Javascript Developer (MERN Stack)

at Playerbase in Edinburgh

Video Games, Community, Technology

MERN (MongoDB, Express.js, React, Node.js)

Playerbase is looking for a full-time developer that is familiar working with a MERN stack to develop and maintain our product and services.

Playerbase is a video game and eSports platform. In simple terms, we’re taking the approach and algorithms similar to those used in dating applications and applying it to the video game industry to create a complimentary matchmaking engine used by gamers to find players, form teams and compete.

What you’ll do:
In this role, you’ll be a key player in the team and have the opportunity to take a greenfield approach to building the technology with significant flexibility. You’ll exercise and explore design decisions, testing, maintainability and serviceability working on both the existing core features and developing new ones.

Day to day, you’ll be:

• Responsible for design decisions and functionality
• Ensuring that updates and changes are well documented and recorded on a continuous process
• Driving the development of new features
• Maintaining core features and usability
• Deliver progress against plans while safeguarding functionality, scalability and performance

The skills you’ll need:

• Demonstrable knowledge and experience of MongoDB, Express, React and Node.
• Experience with development tooling and source control (Github)
• Experience using Websockets (
• Experience of implementing programming best practice, especially around: scalability, availability and performance.
• Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
• Be a Javascript warrior


• Experience building scalable systems
• Social values and Ethos
• A real passion and knowledge of video games
• Ideas and Contributions
• A willingness to learn and try new things


• A supportive, trusting and open work environment
• Empowerment to explore and contribute your creative ideas
• Innovate in an exciting and developing industry
• Engage with a highly passionate user base
• “ Actually ” work on something exciting!
• Work alongside a young and passionate team
• Flexible working hours and remote working opportunities
• Opportunity to grow with a forward moving, high growth company

Location: Edinburgh, Leith
Hours: 37.5 per week
Rate: £16/hr

If this role is of interest to you, or you have any questions please do get in touch! – The Playerbase Team

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Published at 22 Jan 2019
Expires on 22 Mar 2019