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Blockchain Research Developer

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2018
  • Espoo

Are you eager to bring mobile games to life? Do you feel inspired by being part of developing innovative software service for F2P games? Do you want to help us experiment with new technologies? If yes, you might be the Blockchain Research Developer we are now looking for to join our skilled Games Technology team.

We are seeking an individual to work with Rovio to experiment and research use of blockchain in games. This work in part would support Rovio’s participation in the EU Horizon 2020 - Sofie project (link https://www.sofie-iot.eu/) - with partners including Aalto University, Ericsson and Guardtime. You may be a PhD student or considering entering a PhD program.

As a Research Developer you will join our Games Technology team in Espoo, Finland a stones throw from the Aalto University Campus. Our team of circa 45 talented professionals works on services and technology for our games including data and analytics, build and submission tools for games, cloud infra for service and game servers, and our gaming cloud services platform Beacon.

You will take under your wings:

  • Researching and prototyping blockchain applications in gaming
  • Working with the team to define deliverables and develop prototypes
  • Participating in Project Sofie on the behalf of Rovio

Work with great people

Victor Lemeshev
Senior Backend Developer
"What I personally like most about my job is that I can always expand in new directions, when there is a need for that."
Sophie Vo
Executive Producer
"Ownership and growth are important in my work and I feel Rovio has been a great environment for that."
Marc Olivier
Senior Game Designer
"At Rovio, I found that teams have the freedom of an indie and the kind of support only a major developer can offer."
Jan Lidtke
Art Director
"Making games is awesome, but the good vibes in the office and beautiful Finnish scenery are the icing on the cake."

Skills & Requirements

We’d love it if you have these feathers in your cap:

  • Experience of distributed ledger technology and smart contract (for example using Ethereum)
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Client and server programming skills and experience
  • Proven ability to lead small development projects
  • You are passionate about games and want to learn to build services for games developers
  • You are a team player with good communication skills especially in English and have a can-do attitude

It’d be cool if you had some of these skills:

  • Experience of IoT, machine learning, augmented reality
  • Experience with Java, C#, Unity 3D, HTML5, SQL / NoSQL databases
  • Experience of development of cloud-based services
  • Experience with test frameworks and continuous Integration systems
  • Practical experience working in Agile software development teams using Scrum or Kanban

What you get when you join us:

  • We give you the best support we can, helping you to grow and achieve your professional goals
  • Our team is hands-on, open, collaborative and ambitious. We do have fun together!
  • You will get to work in a truly international environment with more than 15 nationalities in the Technology team
  • You can join a variety of activities that we come up with together

This role will start as a 12 month fixed term with potential to become a permanent role.

Don't keep us waiting but send your application already today! Remember to include a CV and cover letter.

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Support for families

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

About the company

Rovio is a Finnish, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started from a popular mobile game in 2009. Today, the Company offers multiple mobile games, that has been downloaded 4B times since 2009, has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theaters in 50 countries, and licenses the Angry Birds brand to consumer products and other entertainment content. Rovio’s operations are divided into two business units, Games and Brand Licensing.


David Mason | Hiring Manager

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