We’re looking for 2 developers to join a growing team in Sunderland who support and build software for tombola bingo – currently the UKs largest online bingo site. We are branching out into italy, spain and elsewhere which has seen significant expansion to the team. We are looking to place the developers within the web team.
There are 11 of us on the web team, and we are developers who love to be good at what we do – we’re passionate about delivering quality and are looking for likeminded people.
We don’t score too badly on the joel test or by others’ standards
- We use subversion for source control
We realise that some people would have us apologise for this, though we’re going to debate the use of dvcs soon and svn works (most of the time) for us
- We have made our own custom build scripts with msbuild
And although we don’t yet practice continuous deployment, we’re not that far off
- We don’t make daily builds, but we do have team city
We use it actively for deployments/testing/automated smoke testing and are constantly improving, looking at code quality metrics etc.
- We do have a bug database and we try to fix bugs before writing new code
You know how it is…
- We employ scrum to manage our projects
We do dailies, we work to (generally) two week sprints, we use scrumwise help with the overall picture and we’re big fans of the transparency and flexibility of agile.
- We do regular code reviews and mentoring
If you have a skills shortfall, chances are someone has it and will be willing to support
- We talk a lot
We all get stuck, we all need to bounce ideas off people, we all need opinions from time to time. As a team, we talk to each other a lot to resolve difficulties or just get a perspective on potential solutions
- We grok good software design principles
We may not always apply all of the SOLID principles, and our code isn’t littered with “cool design pattern X”, but we know how and when to apply these and our codebase stands up well to scrutiny
With the expansion of the company, there are always opportunities to get into new technology too, and we’re always playing with new stuff – HTML5 for games is a hot topic at the moment (and all of the associated technologies), social media (ewww, we all hate that term, but you know what we mean!).
The only real caveat aside from the above is that you must be passionate about what you do – you will obviously want to make good software, and want to work with people who enjoy doing the same.
Salaries for the roles are competitive (and negotiable) and based upon experience.
There’s obviously fear in the market at the moment – people don’t want to move when they’re in safe positions and the current economic is making people hesitant. We’re a company operating in one of the few growth areas and are only ever seeing a need for expansion.
Get in touch for a chat
If any of the above sounds interesting, or you have any questions, please get in touch. We’re pretty nice guys/girls and if that’s as far as it goes, at least we’ll have had a chance to meet you and you us
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