Senior Gameplay Developer - Math Game

Apr 20, 2024
Greater Napanee, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

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


We're seeking a Senior Game Developer to join our team working on our flagship math MMO game, utilized by 7 million students monthly. In this role, you'll have the chance to influence the way millions of students engage with math through gaming, enriching both their learning and enjoyment. You'll contribute to creating engaging online math experiences where students embark on quests, level up, and collect virtual pets, all while learning from an extensive range of 1500 math topics.

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Your Impact
  • Develop high-quality code to support engaging and educational gameplay suitable for children.
  • Maintain a balance between development speed and long-term future-proofing, prioritizing speed when necessary.
  • Lead initiatives to introduce innovative features and enhance team collaboration and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with product owners, game designers, artists, and other team members to ensure seamless integration of game design and technical aspects, resulting in engaging gameplay experiences.
  • Oversee the entire software development lifecycle, encompassing system design, code implementation, automated testing, deployment, and monitoring.
  • Offer technical leadership and mentorship within the team to foster a culture of high performance.
  • Optimize game performance to ensure smooth operation across various devices and platforms, including school and home settings.


About You
  • You have a passion for gaming and a minimum of 7 years of experience in game development.
  • You bring significant experience with live game environments, mobile gaming, and RPGs, along with a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges they pose.
  • You have a deep understanding of engines like Unity, Unreal, and Godot, enabling you to leverage their capabilities and limitations to enhance our proprietary engine.
  • You have a profound understanding of game development principles, design patterns, algorithms, and performance optimization.
  • You're proficient in both building upon existing code and creating new systems.
  • Your communication skills are excellent, enabling effective teamwork and the ability to explain technical details to non-technical team members.
  • You are always eager to learn and share your knowledge with others.


Bonus Points
  • Experience working on MMO
  • Deep experience in any of the following areas : Gameplay programming , 2d graphics , web browsers , Live operations 


Core Technologies
  • Our game is built with a custom HTML5 engine and editor based on PixiJS, developed in TypeScript.
  • We also use an Electron App editor developed with React/TypeScript.


Working At Prodigy
  • Be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping every student in the world love learning! At Prodigy Education, your work positively impacts the lives of millions of students and teachers worldwide.
  • Join a company which empowers a Growth Mindset among its team members, so you grow as we do. You’ll also work on award-winning products which harness the magic of math and power of language for students in grades 1st-8th.
  • We understand that a thriving team is at the core of our success. So, on top of an inspirational mission and rewarding work, our Total Rewards Program reflects our commitment to your financial, physical, and mental well-being.
  • It’s not just about the work though; it's about the culture. As the Toronto Star reports in a recent feature on Prodigy: "Prodigy’s secret sauce is that it sees its corporate culture as something that is built slowly from the ground up and is always evolving.” Check it out here.
  • #LI-SM1, #LI-Hybrid


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Prodigy Math is used by almost one million teachers a year, and was named the most popular supplemental education platform in classrooms in the United States! Our products have also won numerous consumer awards, including the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent and Teacher Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Award.


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 at jobs@prodigygame.com, and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

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