Junior Java Developer

Job Title: Junior Java Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Burton upon Trent
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Start Date: 2021-11-03 00:00:00
Reference: 17336
Contact Name: Oliver Marsden
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 03, 2021 11:55

Job Description

You will be responsible for working with other departments, such as Artists, Games Designers, Producers and Testers, using cutting edge technology to deliver high quality games across Mobile Platforms.

The role will have active daily involvement in writing code and working alongside the team to prioritise tasks and deliver projects.

The key requirement is an individual who has knowledge of JavaScript and associated APIs, and who has real-world experience of applying the knowledge to a complex and fast-moving development environment.

Whilst this is for a gaming organisation experience is desirable but not essential for a junior role. They do like applicants to have vested interested however in the gaming industry


  • Working as part of a team of developers producing code and supporting materials which are both functional and operable
  • Working with other departments (art, design, production, test) to deliver high quality games
  • Implementing solutions which conform with architectural design
  • Implementing Unit Tests
  • Ability to document code and process
  • Working within agreed timeframes and logging time spent against projects
  • Engaging in project planning and estimation meetings, as directed by the Team Lead
  • Following the strategy and best practices of the group
  • Communicating progress and issues to the team lead in a timely manner
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of our core technologies
  • Performing regular code reviews amongst the team, to maintain high standards

Required Skills and Experience
  • Ability to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role, or of making games using JavaScript
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Good communication skills
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript (knowledge of ES6+ advantageous)
  • JSON
  • Node JS
  • Source Control (Git preferred)
  • Exposure to a Unit Test library for JavaScript
  • Bsc in Computer Science or similar field

Beneficial Experience

Experience of using game engines such as Pixi.js or Phaser
Knowledge of other development languages
Experience of Agile methodologies


Udemy – We provide Udemy for Business accounts for many of our employees (dependent on role), which provides access to a range of both professional and personal development content available anytime anywhere the touch of a button

Employee discounts
– You’ll get access to the Benefits Website which offers a range of discounts including entry to attractions, theme parks, shopping, gifts and holidays discounts, Corporate Perks which offers further discounts on travel, holidays, electronics, utilities and fashion and hotels.
Holidays – You are entitled to a minimum of 25 days’ statutory holiday per year plus bank holidays. Obviously, if you work part-time this will be pro-rated
Bonus – When we do well financially, we want our people to feel the benefit too. So, we have a discretionary bonus approach that rewards our employees for helping us to reach our goals

– Nowadays, we’re all aware of how important it is to save for our retirement. At Inspired, we want to help you along the way. This is why we offer an excellent Defined Contribution pension plan via Standard Life, that meets and exceeds auto-enrolment regulations

Life Assurance
– From day one, you’ll receive life assurance cover to the value of two times your annual pensionable salary

– from time to time we are able to offer discounted or enhanced Employee Stock Purchase Plans

Salary Sacrifice
– Join one of our Salary Sacrifice schemes, covering childcare vouchers, and cycle to work and pension contributions and you could save money on tax and National Insurance

Health & Wellbeing
– At Inspired your well-being is a big priority, and we want you to be the best you can be. That’s why we’ll offer you private healthcare savings scheme with BHSF and an Employee Assistance program intended to help you, your partner or your children deal with any personal problems that might adversely impact work performance, health, and wellbeing. As a caring company, we try hard to accommodate family life and personal commitments and believe that goodwill is essential to a happy and productive employee

– Each office has a social committee who organise company funded Christmas and Summer parties and other actives such as charity days, tuck shops and inter-team competitions – it is important to us that you feel part of the Inspired family

Flexible Working
– Where we can offer a flexible approach to working, we do. Not all of our roles can accommodate this, but we understand the benefits of work-life balance

Birthday Leave
– To celebrate your birthday, you’ll be able to take a day off work anytime during the calendar month of your birthday

Annual Leave Buy and Sell
– You are entitled to buy and sell up to five days of holiday each year

GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.

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