Unity/C# Programmer at Arctic Shores, Manchester, 6 Months, £400-£450 per day

£400 - £450 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Manchester, UK
  • Oct 10, 2019
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Are you passionate about building high quality software?  Can you write clean and efficient C# code in the Unity engine? Looking for an exciting long-term project to work on?

If so, then we want to hear from you…

The Opportunity:

We are currently hiring for a contract C#/Unity Programmer to help us maintain, update and iterate on our App catalogue of Behaviour Based Assessments that have helped recruit well over 500,000 candidates into organisations to date.

At Arctic Shores, we take pride in our products and value the psychometrics underlying our Assessments above all else. This means how our applications work, how they’re designed, and what effect this has on the user, are all paramount to us doing what we do best, and hence, is an integral part of this role and this company.

Our team of research psychologists are at the cutting edge of what is possible and are always looking to push the envelope. This role sees App programmers working alongside the research team, going from a barebones psychometric specification, to a living, breathing application for the world to see.

We believe technology will underpin everything we do in the future and are looking to hire strong programmers to help us develop a rich and engaging user experience, taking into account best practices for psychometric design, good programming principles and agile workflow.

Here is what you need to know about us in a nutshell:

  • We take immense pride in our products and hold everything to a rigorous standard of design
  • We value our tech stack: constantly evaluating whether we can be doing things more effectively or with better tools
  • We enjoy solving hard problems but we recognise we cannot do so as individuals
  • All voices are equal: everyone gets a say on all aspects of our apps
  • We work in a multi-disciplinary team made up of artists, programmers, QA and designers
  • We solve problems across a wide range of domains, spanning multiple platforms, technologies, languages and disciplines
  • We value attention to detail, flexible attitudes and the ability to get things done

If this sounds like the kind of place you would want to work at have a look at what we would expect from you:

  • You have multiple years of commercial programming experience in C#, good working knowledge of other programming languages, problem-solving and general programming concepts
  • You have experience shipping professional applications for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows using the Unity game development platform from start to finish
  • You have developed depth and breadth in your technical knowledge and are comfortable working with any part of a mobile development tech stack
  • You have a good understanding of code versioning tools, unit testing, code review, and an agile methodology.
  • You are motivated and really passionate about building good software.  
  • You have a good engineering mindset - you know how to build and design well-architected applications, whilst always having the user and business case in mind
  • You genuinely enjoy working as part of a team and respect your colleagues.
  • You’re a strong communicator with a keen eye for detail

Still interested?  Here is what we can offer you in return:

  • £400 - £450 per day for a 6-month contract
  • A collaborative, supportive and fun work culture
  • Regular games night and other social events
  • Flexibility to work from home on a weekly basis
  • 2 mental wellbeing days
  • The flexibility of core working hours
  • Benefits of working at WeWork in Manchester! Including free breakfast on Mondays, onsite barista and bar, and weekly social and networking events