Critical Force is the creator of the successful mobile FPS title Critical Ops and one of the leading mobile shooter game developers in the world. Our team is a mix of industry veterans and emerging talent with a common mission to bring unique shooter games to mobile platforms. We have worked hard to foster a team spirit that's honest, trusting, and player-centric with a true emphasis on continuous learning.
Now, we are calling for you, Backend Developer (PHP), to join the Critical Ops team on our mission of becoming the #1 tactical shooter game on mobile. You would be developing and maintaining backend systems and tools together with our incredible game team for a large and active player base. We are dedicated to improving the existing backend infrastructure and developing new features from configuration tools to player account management.
If you have a passion for games and you are a self-driven person looking to work in a team of dedicated people, we would love to hear from you!
Develop testable high-quality backend systems and tools for Critical Ops
Release backend code to live environment
Utilize web frameworks and in-house technology to provide a fantastic experience to players
Profile, identify, and optimize backend performance bottlenecks
Collaborate with other programmers to improve technical architecture, code quality, documentation, and standards
Work together with a multidisciplinary team
Experience with Linux environments
Strong, professional experience with backend frameworks
Experience or ability to learn to program with PHP
Strong understanding of data storage solutions and SQL
Strong understanding of network protocols
Strong knowledge of software design principles and patterns
You can also Wow us with
Game development experience
Web development skills
Knowledge of test frameworks
Enthusiasm for real-time multiplayer and cloud architectures
Critical Force is a Finnish game company with offices in both Kajaani and Helsinki. We are focusing on shooter games for mobile. We strive to create games that are fun to play on both casual and competitive levels. Our flagship game is the first-person shooter Critical Ops, which has been downloaded over 100 million times worldwide and has become a trailblazer in electronic sports played on mobile devices. We all share a passion for our creations, from interns to senior developers. We pride ourselves on our friendly and focused team atmosphere.
We provide the opportunity to work remotely or from either of our offices - in Kajaani, experiencing an international feeling with a small-town vibe next to nature - or in Helsinki - in the heart of a bustling games capital. For remote work, terms may apply depending on the location.
- Opportunity to join an award-winning game studio
- Transparent and caring company culture
- A fast-moving work environment driven by people with a passion for games
- The option to choose where you work: Helsinki office, Kajaani office, or remote
- Opportunity for fully-remote work
- Robust benefits, incl. comprehensive health, travel insurance, and dental care
- Flexible working environment and autonomous veteran team