Rockstar North are hiring! Flash Developer, Edinburgh

Rockstar North is seeking a highly skilled Flash developer who has a strong understanding of Actionscript 2.0/3.0 and proven experience within their field. Successful applicants will have a compelling portfolio demonstrating their ability and expertise in developing content across a range of media.

Being part of a UI team to develop and implement UI systems in game.

Highly skilled Flash developer who has a strong understanding of Actionscript 2.0/3.0


  • 3+ years at writing clean efficient AS2.0 and AS3.0
  • Solid working knowledge of Actionscript and OOP concepts
  • Basic understanding of HTML, CSS, XML
  • Optimisation both code and graphics
  • Skilled in debugging
  • Understanding of timeline and programmatic animation
  • Attention to detail


  • In depth knowledge of Scaleform GFx
  • Experience with version control SVN, TRAC, Perforce, Alien Brain
  • Working knowledge of other scripting languages such as PHP, ASP.NET, C++
  • Experience with UNIT testing

The engagement is on a short term contract or would suit a freelancer developer able to work out of our offices in Edinburgh.

We would be looking for someone to start immediately for a three month term.

Applicants are to apply at

Job - Dunfermline: Planys Digital - PHP

The role
Planys Digital are looking to recruit talented front and back end PHP engineers to assist on a number of exciting projects.

The company
Planys Digital are a cloud based software engineering based in Dunfermline with a passion for cloud software, app development and interactive media, working on projects from mobile apps to digital music platforms. Due to great demand for our unique skills we are looking for a couple of PHP Developers to join our growing company who have the same drive, ambition and passion for new technologies that we do. We’ve been so in demand we’ve not quite got our website up and running!

We already have a team of 14 exceptional people in the company and we would be looking for you to become part of the family!

We are creating a company culture that is different to many companies and which allows our employees to grow and have a voice in the company; everyone owns part of the company and has a say in what we do.

It would be great if you can work with us in-house but we are looking for the best so are open to options on where you work from as long as you can commit to the 1st month or two working in the main office and take things from there. We are committed to the professional and personal development of everyone on the team so welcome applications from junior developers to those with more experience, and we ask that you are based in central Scotland and eligible to work in the UK.

This vacancy is not open to out-source or working from abroad and we have the assistance of a recruiter so please refrain from contacting us to work on this vacancy, thank you.

Wage is negotiable depending on experience.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with Product Managers and the CTO to determine what features are feasible in the available time scales.
  • Work from a specification to estimate and deliver code in a timely fashion.
  • Be able to produce acceptance documentation and develop against that document.
  • Implement a server-side and client facing applications employing different technologies.
  • Be excited to try new technology and techniques but also recognize the value of the tried and trusted.
  • Ensure your output is modular and reusable in many different contexts.
  • Write unit test and automated functional tests.
  • Respond to bug reports with speed and test your fixes.
  • Respect the best practices and standards of both the industry and the company.
  • Work with source control systems and be familiar with source control methodology.
  • Write secure, maintainable and robust code.

The Skills
Although we’d like you to have the skills we also see value in taking motivated people and providing them with the path needed to get on.

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Javascript
  • CSS

Advantageous Skills:

  • FuelPHP
  • jQuery
  • Linux
  • Apache
  • Nginx

All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

Contact Us Now
Please reply with a copy of your CV and any supporting evidence that will assist us in making our decision to [email protected]

Planys Digital
Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Rd, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8DY

Skyscanner are hiring! Software Engineer, Application Development


Building and operating web application in C#, .NET and ASP.NET you will have responsibility for improving our cutting edge website which processes millions of page views per day and assist us in completing our exciting product roadmap.

We have several opportunities for outstanding engineers to join our creative development team and make significant contributions to the direction and success of the Company. We are looking for the best people in the industry with significant experience building and operating web applications using C#/.Net/ASP.Net. We use a multitude of technologies for Web development, so being able and willing to pick up new technologies is a major requirement!

You will also have demonstrable experience developing XML or JSON based Web Services and Automated Unit Testing. As you will be working within an Agile environment prior experience with this would be a plus.

With any of the following you’ll stand out from the crowd:

• Working with at least one major JavaScript library (YUI / jQuery)
• Working on large-scale consumer-facing websites
• Software design patterns
• Branched development with version control (SVN / Git etc.)
• Continuous Integration (CC.NET / TeamCity)
• SQL databases and SQL programming
• NoSQL data stores (e.g. CouchDB / Membase)
• SOLR / Lucene
• SOA / Message-oriented Middleware (e.g. RabbitMQ)

Further information can be found here:

Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 in Edinburgh November 8th

Microsoft is running an event in Edinburgh on the 8th of November: Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012

Lunch is provided, as are refreshments!

Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and Other.

Developer Generalist, Non-Tech Influencing BDM, Tech Influencing BDM and Tester.

Hearing directly from our experts is the best way to get a really good understanding of Visual Studio 2012. In this session we will look at the Application Lifecycle Management capabilities of Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 and how that supports the entire software development lifecycle.

09:30 Registration
10:00 Start
· Overview of the Microsoft development tools
· Requirements capture and Agile planning
· Development including version control, code quality and automated builds
· Test case and defect management including exploratory testing
· Automated and performance testing
· Working with the extended team, including using the feedback client, reporting, IntelliTrace and System Center integration
13:00 Lunch & Q&A
14:00 Close

*Timing: Please arrive at 09:30 for registration. There is a prompt 10:00 start, so please arrive in time. Refreshments will be provided during the break and lunch will be served at 13:00.

The Venue
Microsoft Edinburgh
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG
United Kingdom

To register
Register by Phone: 0870 166 6680

Or register via this link:

Job - Stirling - Senior Software Engineer - Android Opportunity

Linknode are hiring!

Linknode deliver software solutions and support to a range of prestigious clients on web and mobile platforms. With new projects planned on mobile devices, we have an opportunity for a software engineer to join our growing team offering solutions across platforms.

As an established, sound and successful organisation, Linknode offer the successful candidate a competitive package, a challenging and rewarding team role and the opportunity to work with a range of cutting edge technology. Engineers in the company benefit from the flat structure within the organisation, designed to create organic growth, encourage input and personal interest and to reward performance - if you do well in this company there are great opportunities to accelerate your career and salary as well as develop your skills.

This position at Linknode is positioned under the Technical Architect and Director as a senior software engineer delivering a roadmap of projects across multiple platforms. Primarily as an Android developer working in C# using Mono and MonoGame, you will be focussed on providing location based, personalised applications taking full advantage of the hardware sensors on Android devices.
Working with the architect, you will help define and deliver the technical architecture required to make location based, personalised applications work across multiple platforms.
As a more senior role, you will be expected to mentor and support the more junior members of the team.

The successful candidate will be a motivated software engineer / developer, educated to Computer Science or equivalent degree level. You will have a solid software development background and hands-on commercial experience. Having successful delivered Android projects is preferred.
You must have demonstrable skills in creating Android user interfaces and layout (ideally using C# and Mono). You will have knowledge of modern mobile communication technologies (REST, JSON, XML etc.) and experience of test driven development.
Experience of other mobile platform development is desirable, as is geospatial awareness, project design and management and practical experience of working directly with customers.

Key Skills

  • Object Orientated Programming language (C#, Java or similar)
  • Android UI development experience
  • Self-sufficient problem solver
  • Recent commercial exposure and good communication skills

Desirable / Aspirational

  • iOS / Windows Phone experience
  • 3D / XNA / MonoGame / OpenGL experience
  • Understanding of geospatial technologies
  • Test driven development and unit testing
  • Development of R&D projects (including your own!)

Starting: Full time, salary band £25,000-£35,000 pa (depending on experience) with 20 days holiday (plus statutory)
+6 Months: Performance related benefits review including pension contributions.

The position is located in central Stirling. There will be occasional requirements to travel and work onsite, including overnight when required, a full UK driving licence is essential.

Prospective candidates should reply in the first instance (by email to [email protected], remove the mobile operating system) with an up-to-date CV plus an introductory paragraph – specific to this application – outlining your reasons for applying and quoting reference “ln_ssea_201209”.

Any agencies replying on behalf of clients are, by reading this advert and responding directly with their candidates, accepting that any terms and conditions will not exceed 10% of starting salary and be payable 30 days after any successful candidate has completed one full month of employment.

Event: Edinburgh 09/10/2012: Single Page Application Development with backbone.js and Simple.Web

Scottish Developers are pleased to announce that Chris Canal will be speaking at Microsoft’s Edinburgh office on the 9th of October 2012!

With the rise of smarter browser, single page applications are becoming more popular. In this session we will look at creating a full client side application with and without backbone.js, and use Simple.Web to run the server-side part of the application.

A lightweight, object-oriented (Model-View-Handler) framework for modern web development in .NET

Simple.Web Design Goals

  • Keep it simple;
  • It should be ridiculously easy to do TDD and/or BDD;
  • Support asynchronous, non-blocking handling of requests;
  • Make it easy to build a proper RESTful, hypermedia-driven application and services, including supporting content-type negotiation for all requests, including HTML;
  • Be really open and extensible, because if people can write plug-ins and add-ons easily, I don’t have to build all that stuff in.

Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.

Please register for this free event here.

About the speaker
Chris has worked at a Web Developer for the past 7 years. Starting with procedural languages like ASP and PHP, he quickly moved onto the .NET Platform when first released. A great believer is continual–improvement, Chris is constantly looking for new technologies, tools and methodologies that will help in creating robust and maintainable software applications.

Chris currently works at StormId as a Senior Developer and Mentor, as well as trying to keep his manager from doing something crazy.

Evening Event: Edinburgh 01/Oct/2012 - Visual Studio 2012 Launch - Community Beer+Pizza+Swag!

Scottish Developers are very pleased to announce that Microsoft’s General Manager for the Visual Studio leadership team will be delivering a presentation at Microsoft’s Edinburgh office during the evening of the 1st of October!

This is a special event that celebrates the launch of Visual Studio 2012 - it is an evening session that follows on from the afternoon sessions.

There will be beer and pizza available - and some great swag!

Please register for this event here.

About the speaker
Shanku Niyogi leads the team responsible for testing the next generation of Microsoft’s developer tools, including the Visual Studio product line and the .NET Framework. Most recently, as Director of Program Management, Shanku led the design team for Visual Studio Pro and Express, developer tools for platforms such as Windows, Office, and Azure, and managed and JavaScript programming languages.

Shanku joined the Visual Studio leadership team as GM in 2008, and delivered the first set of Visual Studio tools for Azure, and the Chakra Javascript runtime in Internet Explorer. Previously, Shanku had been a part of the .NET Developer Platform organization for nearly seven years, where he helped ship several version of ASP.NET, and helped incubate technologies such as ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC, WCF RIA Services for Silverlight, and ASP.NET Mobile Controls. Shanku has been with Microsoft since 2008. Shanku holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.


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