Lead Developer for games and storytelling company
January 21, 2010 2:13 AM

Six to Start sits at the intersection between games, storytelling, and technology. Since 2007, we've worked with the BBC, Channel 4, Nokia, Warner Music, and Disney, on award-winning projects such as We Tell Stories, Smokescreen, and Misfits.

We're looking for a full-time lead developer who can help us create cutting-edge experiences and games, both for our clients and for our own original projects. We currently focus on browser-based games and the iPhone, but we're always eager to work on whatever platform or media that allows us to create the most powerful and most popular experiences.

Our ideal candidate would be:

- Passionate about creating browser-based and iPhone games with great storytelling and world-building
- Eager to build a team and to lead the development effort
- Smart about creating tools that can be used across multiple games
- Interested in working on range of projects including agency work and original games
- Happy to liaise with creative designers and clients, and serve as the technical architect for projects
- Eager to foster a robust development process

(Experience) You have:

- Developed (and ideally designed) browser-based or iPhone games in the past
- Run or worked with a team of developers, artists, and writers
- Interfaced with creative teams and project management to work through technical solutions for gameplay issues
- Experience managing contractors and outsourced resources
- Familiarity with analytics and reporting tools
- Experience with iPhone or Facebook game development (desirable)
- Entrepreneurial or startup experience (desirable)
- Experience with clients and executing client work (desirable)


- A wide breadth of development experience; you understand both back-end and front-end development and are comfortable with looking after live, deployed projects
- Solid and expert development skills; able to create prototypes quickly and turn into working games. In other words, you're a quick learner
- Languages: PHP, CSS/HTML, Java, Python, Perl, C/C++, Javascript
- Relational database design, setup, & optimization (MySQL)
- System administration skills in Unix, Windows, and Mac (desirable)


Compensation is dependant on experience, but will be a combination of salary and equity. We offer a relaxed dress code, plenty of tea and biscuits, and a Group SIPP for employee pensions.

payscale: Competitive
job type: full-time
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