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Do you fancy a job making social games using the latest cutting-edge technologies? If your answer is yes then you are in luck, we’re looking to hire a C# developer to join our server development team and help make us one of the leading players in the social gaming space.

Who are we?

We are IWI, a young, small, and dynamic social games studio based in the heart of London’s west end. We focus on developing social games across multiple platforms such as Facebook, Hi5 and iOS.

What are we looking for?

You need to be an excellent team player and possess excellent knowledge of C# and WCF, knowledge/experience of cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure will be desirable but not essential.

We’re passionate about technology and would love to work with others who share our passion, if you have a particular interest in some technology, or have interesting hobby projects, be it at home or hosted on CodePlex, GitHub, etc. we certainly would like to hear about them!

What do we offer?

You will have the chance to operate within a small but dedicated group of talented developers who are keen to work with cutting edge, new technologies. You will be able to make a meaningful contribution on a day-to-day basis, and have the opportunity to tackle scalability/performance challenges seldom seen in other industries.

We utilize Amazon Web Services heavily and use its many services to build massively scalable and distributed server solutions. Our current stack and toolset includes C# 4, WCF, EC2, SimpleDB (NoSql Database), RDS (managed MySql), PostSharp (AOP), Membase, an interest in at least a few of these will be a plus too.

Where to go next?

If you’re interested in what we have to offer, then send your CV and Cover Letter to jobs@iwi.com.

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Hi, I’m Yan. I’m an AWS Serverless Hero and I help companies go faster for less by adopting serverless technologies successfully.

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We will start at the basics and give you a firm introduction to Lambda and all the relevant concepts and service features (including the latest announcements in 2020). And then gradually ramping up and cover a wide array of topics such as API security, testing strategies, CI/CD, secret management, and operational best practices for monitoring and troubleshooting.

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