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About Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming is a global technology company at the heart of the video games industry.

Greenmangaming.com is an eCommerce store and community platform offering millions of gamers a single destination for all things gaming. With customers in 195 countries, the store stocks a wide catalogue of multi-platform digital games at the best prices and provides the latest game data tracking, reviews and discussions on its community.

Green Man Gaming Publishing works with independent development studios globally to market their own games and increase the visibility of games in a challenging marketplace. The industry expertise and knowledge of the publishing team provide developers with hands on and collaborative support that includes in-depth market analysis, integrated Marketing and PR campaigns, finishing finance options and global retail strategy.

Leveraging its patented technology, Green Man Gaming also partners with game publishers and leading hardware manufacturers to support their marketing initiatives. Announced at CES 2017, Green Man Gaming’s digital storefront is currently being made available on millions of Lenovo laptops worldwide through the Lenovo Entertainment Hub. Green Man Gaming has also partnered with Intel to build and manage their software distribution hub which offers digital games to hundreds of hardware partners as part of the Intel® Technology Provider Gold and Platinum Partners Program.

Green Man Gaming has gained significant recognition for its work in recent years, including:

  • Sept 2017: eCommerce Award Winner - Best Electronics, Computing, DVD, Film, Games, Music & Toys eCommerce Company
  • Sept 2017: British Academy (BAFTA) Cymru Awards Nominee - The Bunker, published by Green Man Gaming Publishing, nominated in the Game category.
  • May 2017: Identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 companies to inspire Britain celebrating the UK’s fastest growing businesses.
  • March 2017: Retail Week Awards Finalist - Top 10 Growth Retailer of the Year & UK Top 30 Fast Growth Retailer list.

Senior Backend Software Engineer: Go, Python and/or Scala

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Team: Engineering
  • Reporting to: EVP Engineering
  • Location: 3rd Floor East, Times House, Bravingtons Walk, Kings Cross, London N1 9AW

Role Purpose:

Central to everything Green Man Gaming does, is engineering. The company's roots came from an engineering solution to allow people to sell used digital games back to the retailer. Things have come a long way and our vision has changed slightly, but engineering is still a major factor on what drives us. Oh big wow, you’re a shop, where is the challenge in that? Even seemingly simple operations may become a challenge at scale, and we deal with steep traffic spikes all the time. Have you ever thought how you distribute hundreds of thousands of keys to pre-purchased customers? It needs to be fast as every gamer wants their key yesterday, each key is obviously single use so you need to ensure the same key doesn't go to two customers. Our engineers have, and we have patents around this. We are an e-commerce site but with our growth gives us exciting challenges. Our code is service driven, we have services, for identity, key distribution, etc. on top of that sits our front end website which talks to each of these services. The frontend website is the portal our customers take into our world and you will be helping us to further develop the customer experience and ensure that we give our customers more than just a "I bought this game" experience. Including social and recommendations not just on what people buy but what people play. Come join us.


Role Responsibilities
  • Working in an agile fashion to maintain and deliver new features in the backend stack that powers the customer-facing website.
  • Setting the example of how reliable, performant, scalable and testable code should be written.
  • Providing technical guidance to more junior colleagues and ability to evaluate their progress.
  • Participate in retrospectives where the team will look back on the sprint and look at ways things went well and not so well to improve our practices.
  • Investigate and raise cards to support new features.
Must Have
  • Object-oriented and/or functional programming skills in at least TWO of: Python, Scala or Go.
  • Version control and issue tracking experience (eg. Git, Github or Gerrit)
  • Good understanding of algorithms and data structures.
  • Good understanding of application design-patterns, web services, etc.
  • Experience with multithreading and asynchronous processing.
  • Understanding of data-intensive computing and distributed system design.
  • Flexibility, lateral thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Database knowledge: relational databases (eg. Postgres, MySQL, etc.) and/or NoSQL (eg. MongoDB, DynamoDB, etc.)
Nice to Have and/or Willing to Gain
  • Experience with JavaScript.
  • Experience with provisioning infrastructure in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Any data analytics experience including but not limited to Hadoop, R, MapReduce, BigQuery is highly regarded
  • Understanding of DevOps technology landscape such as Docker, AWS CloudFormation, Micro-services..
  • Experience with machine learning and data mining.
Company Benefits:
  • 30 days’ paid holiday per year (including Bank Holidays) increased with the length of service
  • Sabbatical leave following 3 and 6 years of employment
  • Company Share Option Plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted Corporate Gym membership
  • A fully stocked beer & soft drinks fridge
  • Lots of company BBQ's (on our lovely balcony)
  • Board game nights
  • 50% game discount for employees
  • 3 office gaming stations

Backend Software Engineer: Go, Python and/or Scala

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Team: Engineering
  • Reporting to: EVP Engineering
  • Location: 3rd Floor East, Times House, Bravingtons Walk, Kings Cross, London N1 9AW

Role Purpose:

Central to everything Green Man Gaming does, is engineering. The company's roots came from an engineering solution to allow people to sell used digital games back to the retailer. Things have come a long way and our vision has changed slightly, but engineering is still a major factor on what drives us. Oh big wow, you’re a shop, where is the challenge in that? Even seemingly simple operations may become a challenge at scale, and we deal with steep traffic spikes all the time. Have you ever thought how you distribute hundreds of thousands of keys to pre-purchased customers? It needs to be fast as every gamer wants their key yesterday, each key is obviously single use so you need to ensure the same key doesn't go to two customers. Our engineers have, and we have patents around this. We are an e-commerce site but with our growth gives us exciting challenges. Our code is service driven, we have services, for identity, key distribution, etc. on top of that sits our front end website which talks to each of these services. The frontend website is the portal our customers take into our world and you will be helping us to further develop the customer experience and ensure that we give our customers more than just a "I bought this game" experience. Including social and recommendations not just on what people buy but what people play. Come join us.


Role Responsibilities
  • Working in an agile fashion to maintain and deliver new features in the backend stack that powers the customer-facing website.
  • Writing reliable, performant, scalable and testable code under the guidance of more senior colleagues.
  • Participate in retrospectives where the team will look back on the sprint and look at ways things went well and not so well to improve our practices.
  • Investigate and raise cards to support new features.
Must Have
  • Object-oriented and/or functional programming skills in at least ONE of: Python, Scala or Go.
  • Version control and issue tracking experience (eg. Git, Github or Gerrit)
  • Good understanding of algorithms and data structures.
  • Some understanding of application design-patterns, web services, etc.
  • Flexibility, lateral thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Database knowledge: relational databases (eg. Postgres, MySQL, etc.) and/or NoSQL (eg. MongoDB, DynamoDB, etc.)
Nice to Have and/or Willing to Gain
  • Experience with JavaScript.
  • Experience with multithreading and asynchronous processing.
  • Understanding of data-intensive computing and distributed system design.
  • Experience with provisioning infrastructure in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Any data analytics experience including but not limited to Hadoop, R, MapReduce, BigQuery is highly regarded.
  • Understanding of DevOps technology landscape such as Docker, AWS CloudFormation, Micro-services.
  • Experience with machine learning and data mining.
Company Benefits:
  • 30 days’ paid holiday per year (including Bank Holidays) increased with the length of service
  • Sabbatical leave following 3 and 6 years of employment
  • Company Share Option Plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted Corporate Gym membership
  • A fully stocked beer & soft drinks fridge
  • Lots of company BBQ's (on our lovely balcony)
  • Board game nights
  • 50% game discount for employees
  • 3 office gaming stations

Social Media Manager

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: TBD
  • Team: Communications
  • Reporting to: Suraya Adnan-Ariffin, SVP Head of Communications
  • Location: 3rd Floor East, Times House, Bravingtons Walk, Kings Cross, London N1 9AW

Role Purpose:

At Green Man Gaming, our social and community team are always on the look out for the hottest memes, the most engaging content that just might go viral one day and the best GMG deals to share with our community.

We’re looking for a social media professional who shares our passion for all things digital, social and community and wants to own a channel and see it grow by driving campaigns and ideas that perform and reach the company’s brand and commercial goals. The candidate should have the ability to manage multiple social media accounts across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and beyond and experience of engaging and growing communities globally preferably within the retail and video games industries.

They should also have strong writing skills and the ability to produce audience-relevant, trending and SEO content that drives traffic to the company’s community channels. The role needs an excellent communicator and multi-tasker with project management skills.


Role Responsibilities
  • Develop, plan and execute Green Man Gaming’s social media strategy for all our channels including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Work with the social team to produce a continuous stream of engaging and informative content to attract, convert and retain customers and community for e.g. topical polls, competitions, memes, videos, infographics.
  • Support company-wide marketing campaigns with social media activity planning and reporting including organic and paid activity.
  • Drive social engagement and grow the community.
  • Maintain and improve the look and feel of all social media channels.
  • Monitor, moderate and respond to social / PR queries from the community.
  • Use industry insight to spot trends in the social space and utilise these to Green Man Gaming’s advantage to amplify our message.
  • Identify and measure key KPIs and metrics to continuously improve performance and report back to the team.
Skills
  • Demonstrable social media expertise (up-to-date with the latest trends and features), preferably in the video games industry.
  • Understanding of the link between SEO and social / blog content.
  • Social media creativity – copywriting skills and good eye for design.
  • A strong understanding of the social media landscape and tools.
  • Customer service knowledge and expertise.
  • PR knowledge (preferable)
  • Ambitious, Confident, Self-motivated, and able to work in a team as well as independently.
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise your workload and work to tight deadlines i.e. great at managing projects.
  • Ability to analyse and collate data, produce reports and work with internal stakeholders to achieve KPI’s.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills with attention to detail.
Experience
  • 3-5 years experience of managing multiple company social media accounts.
Company Benefits:
  • 30 days’ paid holiday per year (including Bank Holidays) increased with the length of service
  • Sabbatical leave following 3 and 6 years of employment
  • Company Share Option Plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted Corporate Gym membership
  • A fully stocked beer & soft drinks fridge
  • Lots of company BBQ's (on our lovely balcony)
  • Board game nights
  • 50% game discount for employees
  • 3 office gaming stations

Interested in joining Green Man Gaming’s Award-winning team in Kings Cross, London?

Email us at [email protected] with your up-to-date CV and covering letter. Don’t forget to tell us why you want to work for us and include your career background and accomplishments.

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