Backend Developer (Contractor)

Join Big Pixel, a small studio making big games with unmistakable character.

As the creators of Pocket Mortys, we’re dedicated to making exciting games for millions of Rick and Morty fans.

Based in Shoreditch, London, we’re on the lookout for talented and motivated individuals to play a major role in the continued success of Pocket Mortys and the development of new mobile titles.


You’ll implement gameplay logic and features for online mobile games. You’ll design, implement and optimise live-op services to ensure games can be continually updated with new content and seasonal events. You’ll bring a creative approach to overcome challenges in areas including security, scalability, validation and real-time networking.

Main Responsibilities

  • Write clean and maintainable REST services that provide the backend for gameplay logic
  • Ensure all code is performant and will scale well with increased volume and concurrency of users
  • Create web-based tools for internal use to help other departments with their workflow
  • Take part in all aspects of the sprint lifecycle, from feature design and planning through implementation
  • Work collaboratively within the games team to create new ideas and features within the game


  • Experience with developing scalable applications using NodeJS
  • An appreciation for good API design
  • Strong database design and optimisation skills (we use Postgres)


  • Fan of pop culture, Rick and Morty adult humour
  • Experience with AWS / Cloud not essential, but a bonus
  • Experience with Docker not essential, but a bonus


  • High-profile and popular IP - Rick and Morty
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family, including HBO, CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Games

Diversity Statement

At Big Pixel Studios we are committed to promoting and building an inclusive studio. We want and celebrate diversity within our team, difference makes us and the games we make better. We strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds regardless of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation to apply for any of our vacancies. Come work with us!

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