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Software Developer - Apprentice Game Developer In Touch Games Ltd

The role of a Game Developer is to participate in the development and implementation of a variety of games for the gambling industry, primarily in the UK market. Liaising with other departments and project managers, you will work in a team environment to create the cutting edge games the company is known for.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm with 30 minute lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC001826234

  • Positions

    2 available

Purpose:

  • The role of a Game Developer is to participate in the development and implementation of a variety of games for the gambling industry, primarily in the UK market. Liaising with other departments and project managers, you will work in a team environment to create the cutting edge games the company is known for

What will you do at Intouch?

  • You will be working primarily in the games client development team, developing the front-end of the games using in-house tools. This will involve close working with other teams such as QA and back-end and you may spend some time working in these teams to help build a wider understanding of the overall development pipeline and responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develop 2D games using current technologies such as Html 5 / WebGL / TypeScript as well as in-house systems, for our suite of online gambling games
  • Prototyping and developing games following game design documents while actively participating in the final QA and release processes
  • Implement server communication protocols for fetching game logic over HTTP; liaise and co-ordinate with game server-side developers
  • Contribute to technical documentation
  • Work with project managers to break down high-level goals into tasks and timelines.
  • Actively gather and share knowledge related to all areas of the development process.
  • Adhere to coding standards and participate in code reviews, producing efficient, robust products
  • Ensure all the company policies and procedures are adhered to, including but not limited to ISO: 27001:2013

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential skills

  • You have a proven interest in coding through your A Level / college course or online platforms like Code Academy and are seeking a Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship
  • You can write good quality code with sound syntax
  • You will enjoy problem solving and want to develop your skills in analysis and design and you will be able to interpret functional / technical specifications and ask relevant questions about what you don’t understand
  • You can demonstrate an ability to problem solve, use your initiative, take responsibility, be organised and work independently.
  • Have an understanding of keyframe animation and a flair for 2D animation using tools such as After Effects, Unity, etc.

Desirable skills:

It would be beneficial if you have some skills or experience in the following or a genuine desire to

become highly skilled in:

  • Typescript, C#, JavaScript
  • 2D animation (Unity, After Effects, etc)
  • Software delivery – particularly mobile games / apps
  • Code repositories – git, svn, etc.

Personal qualities

  • Enjoy working in a team and in a multi-team/multi-discipline environment
  • Able to take ownership of work
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good time management

Desired qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

  • 7 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades 9-4 or A*-C including maths and English

Desirable qualifications:

  • 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at grades A*-C in any subject but preferably one in a numerical or computing subject (e.g. maths, Science, Computer Science etc.)
  • Applications will also be considered from graduates with non-computer science degrees looking for an apprenticeship route to a development career

Future prospects

  • Permanent employment and ongoing career development

About the employer

Intouch Games are the developers of multiple world leading brands in the mobile casino sector. It is privately owned and based in the West Midlands with a technical support teams in Bucharest, Vietnam and Taiwan. As reflected in our corporate strategy, our brands are player centric therefore we constantly focus on what delivers value to them and what constitutes an exceptional player experience - we understand what makes a player tick. Through advancing our digital capabilities, delivering technological innovation and adopting a player focused organisation, Intouch Games has rapidly grown with over 2 million players across its brands and has established itself as a dominant force within the eGaming industry, winning various industry awards. Whilst our brands are player centric, Intouch Games is people centric, the continuation of our success relies on the brilliance and strength of our dynamic teams. We invest in our people, support them with personal development and the growth of their career with us. 

Employer

In Touch Games Ltd

Address

Fountain House

Great Cornbow

Halesowen

B63 3BL

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Training

Training provider

DIGITAL NATIVE (UK) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by DIGITAL NATIVE (UK) LIMITED

You will undertake the Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship Standard and be given the opportunity to gain relevant British Computer Society qualifications.

You will work alongside our experienced Industry Coaches and build your skills through a combination of:

  • 1-2-1 Coaching
  • Group activities
  • Online learning
  • Work based tasks

Apprenticeship standard

Software developer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


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