FrontEnd Game Developer

2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark Full-time

FrontEnd Game Developer

Would you like the opportunity to touch the lives of millions of kids, worldwide?  To contribute to the development of one of the most successful social networks for kids, on the planet?

At MovieStarPlanet you will get a unique opportunity to:

  • Use your creative mind-set to develop new, engaging features for our kids
  • Work with high-end technology to improve the user’s experience
  • Work with diverse, creative colleagues and become part of a committed cross-disciplinary team  

About the job

Develop new, creative features

As Frontend Programmer, you will be working with AS3, across web and mobile platforms. You will be developing software for new features, in order to enhance and improve our games, always with a high focus on the user experience and performance.

Our games are highly interactive, social and creative and offer many forms of entertainment, such as customizable, animated avatars, mini-games and home-made videos. We strive to continuously develop our games to be the best, with new, fun and engaging features for our kids.

Join a strong and complimentary team

You will be part of a cross-disciplinary SCRUM team, where you will have the opportunity to influence your own work and collaborate with the highly skilled colleagues, utilizing strengths and complimenting each other to the fullest.

About You

  • You hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science or similar degree within software development
  • At least 3 years of programming experience
  • Experience working with AS3 and Flash
  • Experience developing for Mobile Platforms with AS3 and Starling
  • Experience collaborating in a SCRUM environment with minimal supervision
  • Your English skills are excellent - verbally and in writing

Nice to have

  • Experience with memory management and optimization techniques
  • Experience working with C# or Java
  • Experience with Agile Engineering

You are a team player and you are always curious when it comes to solving complex problems. You are creative in dealing with new features and, thanks to your strong analytical skills, you have the ability to acquire new knowledge quickly. Your communication skills are excellent and you are a good colleague. Finally, you function great with agile methodologies.  
You bring in new competencies, knowledge and experience, and contribute to the growth of our team.

About Us

MovieStarPlanet ApS is the company behind the games and social networks MovieStarPlanet, BooniePlanet and BlockStarPlanet targeted for kids aged 8-13 years. In the virtual worlds, users design their own MovieStar, BlockStar or Boonie avatar, which is used to play the games and have fun with friends.

Some of the key features include dress-up, chat with friends, create looks, make movies and scrapbooks, design clothes, build worlds and prefabs and play mini-games. 

Launched in Denmark in 2009, MovieStarPlanet ApS has experienced explosive growth. Currently, the games are live in 16 countries across 11 European markets as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Globally we rank among the most popular virtual worlds for the target group with more than 300 million registered profiles.

MovieStarPlanet ApS employs around 120 staff at the Headquarter based in the attractive surroundings of the new and modern part of Copenhagen called Ørestad, located very close to the city center and the metro line. Corporate language is English.

Why Work With Us?

Touch the lives of millions of kids every day, and be part of a fast-growing company, producing one of the most popular games and social networks in the world for kids.

Your colleagues are highly qualified, creative, and friendly people. We are ambitious and strive to develop and support the world’s most inspiring social network for kids by delivering safe digital entertainment for fun, creativity, and sharing. We believe in learning by doing and taking ownership of tasks and projects, so you will be given a lot of freedom and responsibility from day one!

We have around 20 nationalities working with us, which provides a vibrant atmosphere. We value diversity and believe this contributes to a greater variety of viewpoints, a broader range of individual talents and professional experience.

Our passion for people and the products make us an inspiring, fun, casual and challenging place to work and creates an environment where ideas can flourish.

‘Social’ is both what we do and who we are – so every week there is a social event going on ranging from Friday bars to casual game nights to running clubs. We have a canteen in the building so lunch is served just downstairs and we offer free fruit and healthy snacks daily. For our future foreign colleagues, it could be interesting to know that we offer 5 weeks of vacation for all nationalities (paid when earned), free child 1st sick day and the right to take up to 52 weeks of combined parental leave.

So, if you want to work with passionate colleagues who care for kids and work hard every day to give them the best platform to have fun with their friends then MovieStarPlanet is the right place for you.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position online by clicking the "Apply for this position" button. Your application should contain the following:

  • A cover letter – including a short description of your educational background, working experience and why you are motivated to work at MovieStarPlanet
  • Your CV and exam results

Application deadline is as soon as possible. We will be holding interviews at the earliest convenience.