Senior Software Engineer (Apps) - [006932]

  • 5 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

YoYo Games, part of the Playtech family, is the home of GameMaker Studio™, the fastest and friendliest cross-platform game development technology out there. GameMaker Studio has been downloaded over 7 million times.  We’re on a mission to ensure game development is available to all.

About Playtech 

Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, we have more than 5,000 employees in 19 countries. Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier and partners with many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries and new entrants opening operations in newly regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.  

We are the pioneers of Omni-channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.  

The company has won numerous awards including the prestigious Gaming Intelligence Game of the Year award 2018 for its Age of the Gods games that includes slots, table games and live casino. Alongside our own cutting-edge gaming studios and content, we license some of the world's most popular brands from Hollywood studios including Warner Bros, consumer products on behalf of DC Entertainment, Paramount, Fox, NBC Universal,


Playtech is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applicants. Unless otherwise instructed, we will retain your details on file for 6 months in accordance with the data protection act.

Due to the high volume of applications, if we do not come back to within five days, please take it that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

    Job Description

    About the Role

    As a Senior Software Engineer you will work within our core tools development team to implement new features and extensions within new and existing products. You will also help where ever is required with testing, debugging, support and anything else that is required during the day-to-day operation. Due to the nature of the business you may be required to work some weekends and evenings.

    The main duties and responsibilities in this role will include, but are not limited to:-

    • Implementing new features and extensions.
    • Testing, debugging and support.
    • Providing peer coaching and mentoring to less experienced developers.
    • Planning, Designing, Overseeing and Coordinating the development of new features
    • Aid when and wherever needed.


    Experience & Qualifications

    Skills and Experience:

    • Strong general programming skills in C like languages, including but not limited to: C++, C#, Java, and JavaScript.
    • Shipped at least 1 title.
    • Windows and/or Mac experience.
    • Previous experience working with tools that are in development.
    • The ability to understand and debug other programmers' code.
    • Ability to work under instruction within a team.
    • Strong programming, maths and problem solving skills.
    • A desire to learn and develop.
    • Flexibility.
    • Good Communication skills


    • A degree in science or relevant subject
    • Tools Development
    • GML experience
    • Social programming experience
    • UI design experience
    • Mobile monetisation experience
    • GPU vertex and fragment/pixel Shader experience

    Additional Information

    A bit about us

    YoYo Games joined the Playtech family in 2015. Being based in Dundee, we are thrilled to be at the centre of one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Scotland. The quality of life here is affordable and exciting. We have beautiful cities, vibrant nightlife, skiing, castles, hill walking and beaches all within easy reach of our studio. Dundee has 2 great universities and Abertay is considered one of the top universities to study Games design.

    We believe in an open, relaxed and fun environment where creativity and talent thrive and is encouraged every day. From our humble beginnings, we have always ensured that GameMaker was built and developed with usability and efficiency in mind – and that’s no different today. A single code base and a low barrier to entry coupled with a very high skill ceiling mean we accommodate all levels of user, from the hobbyists to the seasoned developers. We then allow all games to run natively across a multitude of platforms including PS4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, OS X, HTML5, Linux, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT.

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