Jobs at Plain Vanilla

Who we are


Björn

Test

Hilmar

Code

Jökull

Product

Berglind

Code

Svenni

Looks

Jói

Code

BAM!

Thor

CEO

Addi

Code

Bjössi

Code

Ýmir

Money

Hermigervill

Sound

Vala

Stuff

Plain Vanilla is a rapidly growing mobile games company. Our development center is located in downtown Reykjavík with one of the best views in the city.

We are backed by leading VC funds. We’ve accomplished a lot with our current team, but we need more bright minds to build the next generation of our platform.

Our organization is very flat. As much as possible, the people who take decisions are also the ones who work them out into practical solutions.

All employees get these benefits:

  • Apple hardware as needed
  • Gym membership
    (most of us train at Mjölnir)
  • Flexible workings hours
    and vacation policy
  • Office with a great view
  • Friday lunch at a local restaurant
  • Fruit delivered weekly and
    kókómjólk in the fridge
  • Instant membership in our clubs

The Clubs

We’ve had just over a thousand years to adapt to the bleakness of Arctic winters. For those in denial we have the sunshine club. Free Ray-Ban cloths on admission.

Ever tried coffee and liquorice root ice cream? Join Björn’s wicked ice cream experiments to influence his next cream and egg based frozen flavor fusion.

You do not talk about Fussball Federation. Also; no spinning. Pre-friday lunch 3-ball mode is a team favorite. Join our club and receive a fussball signed by Thor.

Baking is a matter of pride here at Plain Vanilla. Every once in a while we get a local baker to judge an in-house bake-off. Reigning champion: Addi.

Double breasted, triple filtered and hand woven. Join now to learn how to unlock the office humidor.

Know your flying scissor chokes from your Kamura’s? Probably the most illegal club in wrazzling today. Join now and train for the summer balcony tournament.

iOS Developer

Plain Vanilla Games is looking for an experienced iOS developer to bring high quality features quickly and efficiently to QuizUp. The job includes implementing new features, improving legacy code and making sure QuizUp performs beautifully on the iOS platform.

The ideal candidate...

  • Is a great Objective-C developer that has released an app to the App Store.
  • Is experienced with cocos2D, OpenGL and UIKit.
  • Has a passion for writing robust testable code.

Applying

To apply, send an email to jobs+ios@plainvanilla.is including

  • A list of previous jobs and interests
  • Your relevant online profiles (GitHub, Twitter etc.)
Apply Now!

Automation Engineer

Plain Vanilla Games is looking for an automation engineer to design, implement and maintain various automation tools related to QuizUp. The job includes setting up the heart of the automation infrastructure (Buildbot, Jenkins, or something similar) and helping other departments fully leverage the power of automation.

The ideal candidate...

  • Has experience with setting up and maintaining an automation system such as Buildbot, Jenkins or other.
  • Is familiar with a scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, bash, etc.
  • Has passion for making testing effortless through automation.
  • Wants to automate all the things!

Applying

To apply, send an email to jobs+automation@plainvanilla.is including

  • A list of previous jobs and interests
  • Your relevant online profiles (GitHub, Launchpad, Twitter etc.)
Apply Now!

Android Developer

We’re looking for an experienced Android and/or Java programmer to help us build a beautiful client for the QuizUp social trivia platform. We believe Android is a great, if sometimes underutilized development platform. We are expanding our Android team to create the highest possible quality Android game.

The ideal candidate...

  • Will have worked on a published app in the Google Play store
  • Will take suspicious enjoyment out of making sure everything works seamlessly even for older devices
  • Is passionate about openness and software freedom
  • Has a deep understanding about RESTful server-client design

Applying

To apply, send an email to jobs+android@plainvanilla.is including

  • A list of previous jobs and interests
  • Your relevant online profiles (GitHub, Launchpad, Twitter etc.)
  • Examples of real apps or games you have created
Apply Now!

DevOps Engineer

We are looking for a powerful DevOps engineer with an experience in running big distributed systems that handle a lot of load. You will be part of the team that manages the servers that keep QuizUp running.

The ideal candidate...

  • Deep knowledge of Linux-based operating system.
  • Experienced with Amazon Web Services.
  • Knows how to handle Postgres databases like a boss.
  • Knowledge on running an Elastic Search cluster is a big plus.
  • Good eye for optimization.
  • Nerves of steel.

Applying

To apply, send an email to jobs+devops@plainvanilla.is including

  • A list of previous jobs and interests
  • Your relevant online profiles (GitHub, Launchpad, Twitter etc.)
  • Examples of your own code in production (code samples or descriptions thereof, use your own judgement)
Apply Now!