Employer: HOMER Learning

HOMER has a newly created opportunity for a Remote Contract HTML5 game developer to join our growing team! This role will be a 4-5 month contract, with possible extension.

HOMER, a BEGiN brand, is the proven early learning program that provides the best educational start possible. We offer personalized, fun, and proven learning products for kids ages 2-8 to help build confidence, mastery, and a love of learning. We are deeply committed to our members and to their children, and we are building a creative and strategic team to develop a portfolio of early learning products that support learning everywhere.

Reporting to an Engineering Manager, the HTML5 Game Developer will primarily contribute to the software design and development of our cross-platform interactive game system and related tools and services. As a member of the Content Engineering team, you will often serve as a technical liaison with content creators (designers, animators, and learning specialists) and other engineering teams.

During this contract at HOMER, you will:

  • Develop engaging, interactive experiences for our young audience to learn literacy, numeracy and social-emotional skills.
  • Work with game framework Phaser.io, and 2D bone-based animation (i.e. Spine) to extend the capabilities of our game platform.
  • Make direct technical contributions (writing, debugging, and reviewing code).
  • Provide insights and feedback as a game developer specialist to our organization using agile project management methodologies.
  • Contribute to technical design and architecture of interactive software, and participate in larger system design efforts.

Must Haves:

  • Demonstrable expertise building interactive web-based experiences using WebGL/canvas/JavaScript.
  • Experience with Phaser.io. And Spine
  • Experience working with Git version control system.
  • Familiarity with Mobile WebView technology, its capabilities and limitations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • At least 3 years of game development experience (or undergraduate degree in Computer Science and 1 year of relevant experience).

We like people who:

  • Collaborate effectively with stakeholders and other team members (product managers, UI/UX designers, engineers, animators, illustrators, etc.) to define requirements and then execute on them.
  • Have the ability to balance speed to market and elegance in technical design.
  • Are passionate about and thrive in a culture of learning and teaching. You love challenging yourself to constantly improve, and sharing your knowledge to empower others.
  • Care about solving big, systemic problems. You look beyond the surface to understand the root causes so that you can build a complete and long-term solution for the whole ecosystem.

What you’ll get:

  • HOMER offers competitive rates
  • Smart, passionate, and engaged co-workers.
  • The chance to have a big impact, quickly.
  • Help bring a love of reading and learning to children globally!