[python-uk] Jolt Online Gaming is hiring (another Python elated job)

Rob Cowie rob_cowie at mac.com
Mon May 23 12:58:45 CEST 2011

Don't worry Jaime, we're not _all_ in London :)
On Monday, 23 May 2011 at 11:52, Jaime Buelta wrote: 
> Hi Evans:
>  I hope someone is interested, after all, Dublin is not SO far away. By the way, I relocated from Spain, so...
>  Thanks, 
> Jaime
> ---
> Check my blog!
> http://wrongsideofmemphis.wordpress.com
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Evans ' <fiveholiday55 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >  Hi Jaime,
> > 
> > Sounds like a great opportunity to join a gaming company - unfortunately, it's based in Dublin.
> > Some of us are based in London and won't even consider relocating.
> > 
> > Thanks for posting it.
> > 
> > --
> > Evans
> > 
> > From: jaime.buelta at gmail.com
> > Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 11:15:58 +0100
> > To: python-uk at python.org
> >  Subject: [python-uk] Jolt Online Gaming is hiring (another Python related job)
> > 
> > 
> >  Hi everyone:
> >  I don't usually use this list for these kind of things, but right now is proving quite hard to find good developers, and, as I am really happy with my job in Jolt (my current employer), I feel obligated to lend a hand and try to spread the word as much as possible. I know there has been some discussion about if job offers are available in this distribution list or not. Hope is relevant for everyone.
> >  There are currently two available positions in the development team, a lead Flash developer and a senior Python developer. The links are the official job descriptions, but I would like to tell a bit more about the tools we use everyday and the company, and about my experience working here.
> >  First of all, basic info about the company. Jolt Online Gaming is a games company based in Dublin, Ireland. Specifically, online free-to-play games, with social elements on them. Our latest releases are Playboy Party (in Facebook) and Utopia Kingdoms (available in Facebook and Kongregate). We are just about to release a new football management game, Championship Manager on Facebook.
> >  On the technical side of things, we try to find the right tool for each problem, so a lot of innovation is not only expected, but encouraged. We build our systems thinking of millions of players, which is always challenging. Scalability and performance are always important when making choices. Learning new things and being up-to-date is important.
> >  Some of the cool technologies and tools that we currently are using are:
> > Languages: Recently, the focus is mainly Python for backend and Flash (ActionScript) for frontend, but there are also develops in Ruby, JavaScript and other languages. 
> > Frameworks: Several Python ones, including Pylons, CherryPy, Django and web.py. In the past we have used also Ruby on Rails.
> > Databases: NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Cassandra are being more and more important, but we also make good use of MySQL when fits.
> > Amazon services: Our infrastructure is based on Linux servers living in Amazon cloud services, making extensive use of Ec2, S3 and others.
> > DVCS: We use git in all our projects.
> > 
> >  Another important detail about my work here, is that I am able to see almost immediately that a change on the code is reflected in the gameplay of thousands. It's good (and sometimes a little scary) to know that lots of people are using the software you're developing, and they are having fun with it.
> >  About the experience working here, I have to say that is absolutely fantastic. Not only do we work making games, but, of course, we love to play them. We often play boardgames and console games in the office, and we have a great time together. It's hard to imagine a nicer and friendlier place to work. I also learn something new everyday from my coworkers. A great environment of cooperation, with lots of freedom to do the things your way.
> >  The developers work closely with game designers and artists, which is also rewarding and leads to better understanding of the needs of the final game.
> > 
> >  If any of this sounds interesting, you can send an email directly to jobs at joltonline.com or you can contact me if you prefer on this email address. 
> > 
> > Cheers,
> >  Jaime Buelta
> > 
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