Launcher: Front-end Developer
Mojang is a Microsoft-owned game developer studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. We are best known as the creators of Minecraft. We develop games with a strong community focus and try to put players first in everything we do.
About the role
We're hiring for a new team at Mojang, the Launcher team, that is building a vital new part of Minecraft's ecosystem. Our Launcher app is currently the starting point for playing Minecraft: Java Edition on PC, but we envision a future where it will become much more. In its first new phase it will become the home of our future games, not only Minecraft: Java Edition, and enable players to quickly jump into any of the available Minecraft titles. As we're extending the functionality of the Launcher and redesigning and rethinking it, we need your help as a front-end developer to build and iterate on the app.
We have a friendly and highly collaborative culture, and the Launcher team are right in the thick of it, working with many teams to ensure that our players find their way into our games. The Launcher runs on CEF (Chromium Embedded Framework), and as a Front-end developer it would be your job to together with the team use React to build and extend the Launcher app. If you join us now you would be the first front-end developer in the Launcher team—there are other front-end developers working on related projects sitting nearby, but you would need to be comfortable driving and owning the front-end and React integration yourself, at least initially.
Qualities we seek
- Strong experience with HTML and CSS
- Comfortable driving and taking ownership of a React implementation single-handedly
- Ability to quickly get up to speed with existing code
- Keen interest in software development and technologies
- Fantastic communication skills, both within team and across teams, across time zones
- Experience with Chromium Embedded Framework or Electron
- We provide all employees with private health insurance
- You can allocate your personal education budget on anything (e.g. conferences, courses and literature) that will help your work. Develop yourself in an ever-changing industry with our generous education programme!
- We offer you a generous health benefit which you can use as you see fit through Wellnet, for example a gym membership, or why not with the masseuse that visits our office once a week
- The office is located on Södermalm, right in the heart of Stockholm
- We provide full relocation assistance for all applicants from outside of Sweden