Sleepy Giant is an independent game company focused on enthusiast gamers. fofofum is our backend technology and services provider, and giantbacked is our publishing team that supports partners working with fofofum. Founded in 2007 by live game operations pioneers, Sleepy Giant is based in Newport Beach, CA, with an office in Chicago, IL. We're led by industry veterans and backed by CAA and TPG Capital.
If you’re a smart, talented individual looking for a fun, fast-paced, and stimulating work environment, where your contributions can (and will) make a difference, then Sleepy Giant is the place for you.
Excellent programming skills and a proven track record of getting things done, on the job or off.
Experience in a server-side web development framework (e.g. RoR, Django, etc). Experience with our stack (Ruby/Rails/Sinatra/MySQL/Mongo) is a plus, but not a requirement.
Knowledge of modern HTML, CSS and JS (CoffeeScript is a plus).
Ability to self-start, self-direct, and self-motivate when necessary
Ability to communicate well with peers and management.
Our ideal candidate is a “maker”, not just a consumer. Examples of things you might have made:
Ruby gems or other libraries
Patches submitted to open-source projects
Neat tech demos on JSFiddle or Codepen
A fully-functioning game
An app published on one of the app stores
A robot, a rocket, or some Arduino / Raspberry Pi gizmo
Your own business, however small
An active Github account with interesting public repos
Answers on Stack Overflow
About the Job
Examples of things you’ll do at Sleepy Giant:
Help build a powerful game services platform
Help architect new systems from the ground up
Build very high-traffic, high-visibility web experiences for some of the biggest games out there, including triple-A titles
Get an inside view of the game development world and the internal tech at top game publishers
Work closely with game developers
Participate in hackathons, code contests, meetups, etc.
Here’s what you can look forward to, as a Giant:
Talented, energetic teammates
Fun work environment - check out our FB page
Flexible work schedules
Hacking on stuff and learning new skills at work == highly encouraged
Training and mentoring opportunities
Competitive pay and full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and 401k
Additional perks include paid vacation days, paid volunteer days, discounted gym membership, weekly happy hours, and more.