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PHP Backend Developer (f/m/d) - Job Köln, Home office - Together in Games

PHP Backend Developer (f/m/d)

Gaming is your passion: Become a Backend Developer (f/m/d) at Bright Future Studio in our Rail Nation Team. Build innovative, player-focused games that will fulfill our players’ dreams.

At Bright Future Studio, we love and breathe games. We strive to make the best experiences for players like ourselves. We measure our success by how fast we learn and grow. We value the opinions and ideas of everyone within the team no matter the role or experience level. We foster creativity and adaptability and don’t mind starting over.

Your Quest

As a member of our development team, you will play a key role in conceiving, designing, and implementing new features for our games. Your creativity and technical expertise will contribute to keeping our games constantly innovative and entertaining. You will collaborate closely with our design team to seamlessly integrate technical requirements into the design vision and provide insights to optimize the player experience. Additionally, you will be responsible for modernizing and maintaining our existing systems to ensure their performance and stability. Your involvement in advancing our technology stacks and close teamwork will help us achieve our project goals and success together.

  • You are responsible for developing and maintaining game applications using PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.
  • You develop and manage game applications in Docker/Kubernetes environments.
  • You troubleshoot and optimize existing game applications.
  • You assist in planning and implementing new projects.

Your Skills

  • You are experienced in programming with PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.
  • You have initial experience with browser and/or mobile games.
  • You have basic knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes.
  • You have knowledge of C# and .NET Core.
  • You have a passion for video games and an interest in the gaming industry.
  • You excel in teamwork and have the ability to work in a creative environment.
  • You possess good communication skills in English and / or German.

What we offer

  • Make an impact: At Travian Games every opinion is valued. Interesting tasks and exciting projects are waiting for you. Express your opinions freely and benefit from our culture that encourages open communication, ensures respectful treatment, and supports solution-oriented thinking.
  • Modern and welcoming office: Use the opportunity to enjoy our modern and attractive office in Munich/Cologne!  Treat yourself with free healthy fruits and snacks, celebrate our pizza Mondays together or spend your breaks connecting with your colleagues over a table soccer match.  
  • Flexible working hours: Outside our core hours (10 am - 4:30 pm) you decide how to organize your work without crunch time.
  • Flexible vacation days: You get 30 days of vacation. And here comes more! When you see by the end of the year that you need more time off to go skiing – you can take up to 5 more vacation days unpaid. On the other hand, if you prefer fewer days but more money, get up to 5 vacation days paid out.
  • Health and well-being: We partner with the wellness network, where you can choose from 6000 partners in the sports and gym network throughout Germany. If you pick this as your subsidy option, we’ll pay a huge chunk of the costs.  We also have an excellent bike leasing scheme, so you can get a bike of your choice.
  • Work abroad: Want to surf at sunrise and work from your beach apartment? No problem! We offer the opportunity to work abroad designated number of days in up to 50 countries. Just make sure you've got a stable internet connection!
  • Hybrid work: Benefit from our hybrid work policy that provides a mixture of in-office and remote work. There are four mandatory on-site company events per year, where we work together on self-defined projects and, most importantly, celebrate our successes!
  • Personal development: We want to develop great people just as much as great games. Benefit from our in-house and external trainings to develop yourself personally and professionally. We also subsidize online language classes in German, English, French, or Spanish.
  • Public transport support: We offer support using public transport throughout Germany. You can choose the “Deutschlandticket” as one of three subsidies or get an advantage via salary conversion for public transport tickets (pay ticket from gross instead of net and save on taxes). 
  • Choose your hardware: Mac or PC? We've definitely got what you need and respect your choice to help you excel in your craft!

Now it's time to apply!

If you love to build innovative, player-focused games, that is the role for you! Please apply with a cover letter as we are interested why you would like to join the gaming industry.
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Based in Munich, is a world-renowned self-publishing developer of online games. The company offers its customers complex and multi-layered worlds of experience that are distinguished by their gaming depth, guaranteeing long-lasting gaming enjoyment for the players. A motivated team develops and markets online entertainment for all age groups.

Located directly in Cologne on the Rhine, we have been developing quality computer games for communities worldwide for over a decade. Whether you are a soccer manager, a magical plant breeder or a railroad entrepreneurs - here, with us in Cologne, we create inviting worlds for many different tastes that delighted millions of players.

Working Toward a Better, Diverse Future at Travian Games Group

Travian Games Group is a place where we prioritize building diversity, equity, and inclusion because we believe that it results in happier and healthier teams and better games. 

When we say together in games, we mean it. We're a diverse games company from all walks of life, so regardless of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, disability, pronouns, religion, size, or appearance, everyone's welcome at Travian Games. We constantly strive to create environments where everyone feels empowered, creative, and successful. We also encourage applications even if you feel as if you do not tick all the boxes.

Be your authentic you. We wouldn't want it any other way.


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