HiddenCity is a mobile game that unlocks the hidden experience within a city. Using text messages and a map, players are guided through a trail of clues. Each leads them to a new location within walking distance, where teams use their surroundings to deduce an answer.
- A leaderboard so people can compare their times
- Integration with Facebook
- A rating system so that people can review their experience by mobile phone
- Integration with new payment systems.
You should be able to demonstrate an ability to design websites with a focus on user experience whilst aligning with the existing style of the site. You have experience in:
- PHP - essential – at least 2 years’ experience
- MySQL - essential – at least 1 year’s experience
- HTML and CSS - essential – at least 1 year’s experience
- WordPress - highly desirable to have at least 1 year’s experience
- Google Web Toolkit (GWT) - desirable to have at least 1 year’s experience
You are able to write well structured, easy-to-read and maintainable code, you are experienced in unit testing and testing of websites, use of revision control software and are happy working in a Linux environment.
- You have at least a 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline
- You’re keen to build a long-lasting relationship with us and be a key partner for the technical development of the site.
- You’re proactive and enthusiastic
- You can meet deadlines and have attention to detail
- You speak and write excellent English (make sure this comes across in your covering note)
While the majority of the work can be done in normal office hours we’re not a ’9-5′ company so you should have some flexibility to support at other times – whether that be getting that critical release out in an evening or being able to take the odd phone call at the weekends to resolve an issue.
We’re based at The Hub, Islington – a friendly and relaxed shared working space in Angel.
You’ll be responsible for bringing your own laptop, phone and any software required.
On a day-to-day basis you’ll report to the company director. From a technical perspective you’ll report to the technical director (who is part time).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Rob Reason with the subject, ‘Software developer’ (don’t forget this!) and include:
(1) Your CV
(2) A covering note telling us: (a) why you are suitable for the role (b) a few details of a recent project you have been involved with outlining your responsibilities (c) your proposed daily rate. (d) your average availability per week (eg “20 hours”)
Make sure you provide everything above. If we’re impressed with your response we’ll invite you to a 20 minute chat by phone, and then an interview in Angel, Islington including a code test.