Game Developer (fulltime)

CoolGames is looking for a new Game Developer, with a passion for casual games, to strengthen our Technology team. When the app-stores were introduced ten years ago, mobile quickly became the largest games platform. And now a new shift is taking place, as millions of people are starting to play and instantly share games with friends via their social or messaging apps, such as via Facebook, Snapchat, LINE and WeChat. CoolGames has been a front-runner in this new space and brought many successful games to messaging platforms, including Angry Birds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku, which is now the #1 sudoku game on Facebook.

Are you an ambitious game developer with a passion for new technologies and platforms? Do you like working in online games that are played by millions around the world? And do you want to help us bring HTML5 to the next level? Then keep reading!

What are you doing as a Game Developer?

As a game developer you will set up and develop HTML5 games from start to live maintenance. You take responsibility for delivering games with robust and stable code. You will take part in code reviewing by looking at other people’s work and learning from your peers while also sharing your knowledge with the team. You will contribute with the maintenance and development of internal game development tools.

Requirements

What is your profile?

You are proactive and used to taking ownership and responsibility. You are not afraid of debugging and optimizing code. You are able to write clean, readable and maintainable code. You see yourself as a good team player. You have excellent social, communication skills. You are open to learning new things and have experience in working in a multidisciplinary team.

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in professional programming;
  • Fully comfortable with Agile/Scrum development processes and tools;
  • Experience with version control tools like git
  • Solid knowledge of best development practices;
  • Experience with HTML5 games, Typescript and JavaScript;
  • Experience with web game tech (e.g. PIXI/Phaser/Three.js) is a plus;
  • Experience with Gitflow is a plus;
  • Experience with social platforms is a plus.

Why would you want to work for CoolGames?

CoolGames is a dynamic organization in the gaming world and is located in a beautiful canal house in the centre of Amsterdam. You will work in an international environment with young and enthusiastic colleagues. Your colleagues from all over the world design and create mobile games. CoolGames is a small organization with short communication lines and we want to let our staff grow. CoolGames started 10 years ago as a pioneer in developing games in HTML5. We successfully brought games to messaging platforms, such as Angrybirds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku. You will work in an open and an informal team with a pleasant working environment.

Benefits

What do we offer?

To summarize CoolGames offers you a challenging job with a broad responsibility and an attractive compensation package:

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary;
  • An employment contract for one year;
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation;
  • Optional company stock plan participation;
  • Health care insurance compensation;
  • Sports allowance;
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam;
  • High-end Macbook Pro or PC laptop;
  • An open, informal and international company culture.

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Lead Game Designer (fulltime)

With the app-stores overcrowded, cloud-gaming is the next big thing and HTML5 is now one of the fastest growing cloud-game technologies. CoolGames has been a front-runner in developing and publishing high-quality HTML5 games since 2010. To fully benefit from all the new opportunities, we are constantly on the look-out for highly talented people to join our team.

Our games can be found within numerous social platforms & messaging apps, as well as on game websites and media channels worldwide. They combine high quality core gameplay and a well-designed metagame for long-term retention with social- or multi-player features for viral distribution and discoverability. And monetization is often a mixture between ads, IAP and subscription models.

To help us further improve our existing flagship titles and develop better new games, we are looking for an experienced, Lead Game Designer, with a special focus on monetization and in game economy.

What are you doing as a Lead Game Designer?

As a Lead Game Designer you work closely together with the colleagues from the games teams such as the Game Producers, Artist, Developers and QA staff in the Studio. From the managerial aspect you will mentor and train our Game Designers, overseeing their GDD’s with a special focus on improving monetization cycles, in-game economy and IAP models. You will report directly to the CEO of CoolGames and you are capable to present games to the internal customers as well as the external customers. You are able to develop business cases with the business teams as well with the product management. When you know everything with Live-Ops and you help the complete organization with execution them, you are the right person. And off course we would like you to share your best practices and mark your benchmarks for all products with in CoolGames.

  • You have a proven track-record in revenue optimization and balancing a game-economy with F2P and/or ad-based mobile games
  • You have a highly analytical mindset: you live and breathe the key gaming KPIs
  • You can combine the creative development process with clear data-driven decisions
  • You are able to motivate your team and clearly explain with data-points what it is that actually makes a game successful.

Requirements

What is your profile?

  • At least 5 years of experience in the mobile games industry within an international studio;
  • Experience with LiveOps for existing titles;
  • Excellent insights in game KPIs, game system design and balancing in-game economy;
  • Deep knowledge of top grossing games, F2P mechanics and latest trends in the market;
  • Experience in leading and motivating teams;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Excellent communication skills in English.

Why would you want to work for CoolGames?

CoolGames is a dynamic organization in the gaming world and is located in a beautiful canal house in the centre of Amsterdam. You will work in an international environment with young and enthusiastic colleagues. Your colleagues from all over the world design and create mobile games. CoolGames is a small organization with short communication lines and we want to let our staff grow. CoolGames started 10 years ago as a pioneer in developing games in HTML5. We successfully brought games to messaging platforms, such as Angrybirds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku.You will work in an open and an informal team with a pleasant working environment.

Benefits

What do we offer?

To summarize CoolGames offers you a challenging job with a broad responsibility and an attractive compensation package:

  • A highly dynamic job, working on multi-player cloud-games for new platforms
  • A competitive salary with a company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • An optional participation in our company stock plan
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and very international company culture

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Senior Game Developer (fulltime)

Are you an ambitious Game Developer with a passion for new technologies and platforms? Do you like working in online games that are played by millions around the world? And do you want to help us bringing HTML5 to the next level? Then we have an excellent career opportunity for you! We are therefore looking for a Senior Game Developer to strengthen our Studio and help us realize our international growth ambition.

What are you doing as a Senior Game Developer?

As a Game Developer you will setup and develop HTML5 games from start to live maintenance. You take responsibility for delivering games with robust and stable code. Next to that, you will support the Lead Developer by designing and documenting the game’s architecture. You will help junior developers by reviewing their code and coaching them. You contribute with the maintenance and development of new internal tools.

Requirements

What is your profile?

You are proactive and used to take ownership and responsibility. You are not afraid of debugging and optimizing code. You see yourself as a good teamplayer and are very supportive to other departments. You have excellent social, communication and presentation skills with an eye for detail.

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the gaming industry.
  • Fully comfortable with Agile development processes and tools;
  • Experienced with Git and adept of GitFlow;
  • Solid knowledge of best development practices;
  • Experience with HTML5 games, Typescript and JavaScript;
  • Experience with social platforms is a plus;
  • Experience with turn-based and real-time action multiplayer games is a plus.

Why would you want to work for CoolGames?

CoolGames is a dynamic organization in the gaming world and is located in a beautiful canal house in the centre of Amsterdam. You will work in an international environment with young and enthusiastic colleagues. Your colleagues from all over the world design and create mobile games. CoolGames is a small organization with short communication lines and we want to let our staff grow. CoolGames started 10 years ago as a pioneer in developing games in HTML5. We successfully brought games to messaging platforms, such as Angrybirds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku. You will work in an open and an informal team with a pleasant working environment.

Benefits

What do we offer?

To summarize CoolGames offers you a challenging job with a broad responsibility and an attractive compensation package:

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary;
  • An employment contract for one year;
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation;
  • Optional company stock plan participation;
  • Health care insurance compensation;
  • Sports allowance;
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam;
  • High-end Macbook Pro or PC laptop;
  • An open, informal and international company culture.
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Backend Developer (fulltime)

CoolGames is looking for a Medior / Senior Backend Developer, with a passion for casual games, to strengthen our Technology team.

When the app-stores were introduced ten years ago, mobile quickly became the largest games platform. And now a new shift is taking place, as millions of people are starting to play and instantly share games with friends via their social or messaging apps, such as via Facebook, Messenger, LINE and WeChat. CoolGames has been a front-runner in this new space and brought many successful games to messaging platforms, including Angry Birds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku, which is now the #1 sudoku game on Facebook.

What are you doing as a Medior / Senior Backend Developer?

As a Backend Developer you will design and develop secure and scalable backend solutions for our games that are played by millions around the world. We code in Nakama with Go. On a daily basis you will maintain and improve our live game backends via Java Script and Typescript. Next to that you will collaborate with the game developers and continuously improve on integrating our backend solutions.

  • You have solid understanding of network protocols like TCP, UDP, HTTP, and WebSocket;
  • You have grasp of databases and design;
  • You are comfortable with agile development processes and tools;
  • You have a passion for Game Development.

Requirements

What is your profile?

  • At least 3 years professional experience with Javascript, Typescript or Node;
  • Flexible attitude and goal oriented;
  • Proficient in English;
  • Experience with game backends;
  • Experience with cloud platforms / infrastructure;
  • Experience with other 00 languages is a big plus.

Why would you want to work for CoolGames?

CoolGames is a dynamic organization in the gaming world and is located in a beautiful canal house in the centre of Amsterdam. You will work in an international environment with young and enthusiastic colleagues. Your colleagues from all over the world design and create mobile games. CoolGames is a small organization with short communication lines and we want to let our staff grow. CoolGames started 10 years ago as a pioneer in developing games in HTML5. We successfully brought games to messaging platforms, such as Angrybirds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku.You will work in an open and an informal team with a pleasant working environment.

Benefits

What do we offer?

To summarize CoolGames offers you a challenging job with a broad responsibility and an attractive compensation package:

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary;
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation;
  • Optional company stock plan participation;
  • Health care insurance compensation;
  • Sports allowance;
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam;
  • High-end MacBook Pro or PC laptop;
  • An open, informal and international company culture.

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QA Lead (fulltime)

CoolGames has been front-runner in developing high-quality HTML5 games since day 1 and continues to hold its #1 position! To stay on top, we are constantly on the look-out for high talented people to join our team.

We are therefore now looking to add an experienced QA Lead to further strengthen our QA team to keep supporting and assisting high-quality multi-player, social games and ultimately providing the best user experience!

What are you doing as a QA Lead?

As a QA Lead you will be involved both in managing the QA Team and in Testing.

From the managerial aspect, you will oversee a team of 3 QA’ers, have an overview of the projects the QA department is involved in and assure that the QA resources are properly allocated and that all projects are properly supported without having our quality impacted. You will be working hand in hand with the Head of QA in regards to process improvements, tooling.
From a testing perspective, you will manually test games and will be in charge of a project and oversee the QA tasks required for said projects. You will represent QA in the various meetings for said projects. You focus on scripting as well as setting up Test Cases. Next to that, you will be interacting with developers both inside and outside the studio to help guide them to smart solutions to common problems. You will provide feedback on design choices and around end user experience. You are able to write clear and detailed QA reports that developers can use to reduce, validate and fix bugs that are found by you. You will use Jira to log and track the issues. You are a teamplayer who is capable of working in a dynamic team and is flexible to work with various departments. In your role as an QA tester you take ownership to solve problems.

  • You have led a team on a project before;
  • You like to improve processes and get the best results out of you and your team;
  • You’re the kind of person who likes to take things apart just to figure out how they work;
  • You like to troubleshoot technical problems and try to get to the root of why weird error; messages that come up when you click a game character really fast on a Japanese Android phone running the stock browser;
  • You’re motivated, organized, enjoy working with and within a team;
  • Forward thinking, you’re always coming up with ideas on how to make a product better;
  • You’re analytical, a stickler for details and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • You also have a passion for mobile and web gaming.

Requirements

What is your profile?

  • At least 4-5 years of experience in the QA Field
  • Managerial experience
  • Proficient in English
  • Experience in testing Games/Software
  • Some experience in Python
  • Basic Technical troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of Modern Mobile Platforms (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows)
  • Experience with Jira or similar issue tracking system
  • EU candidates only.

Why would you want to work for CoolGames?

CoolGames is a dynamic organization in the gaming world and is located in a beautiful canal house in the centre of Amsterdam. You will work in an international environment with young and enthusiastic colleagues. Your colleagues from all over the world design and create mobile games. CoolGames is a small organization with short communication lines and we want to let our staff grow. CoolGames started 10 years ago as a pioneer in developing games in HTML5. We successfully brought games to messaging platforms, such as Angrybirds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku.You will work in an open and an informal team with a pleasant working environment

Benefits

What do we offer?

To summarize CoolGames offers you a challenging job with a broad responsibility and an attractive compensation package:

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary;
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation;
  • Optional company stock plan participation;
  • Health care insurance compensation;
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam with awesome Friday drinks (as soon as Covid-19 is over);
  • An open, informal and international company culture.

— EU CANDIDATES ONLY–

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Senior Product Manager (fulltime)

With the traditional app-stores overcrowded, cloud-gaming is the next big thing and HTML5 is now one of the fastest growing cloud-game technologies. CoolGames has been a front-runner in developing and publishing high-quality HTML5 games since 2010. To fully benefit from all the new opportunities, we are constantly on the look-out for highly talented people to join our team.

Our games can be found within numerous social platforms & messaging apps, as well as on game websites and media channels worldwide. They combine high quality core gameplay and a well-designed metagame for long-term retention with social- and/or multi-player features for viral distribution and discoverability. And monetization is often a mixture between ads, IAP and subscription models.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Product Manager to drive the product strategy and execution of Live Operations for our existing flagship titles and develop business cases for new games.

What are you doing as a Senior Product Manager?

As a Senior Product Manager you will work closely together internally with our Studio Producers, Game Designers, Artists, Developers and QA Staff. Externally you will be in constant communications with the Product and Partnership Managers from our most important distribution platforms (such as Facebook, Snapchat, Google, etc) You will manage the product roadmap for existing games and initiate business cases for new titles. You need to prioritize the new feature development, based on clear KPI’s. And think about the return on investment. The KPI’s set by your management, need be continuously monitored and you know how to do this. The data that is provide to you, such as, market research, industry best practices and game data, will be transferred into new developments. You can forecast, target the games, to all internal stakeholders on a regular basis. You can propose A/B Tests to your stakeholders, and be responsible for the correct implementation, of the games.

  • You are both a highly motivated self-starter as well as a strong communicative team player;
  • You are able to motivate and convince your key stakeholders with clear data-points that demonstrate your vision on the product;
  • You are motivated, organized, enjoy working with and within a team;
  • You are a strong quantitative and qualitative analytical with a great attention to detail;
  • You have proven experience in optimizing revenues and working with metric targets on a live game.

Requirements

What is your profile?

  • At least 3 years is experience in a product-oriented role for online games, F2P mobile games or HTML5 (social) games;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, a Master is a plus;
  • Good team player and supportive to other departments;
  • Excellent social, communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluent English speaker and writer.

Why would you want to work for CoolGames?

CoolGames is a dynamic organization in the gaming world and is located in a beautiful canal house in the centre of Amsterdam. You will work in an international environment with young and enthusiastic colleagues. Your colleagues from all over the world design and create mobile games. CoolGames is a small organization with short communication lines and we want to let our staff grow. CoolGames started 10 years ago as a pioneer in developing games in HTML5. We successfully brought games to messaging platforms, such as Angrybirds, Battleship and Daily Sudoku.You will work in an open and an informal team with a pleasant working environmentt

Benefits

What do we offer?

To summarize CoolGames offers you a challenging job with a broad responsibility and an attractive compensation package:

  • A highly dynamic job, working on multi-player cloud-games for the various post app-store game platforms;
  • Work closely on some world-famous IPs and with international partners from Big Tech;
  • A competitive salary with a company pension plan and travel cost compensation;
  • Health care insurance compensation;
  • An optional participation in our company stock plan;
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam with awesome Friday drinks (as soon as COVID-19 is over);
  • An open, informal, and very international company culture.

— EU CANDIDATES ONLY–

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