’ll be very important to manage complexity with confidence while developing at a rapid pace.

While there is a lot of responsibility in the role, you will have freedom in implementation and if wanted, a strong voice in the outcome of finished products that will roll into the arms of the product’s many fans.

Skill Requirements

The ideal candidate has:

  • Strong back end skills, with preferred experience in Python 2.7, Python 3, Django, Flask, PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with designing, implementing, and maintaining REST APIs.
  • Writes clean, maintainable code, and is familiar with TDD, git, pull request workflow.
  • A good understanding of front end code, and can maintain and improve projects that use JavaScript (React, Angular), HTML, and CSS/SASS.
  • Experience with Linux sysadmin and devops tasks.
  • Familiarity with Linode and AWS.
  • Experience with remote working.
  • Good team communication skills in general, and English in particular.

Also, highly desirable:

  • Experience in a related field (e.g. UI/UX design, sound engineering, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Sketch.
  • An interest in fitness apps/experiences, and wearable devices.
  • Experience in automated testing.

About the Company

Founded in 2007, Six to Start is an independent games developer and entertainment company based in London. We've created games and apps for companies like the BBC, Channel 4, Penguin Books, eBay, and Muse; and we've conducted research and development for Disney Imagineering, CBS Interactive, Microsoft, and the British Museum.

Since 2011, Six to Start has focused on developing original smartphone games including Zombies, Run! and The Walk (co-created with Naomi Alderman).

The Digital and the Physical

We create award-winning games that combine the digital and physical world. Zombies, Run! and The Walk use smartphone sensors to create immersive and motivating gaming experiences in the real world. We're always continually exploring new ways to harness the latest technology and sensors to create powerful and popular games and apps.

Health and Fitness

Six to Start are acknowledged world-leaders in the health and fitness gaming space. Zombies, Run! is the world's most successful smartphone fitness game ever, and our next game, The Walk, has been funded by the UK Department of Health and designed with and for the NHS. We know how to make fitness fun.

Storytelling and Play

We combine world-class storytelling with new technology to make unforgettable games and experiences. We draw inspiration from video games, boardgames, casual games and playful applications and services.

In the past, we’ve created transmedia experiences for shows like Misfits and Spooks: Code 9, playful storytelling experiences like We Tell Stories, Smokescreen and Young Bond: The Shadow War, and we’ve worked on top-secret projects for the BBC, Disney, CBS Interactive, and Microsoft XBox.

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