During the Covid-19 pandemic Prodigy is operating, hiring, and onboarding remotely.
Prodigy Education is a global leader in game-based learning and is one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in North America. Our mission is to help every student in the world love learning, motivating millions worldwide via fun, secure and accessible curriculum-aligned gameplay experiences. Visit www.prodigygame.com to learn more.
The Engineering team builds and operates a high performance, scalable, reliable, and secure technology platform that will allow us to transform education and deliver effective learning experiences to every student in the world. We do this by building for tomorrow, failing fast and early, and empowering each other to make things better. Interested in learning more about what we're working on? Visit the Prodigy Engineering blog at https://medium.com/prodigy-engineering
Our Math game has grown from a small-scale application to one of the most played MMORPGs in the world (100 Million Users) and our brand new English game is just getting started. We need talented developers who can help us build and scale our Platform Tools.
We are looking for a Game Developer III (Engine & Tools), who is passionate about game development and can use their knowledge and experience to build internal tools to multiply feature teams' productivity, identify opportunities for improvement, or innovation in our technologies, and coach other developers on their team to level up their abilities
Design, develop, and maintain core game systems and features
Support and coach other developers on your team
Provide input on technical design, architecture, and product features
Collaborate with other specializations, including product managers, artists, and designers, to help create an engaging, polished and performant experience for our users
6+ years of experience working in the game development field
Experience working with game tooling/pipelines
Passionate about game development including designing and building high-quality software
Created tooling for live service games preferably web-based games
Good understanding of design patterns, algorithms, memory management, and performance optimization
Strong foundation in both scripting and strongly-typed object-oriented languages
Knowledge of software engineering best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, build processes, and testing
Excited by the challenges that come with a rapidly growing and scaling company, and have thrived in this kind of environment
Not afraid to stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone to tackle new opportunities, and have a love for continuous learning
Our game is built using a bespoke HTML5 game engine and editor built on top of PixiJS and written in TypeScript.
Our Game Editor is an Electron App written using React/Typescript.
Bonus Points For
Experience working with game asset pipelines
React knowledge or similar framework( Vue.JS, Angular)
Experience with PixiJS or similar engine
Experience working on live service games
Experience developing game engines, frameworks, or tools
Experience with agile development methodologies
Working at Prodigy
Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning! Together we are improving accessibility to education for students worldwide, and that’s what drives us to do our best everyday. Our culture centred around having a Growth Mindset and Extreme Ownership enables us to do great work while developing ourselves and each other in the process. As one of the fastest growing EdTech companies in North America, we have won industry accolades, including being named one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies in 2021. Prodigy employees enjoy competitive total rewards including stock options and health benefits, as well as a learning and wellness fund. We value the importance of togetherness and host frequent and fun team events to stay connected and build relationships. Our hybrid work arrangement gives employees the flexibility to choose whether they work from home or in-office based on what works best for them on any given day.
Please note: the privacy and security of our users are of the utmost importance to us, and all employees will be expected to act in accordance with Prodigy’s stringent security policies.
Follow us @ProdigyCareers on Twitter and Instagram to learn more, or visit our website at www.prodigygame.com to view additional benefits and perks and our Culture Blog.
Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us, and we will work with you to meet your needs.