Web Developer, JavaScript, HTML5

Dovetail Games
Excellent work-life balance, free parking, pension
29 Nov 2016
27 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting edge technology and across multiple platforms, and we have big ambitions to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.

To help achieve this ambition, we are launching 'Dovetail Live' - a programme operating to deliver long term value and insights into the company and its franchises via:

  • The acquisition and segmentation of customer data
  • The building of engagement and loyalty programmes for customer retention purposes
  • Deep analytical understanding of customer behaviours within and around our game franchises

We are looking to recruit a Web Developer, reporting into the Programme Manager, who will envision, design and deliver the framework for all web-based features related to Dovetail Live.


  • Build and maintain customer-facing website and web technologies for Dovetail Live
  • Work closely with Creative Services team to implement consistent look-and-feel
  • Ensure great UI and UX across mobile, desktop and console manifestations of any websites or web-based assets
  • Work closely with the Engineering team to take backend feeds/data and display them through the various customer-centric web-based touchpoints
  • Work closely with the Player Engagement Manager to ensure programme goals are realised in terms of visuals and experience
  • Working with the Engineers and Programme Manager to design and implement the end-to-end website portal and web-based systems which fulfil the business objectives of Dovetail Live (including account management area, manifestation of aggregated data within a friendly format, programme attract/guidelines, etc.)
  • Ensure continued use and adoption of modern standards, with particular attention paid to security and integrity
  • Balance creative needs against practical design and implementation capabilities
  • Champion modern web technologies and experience and provide recommendations on best approach, etc. across Dovetail Games' web properties
  • Be intimately familiar with the overarching concepts of Dovetail Live and ensure the vision is realised through the website in accordance with this plan
  • Liaise closely with the Web Engineer to provide a seamless and engaging link between the backend/big data aspects of Dovetail Live and the frontend representation of that to customers
  • Ensure customer UI/UX is constantly optimised through careful measurements and analysis of user interaction with the site(s) and make recommendations on changes to create immediate improvements

What we look for in you:

  • Ideally you'll have experience with all or most of the following:
    • HTML5
    • CSS3
    • Javascript and Ajax
    • MVC Framework like AngularJS
    • Consuming REST APIs
    • UI frameworks like Bootstrap
    • Mobile and Desktop responsive design
    • Build and package systems like Bower and Grunt
    • Unit, integration, functional and load testing along with tools
    • Source control like Perforce or Git
    • WordPress and plugins
    • Various CMS systems
  • Experience working with a similar remit in the gaming/software (or parallel) industry
  • A demonstrable history of building successful websites/portals
  • Strong organisational and design skills
  • Experience working with internal stakeholders across multi-disciplinary organisational structures
  • The ability to design and communicate on complex systems

Why work for us?

  • Recently announced in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100
  • Winners of the KEiBA 2015 Technology Business of the Year
  • Developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • 23 days holiday + 8 days statutory holiday
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Regular social and sporting activities

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics. However, we are currently unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

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