Jam City is hiring a
Front End Developer - Temporary

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Jam City is searching for the best and brightest Front End Developer to work on an existing internal web application that supports Disney Emoji Blitz. We’re looking for a smart, experienced engineer who thrives in an agile environment. Our right fit is someone who enjoys solving problems, thrives when learning new technologies, cares about scalability, interacts effectively in a team environment, and takes ownership and pride in the work that they do.

  • Designing, implementing, and updating various features and UI components for the React front end of an internal platform that supports the day to day operations of our games.
  • Building the HTML structure, CSS styling, and event handlers to implement features described in various wireframes. 
  • Communication with the platform's REST APIs, collaboration with back-end engineers, and aggregation of the resulting data into logical data models.
  • Designing and maintaining the code base and deployments targeting web devices.
  • Maintenance of state within components and across the entire application.Creation of self-contained reusable components that can be used across the platform.
  • Advocating software development best practices such as design patterns, testing, modularization, and maintainability/readability.
  • Participating in product planning, improving architecture, and understanding/delivering on end-user requirements.
  • Working within an agile environment with various other disciplines and team members.

  • 5+ years of programming experience in HTML5, CSS, Javascript.
  • Experience building rich web applications using React, Node.Js, and Material UI.
  • Understanding of how to design and implement reusable front end components that are highly configurable and well tested.
  • Ability to derive behavioral requirements from product ownership and technical leads on the team.
  • Knowledge of using RESTful APIs and understanding HTTP responses.
  • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS and working knowledge of Git.
  • Understanding of principles of User Experience (UX) design and ability to apply these to front end development
  • Knowledge of debugging techniques to quickly diagnose operational issues.
  • Proficient with various data structures and OOO principles and when to use them.
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Python knowledge, specifically how Javascript and Python interact.

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    We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more. 

    Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability (in terms of law 19.691), genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to any and all hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

    Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

    Led by CEO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

    The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

    Jam City has ten studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Montevideo, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.

    Estimated Salary range:

    Our salary intelligence, powered by our AI algorithms, has calculated an estimated range for this position between $30,000 - $40,000 . Please note that the actual salary for this position may vary, as it is dependent on various factors including but not limited to experience, location, and market dynamics.

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