We need a super-spy Unity and Web 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 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 confident and experienced technologist with strong Unity C# experience alongside a background in web development. This exciting opportunity is to work on our digital products for the Children's Intelligence Agency (app + website). Building in Unity C# for iOS and Android, this role is ideal for someone with enough knowledge and experience to work autonomously and make crucial decisions. This is a full time, permanent position.

You will:

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

About you:

  • Strong knowledge of OO principles and a proficient hands on knowledge of C#
  • You bring front-end knowledge, especially Javascript and WebGL. Experience of HTML5, CSS3, Source control (GIT) and serverless architecture (Firebase) would be ideal as we need someone who can build and maintain a high standard website.
  • You understand Mobile Submission Processes and limitations: Apple App Store, 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 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
  • 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 any more, we’d have to kill you.

Remuneration is dependent on experience. Starting in the New Year in our cosy office in Old Street.