We need a super-spy Unity developer 👾

About us

Bright Little Labs is building a kids’ media giant for the 21st Century. We make all sorts of kids’ stuff which promotes critical thinking, computer science, equality - and diverse identities and experiences. Our flagship story is about Detective Dot - an 11-year-old coder who is on a dangerous mission from the CIA (Children’s Intelligence Agency). Kids can join the CIA and carry out personalised activities on and offline. We’re on our way to publishing more books, mobile games and expanding our digital platform. We also just partnered with Turner (who own Cartoon Network!) so we’re making cartoons and games too.

THIS IS IMPORTANT: Our character - Detective Dot - is a third-generation British Indian girl. We want to work with people who believe in authentic character creation and we’re actively looking to work with people with lived experience of our characters and her family.

THIS IS ALSO IMPORTANT: We’re now hiring a creative team to help turn Dot into games and cartoons. We’re actively looking to work with people who have lived experience of our character's culture, and her family life. We value merit, initiative and values over qualifications or industry experience. All of our roles (designers, producers, animators, illustrators etc.) are here. Please share or apply, and help us to create something amazing.

What we’re looking for

We need a Unity Developer to work on our educational app Children's Intelligence Agency with Unity in C# for iOS and Android. This is a six-month contract role, culminating in our app release ⚡… and it might be the most fun six months at work ever.

You will:

  • Plan and implement game functionality to build imaginative, engaging and robust game systems
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Write well-structured quality code through code reviews, automated testing and tooling

About you:

  • You bring front-end knowledge, especially Javascript and WebGL - but also the basics to build a static website
  • You understand Mobile Submission Processes and limitations: iTunes Connect, Google Play, Amazon App Store
  • You are committed to quality, consistency and working in a fast-paced environment
  • If you’ve worked on kids products before, or if you were a kid once, that’s a huge bonus

We offer

  • Impact - an awesome role helping to define the strategic direction of Bright Little Labs at an early stage in our growth plans
  • Exposure - we're a high-ish profile project and we work with exciting people and partners
  • Flexibility - this is a short term contract, and you can help to advise on timetable for implementation. Remote working is also fine by us.
  • Feel good factor - you’ll be working on a project at the heart of equality, education and technology.
  • Fun - we’re building a top-secret spy agency. If we told you more more, we’d have to kill you.

Remuneration is dependent on experience. Starting asap (October LATEST!) in our cosy office in Old Street.