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Jaime Buelta

Hi everyone:

  I don't usually use this list for these kind of things, but right now is proving quite hard to find good developers, and, as I am really happy with my job in Jolt (my current employer), I feel obligated to lend a hand and try to spread the word as much as possible. I know there has been some discussion about if job offers are available in this distribution list or not. Hope is relevant for everyone.

  There are currently two available positions in the development team, a lead Flash developer and a senior Python developer. The links are the official job descriptions, but I would like to tell a bit more about the tools we use everyday and the company, and about my experience working here.

  First of all, basic info about the company. Jolt Online Gaming is a games company based in Dublin, Ireland. Specifically, online free-to-play games, with social elements on them. Our latest releases are Playboy Party (in Facebook) and Utopia Kingdoms (available in Facebook and Kongregate). We are just about to release a new football management game, Championship Manager on Facebook.

  On the technical side of things, we try to find the right tool for each problem, so a lot of innovation is not only expected, but encouraged. We build our systems thinking of millions of players, which is always challenging. Scalability and performance are always important when making choices. Learning new things and being up-to-date is important.

  Some of the cool technologies and tools that we currently are using are:

  • Languages: Recently, the focus is mainly Python for backend and Flash (ActionScript) for frontend, but there are also develops in Ruby, JavaScript and other languages.
  • Frameworks: Several Python ones, including Pylons, CherryPy, Django and web.py. In the past we have used also Ruby on Rails.
  • DatabasesNoSQL databases like MongoDB and Cassandra are being more and more important, but we also make good use of MySQL when fits.
  • Amazon services: Our infrastructure is based on Linux servers living in Amazon cloud services, making extensive use of Ec2S3 and others.
  • DVCS: We use git in all our projects.
  Another important detail about my work here, is that I am able to see almost immediately that a change on the code is reflected in the gameplay of thousands. It's good (and sometimes a little scary) to know that lots of people are using the software you're developing, and they are having fun with it.
  About the experience working here, I have to say that is absolutely fantastic. Not only do we work making games, but, of course, we love to play them. We often play boardgames and console games in the office, and we have a great time together. It's hard to imagine a nicer and friendlier place to work. I also learn something new everyday from my coworkers. A great environment of cooperation, with lots of freedom to do the things your way.
  The developers work closely with game designers and artists, which is also rewarding and leads to better understanding of the needs of the final game.

  If any of this sounds interesting, you can send an email directly to [hidden email] or you can contact me if you prefer on this email address.

Cheers,
    Jaime Buelta
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Re: Jolt Online Gaming is hiring (another Python related job)

Evans Anyokwu
Hi Jaime,

Sounds like a great opportunity to join a gaming company - unfortunately, it's based in Dublin.
Some of us are based in London and won't even consider relocating.

Thanks for posting it.

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Subject: [python-uk] Jolt Online Gaming is hiring (another Python related job)

Hi everyone:
  I don't usually use this list for these kind of things, but right now is proving quite hard to find good developers, and, as I am really happy with my job in Jolt (my current employer), I feel obligated to lend a hand and try to spread the word as much as possible. I know there has been some discussion about if job offers are available in this distribution list or not. Hope is relevant for everyone.
  There are currently two available positions in the development team, a lead Flash developer and a senior Python developer. The links are the official job descriptions, but I would like to tell a bit more about the tools we use everyday and the company, and about my experience working here.
  First of all, basic info about the company. Jolt Online Gaming is a games company based in Dublin, Ireland. Specifically, online free-to-play games, with social elements on them. Our latest releases are Playboy Party (in Facebook) and Utopia Kingdoms (available in Facebook and Kongregate). We are just about to release a new football management game, Championship Manager on Facebook.
  On the technical side of things, we try to find the right tool for each problem, so a lot of innovation is not only expected, but encouraged. We build our systems thinking of millions of players, which is always challenging. Scalability and performance are always important when making choices. Learning new things and being up-to-date is important.
  Some of the cool technologies and tools that we currently are using are:
  • Languages: Recently, the focus is mainly Python for backend and Flash (ActionScript) for frontend, but there are also develops in Ruby, JavaScript and other languages.
  • Frameworks: Several Python ones, including Pylons, CherryPy, Django and web.py. In the past we have used also Ruby on Rails.
  • DatabasesNoSQL databases like MongoDB and Cassandra are being more and more important, but we also make good use of MySQL when fits.
  • Amazon services: Our infrastructure is based on Linux servers living in Amazon cloud services, making extensive use of Ec2S3 and others.
  • DVCS: We use git in all our projects.
  Another important detail about my work here, is that I am able to see almost immediately that a change on the code is reflected in the gameplay of thousands. It's good (and sometimes a little scary) to know that lots of people are using the software you're developing, and they are having fun with it.
  About the experience working here, I have to say that is absolutely fantastic. Not only do we work making games, but, of course, we love to play them. We often play boardgames and console games in the office, and we have a great time together. It's hard to imagine a nicer and friendlier place to work. I also learn something new everyday from my coworkers. A great environment of cooperation, with lots of freedom to do the things your way.
  The developers work closely with game designers and artists, which is also rewarding and leads to better understanding of the needs of the final game.

  If any of this sounds interesting, you can send an email directly to [hidden email] or you can contact me if you prefer on this email address.

Cheers,
    Jaime Buelta
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Jaime Buelta
Hi Evans:

  I hope someone is interested, after all, Dublin is not SO far away. By the way, I relocated from Spain, so...

  Thanks, 
     Jaime

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On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Evans ' <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Jaime,

Sounds like a great opportunity to join a gaming company - unfortunately, it's based in Dublin.
Some of us are based in London and won't even consider relocating.

Thanks for posting it.

--
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Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 11:15:58 +0100
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Subject: [python-uk] Jolt Online Gaming is hiring (another Python related job)


Hi everyone:
  I don't usually use this list for these kind of things, but right now is proving quite hard to find good developers, and, as I am really happy with my job in Jolt (my current employer), I feel obligated to lend a hand and try to spread the word as much as possible. I know there has been some discussion about if job offers are available in this distribution list or not. Hope is relevant for everyone.
  There are currently two available positions in the development team, a lead Flash developer and a senior Python developer. The links are the official job descriptions, but I would like to tell a bit more about the tools we use everyday and the company, and about my experience working here.
  First of all, basic info about the company. Jolt Online Gaming is a games company based in Dublin, Ireland. Specifically, online free-to-play games, with social elements on them. Our latest releases are Playboy Party (in Facebook) and Utopia Kingdoms (available in Facebook and Kongregate). We are just about to release a new football management game, Championship Manager on Facebook.
  On the technical side of things, we try to find the right tool for each problem, so a lot of innovation is not only expected, but encouraged. We build our systems thinking of millions of players, which is always challenging. Scalability and performance are always important when making choices. Learning new things and being up-to-date is important.
  Some of the cool technologies and tools that we currently are using are:
  • Languages: Recently, the focus is mainly Python for backend and Flash (ActionScript) for frontend, but there are also develops in Ruby, JavaScript and other languages.
  • Frameworks: Several Python ones, including Pylons, CherryPy, Django and web.py. In the past we have used also Ruby on Rails.
  • DatabasesNoSQL databases like MongoDB and Cassandra are being more and more important, but we also make good use of MySQL when fits.
  • Amazon services: Our infrastructure is based on Linux servers living in Amazon cloud services, making extensive use of Ec2S3 and others.
  • DVCS: We use git in all our projects.
  Another important detail about my work here, is that I am able to see almost immediately that a change on the code is reflected in the gameplay of thousands. It's good (and sometimes a little scary) to know that lots of people are using the software you're developing, and they are having fun with it.
  About the experience working here, I have to say that is absolutely fantastic. Not only do we work making games, but, of course, we love to play them. We often play boardgames and console games in the office, and we have a great time together. It's hard to imagine a nicer and friendlier place to work. I also learn something new everyday from my coworkers. A great environment of cooperation, with lots of freedom to do the things your way.
  The developers work closely with game designers and artists, which is also rewarding and leads to better understanding of the needs of the final game.

  If any of this sounds interesting, you can send an email directly to [hidden email] or you can contact me if you prefer on this email address.

Cheers,
    Jaime Buelta
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Richard Barran-3
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Well, at the risk of sounding pedantic - this is the "UK" mailing list, and according to my trusty Google route finder, some bits (ok, a very small bit) of the UK are about an hour's drive from Dublin... so it could well be possible to commute :-)

On 23 May 2011, at 11:39, Evans ' wrote:

Hi Jaime,

Sounds like a great opportunity to join a gaming company - unfortunately, it's based in Dublin.
Some of us are based in London and won't even consider relocating.

Thanks for posting it.

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Rob Cowie-4
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Don't worry Jaime, we're not _all_ in London :)

On Monday, 23 May 2011 at 11:52, Jaime Buelta wrote:

Hi Evans:

  I hope someone is interested, after all, Dublin is not SO far away. By the way, I relocated from Spain, so...

  Thanks, 
     Jaime

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On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Evans ' <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Jaime,

Sounds like a great opportunity to join a gaming company - unfortunately, it's based in Dublin.
Some of us are based in London and won't even consider relocating.

Thanks for posting it.

--
Evans


From: [hidden email]
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 11:15:58 +0100
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [python-uk] Jolt Online Gaming is hiring (another Python related job)


Hi everyone:
  I don't usually use this list for these kind of things, but right now is proving quite hard to find good developers, and, as I am really happy with my job in Jolt (my current employer), I feel obligated to lend a hand and try to spread the word as much as possible. I know there has been some discussion about if job offers are available in this distribution list or not. Hope is relevant for everyone.
  There are currently two available positions in the development team, a lead Flash developer and a senior Python developer. The links are the official job descriptions, but I would like to tell a bit more about the tools we use everyday and the company, and about my experience working here.
  First of all, basic info about the company. Jolt Online Gaming is a games company based in Dublin, Ireland. Specifically, online free-to-play games, with social elements on them. Our latest releases are Playboy Party (in Facebook) and Utopia Kingdoms (available in Facebook and Kongregate). We are just about to release a new football management game, Championship Manager on Facebook.
  On the technical side of things, we try to find the right tool for each problem, so a lot of innovation is not only expected, but encouraged. We build our systems thinking of millions of players, which is always challenging. Scalability and performance are always important when making choices. Learning new things and being up-to-date is important.
  Some of the cool technologies and tools that we currently are using are:
  • Languages: Recently, the focus is mainly Python for backend and Flash (ActionScript) for frontend, but there are also develops in Ruby, JavaScript and other languages.
  • Frameworks: Several Python ones, including Pylons, CherryPy, Django and web.py. In the past we have used also Ruby on Rails.
  • DatabasesNoSQL databases like MongoDB and Cassandra are being more and more important, but we also make good use of MySQL when fits.
  • Amazon services: Our infrastructure is based on Linux servers living in Amazon cloud services, making extensive use of Ec2S3 and others.
  • DVCS: We use git in all our projects.
  Another important detail about my work here, is that I am able to see almost immediately that a change on the code is reflected in the gameplay of thousands. It's good (and sometimes a little scary) to know that lots of people are using the software you're developing, and they are having fun with it.
  About the experience working here, I have to say that is absolutely fantastic. Not only do we work making games, but, of course, we love to play them. We often play boardgames and console games in the office, and we have a great time together. It's hard to imagine a nicer and friendlier place to work. I also learn something new everyday from my coworkers. A great environment of cooperation, with lots of freedom to do the things your way.
  The developers work closely with game designers and artists, which is also rewarding and leads to better understanding of the needs of the final game.

  If any of this sounds interesting, you can send an email directly to [hidden email] or you can contact me if you prefer on this email address.

Cheers,
    Jaime Buelta
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On 23 May 2011, at 11:52, Jaime Buelta wrote:

> Hi Evans:
>
>   I hope someone is interested, after all, Dublin is not SO far away. By the way, I relocated from Spain, so...

Yeah, I'm sure many of us would not like to relocate to London :p

-Matt

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Rob Cowie-4
Absolutely. It's getting harder and harder though in my experience. I'm in Leeds, looking for python-related jobs with absolutely no luck. Leeds 0 - London ~10. The gap widens.

-Rob C

On Monday, 23 May 2011 at 12:01, Matt Hamilton wrote:


On 23 May 2011, at 11:52, Jaime Buelta wrote:

Hi Evans:

I hope someone is interested, after all, Dublin is not SO far away. By thhe way, I relocated from Spain, so...

Yeah, I'm sure many of us would not like to relocate to London :p

-Matt

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edward saxton
Hi Rob,

I'm from Sheffield and I've had no problem finding python jobs in
Leeds recently[1]. For me it's Sheffield 0 Leeds 2. Then again as
neither of those jobs got as far as being published I may be the
reason you can't find any.

There's occasionally a local job posted on the Yorkshire Python list
[2] (which is currently Leeds focused) or mentioned at the meetings.
We're looking at kicking things back into gear after a bit of a spring
lull so feel free to turn up and blame me in person :)

There's also Python North West [3] and PySheff [4] if you're willing
to travel a bit.

Good luck with the search,

Ed


[1] well one of them wasn't a Python job when I started, but as the
only developer I made a judgement call :)
[2] ypy.org.uk / https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/python-yorks-humber
[3] Manchester https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/python-north-west
[4] Sheffield https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/python-sheffield


On 23 May 2011 12:45, Rob Cowie <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Absolutely. It's getting harder and harder though in my experience. I'm in
> Leeds, looking for python-related jobs with absolutely no luck. Leeds 0 -
> London ~10. The gap widens.
> -Rob C
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On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 6:45 PM, Rob Cowie <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Absolutely. It's getting harder and harder though in my experience. I'm in
> Leeds, looking for python-related jobs with absolutely no luck. Leeds 0 -
> London ~10. The gap widens.

Check out http://www.canonical.com/about-canonical/careers . We often
have several Python positions open, some tied to location but the
Python positions tend to be telecommute from anywhere, maybe with a
preferred timezone.

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