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App Developer

As an App Developer at Play Magnus, you're more than just a developer - you're part of a dynamic team that operates as product owners.

Hey there!

We’re a small company owned by Magnus Carlsen. Yes, that’s the Norwegian chess player you may have heard a bit about. We have two apps called Play Magnus, and Magnus Trainer.

We’re looking for someone to join or development team as an app developer. In this role you’ll take part in developing products that will be experienced by millions of users. In Play Magnus you’ll have a hunger to learn fast and take on responsibility at an individual level.
You’ll enjoy working in a team environment that’s dynamic and agile, yet focused. You’ll have the ability to see how things should function and know how to implement it.

Your responsibilities

  • Be able to follow up on already created code and adapt to infrastructure that’s already in place when needed.

  • Maintenance and development of the original Play Magnus and Magnus Trainer apps.

  • Be eager to learn and become comfortable with programming languages such as Swift, Kotlin, C# and JavaScript. An interest in functional programming is an advantage.

  • Contribute to the creative team with new ideas and game design suggestions.

We expect you to

  • Have completed a Bachelor or Masters' degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or natural sciences.

  • Be a team player, passionate and self-motivated. Demonstrate modesty and respect when receiving/giving feedback from your team and vice versa.

  • Be comfortable with writing, and speaking English on a daily basis with our international team.

  • Have an interest in learning more about chess. You don’t need to be good or even know how to play chess though.

  • Have a passion for mobile games. Experience with Android and iOS as mobile platforms is a plus. Experience with Unity is also an advantage.

With us you will

  • Be a part of our engineering dream team, which consists of a genius mathematician, a bearded physicist, and two crazy computer engineers.

  • Be working with challenging and diverse tech tasks.

  • Have the ability to learn from experienced colleagues, and eventually take on more responsibility.

  • Be able to impress people by saying that you work in a team that develops apps for the World Champion in chess. It works better than Tinder, we’ve heard.

We offer

  • Working with the team behind the World Chess Champion’s digital products.

  • Working with and for a world class brand.

  • Offices located in central Oslo.

  • The chance to work with products that are used all over the world, and have had millions of downloads.

  • Weekly yoga workouts. Yes, our CEO is a certified yoga teacher.

  • Flex-time

Please send us your resume (PDF or a link). For questions about the role contact:

Felipe Longé, CTO & Head of Engineering