Senior Software Development Engineer - Unity (Remote)

A Thinking Ape
Vancouver, BC, Canada
1 year ago

Check out this video to hear why our senior engineers like working at A Thinking Ape.

Who we are

A Thinking Ape builds communities through mobile games with emergent social play and original IP. We released our first game in 2009 and have been profitable and growing every year since. We are a bottom-up driven company with small teams that have a big focus on ownership and data driven decision making. Our portfolio of games are growing. We are scaling our infrastructure and entering new markets to capitalize on this growth and bring our games to more players.

The job

As a software engineer with a specialization in Unity front-end systems you will design, build, monitor, and release in-game features, client systems, art pipelines, and tools for our most recently released live mobile game, Kingdoms of Heckfire. This game has hundreds of thousands of active users communicating, competing, and co-operating in real-time. This role has a major impact on the types of experiences that ATA can provide to our continuously growing player communities. You will work closely with engineers, artists and game designers and be involved in every aspect of product development.

Things you will work on

You will be responsible for evolving the architecture of our mobile application and contributing new features, tools, and optimizations for Kingdoms of Heckfire. Heckfire’s front-end client is built with Unity, and is developed for both iOS and Android. You will also:

Who you are

The primary qualifications we’re looking for are:

Some other things that help are

Remote First

We have committed to a remote first approach for 2021 with access to in-person collaboration spaces in Vancouver when safe to do so. Our intention is to use 2021 as the foundational year to develop our remote excellence and help shape the future of ATA. This means our roles are currently open to candidates who can work in Canada between the core hours of 11am - 4pm PST. We are open to help relocate the successful candidate to Canada.

While everyone on our team is different, to thrive here you should

What’s in it for you

At ATA you’re offered a flexible, safe, inclusive environment in which you have the autonomy to do your best work, surrounded by a strong team and with the encouragement of supportive leadership that doesn’t just care what you’re doing, but how you’re doing. You’re trusted, respected, listened to, cared for and valued. You take on thought-provoking projects and tackle fun problems alongside people who are equally invested in making meaningful contributions and seeing new ideas come to life. You know how your work aligns with the company’s goals. Your career is given the space and resources to progress. You accomplish things that make you proud. You are compensated competitively, your health and wellbeing are top priorities and you enjoy plenty of perks. You build communities, take ownership, have wonderful arguments, let the best ideas win and keep growing. You don’t just work for ATA, you are an integral part of ATA.

Our commitment to inclusion

At ATA we build communities. But community extends beyond our players: it also encompasses our employees and candidates. We support diversity in the workplace and always strive for inclusion. Part of this is selfish; we believe we’ll make better decisions if we’re able to tap into a variety of different perspectives. But we also care that our employees and candidates feel valued and comfortable being themselves. Please consider applying even if you don't meet every qualification. Experience comes in many forms and we value adding diverse perspectives to our teams.

Discover even more

Check out our story to find out how we got to where we are today, and learn about our culture by following @athinkingape on social. You can also listen to Kenshi Arasaki, ATA CEO & Co-Founder, talk about what it’s like to work here .

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