Working for Palringo

Want to be a part of a fantastic team responsible for creating an experience that connects users from around the world to chat and play games?

At Palringo, we focus intently on content and social experiences to proudly produce exactly the kind of social, group chat app we would want to use ourselves.

A career at Palringo is about passion and commitment, towards our App and to each other. We are always looking for great people who can help us deliver against our growth strategies.

If this sounds like you, you should join us. Review our open positions we currently have at Palringo and apply. We welcome speculative applications if you can’t see a position that’s right for you.

We offer successful candidates a highly competitive salary, compensation and benefits package for all full-time hires. Palringo is an equal opportunity employer.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer internships or work placements at this time.

Role: Android Programmer

Location: Newcastle

Date Posted: 16th November 2018

Palringo, an established and successful technology developer based in Newcastle are responsible for the highly successful community chat app, “Palringo”. We are going through a period of growth and are looking for an experienced Android Programmer responsible for developing exciting new features and improving the stability of the Android client.

As part of a small company, your role will encompass the entire software development life-cycle, including requirements capture, prototyping, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, improve and innovate on our Android app, writing clean, maintainable and extendable code
  • Be part of Android Development Team helping with tackling bugs and implementing new features
  • Collaborate alongside Server and Client developers, Project Managers, Product Owners, Designers and QA
  • Provide insight to the technical and behavioural direction of the product(s)
  • Work closely with external beta testers, to gather feedback and insight
  • Write and maintain technical documentation

Required skills and experience:

  • Have a solid background in Android SDK Development using Java/Android Studio
  • Have working experience of OO Programming and design patterns
  • Have working experience on source code management tools (preferably git)
  • Be Familiar with Android Material Design guidelines
  • Be passionate about making beautiful Android apps that are simple and easy to use
  • Be self-motivated, like to explore and organize your code and projects
  • Think like a team member, not a code-monkey

Optional skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum and using issue tracking software such as JIRA
  • Familiarity with Code Review process
  • Familiarity with writing and maintaining technical documentation
  • Familiarity with unit testing and TDD as well as automated testing (espresso etc)
  • Familiarity with Kotlin
  • Experience working with third party SDK’s and libraries

Do you want to work for an award winning, successful and growing technology company? Does the idea working with innovative tech, an awesome team with huge ambitions in a casual friendly environment appeal to you? We offer a competitive salary/package, 25 days holiday & company bonus scheme. For more information on this position, or to apply please email jobs@palringo.com

Role: Server Software Engineer

Location: Newcastle

Date Posted: 16th November 2018

Palringo, an established and successful technology developer based in Newcastle are responsible for the highly successful community chat app, “Palringo”. We are going through a period of growth and are looking for an experienced Server Software Engineer to design, implement, test and deploy new software on a live service.

You will also be required to support the service. There will be plenty of opportunities to research and develop solutions using new technologies, as well as learning new languages.

As part of a small company, your role will encompass the entire software development life-cycle, including requirements capture, prototyping, design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance.

Responsibilities:

  • Working in our core team:
  • Helping to implement great new chat features using microservices
  • Converting legacy components into modern microservices
  • Maintaining our existing services
  • Participate in daily scrums, backlog refinements, sprint planning and sprint reviews

Required skills and experience:

  • Java or similar OO programming language
  • Relational Database experience (MySQL)
  • Experience with Cache Frameworks (Redis, Memcache preferred)
  • Experience with Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat, or Centos preferred)
  • Experience with Version Control (GIT preferred)

Optional skills and experience:

  • 2.2 or higher degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • 3 years or more commercial development
  • Experience with Message queues (RabbitMQ/SNS preferred)
  • NodeJS and NPM
  • Docker and DevOps
  • Java Spring Library
  • Javascript ES6
  • JPA, JTA, Hibernate
  • Experience with a Java Servlet Container, Tomcat preferred
  • AWS experience/certification
  • No-SQL Database experience(DynamoDB, MongoDB)
  • C++
  • Agile/Scrum

Do you want to work for an award winning, successful and growing technology company? Does the idea working with innovative tech, an awesome team with huge ambitions in a casual friendly environment appeal to you? We offer a competitive salary/package, 25 days holiday & company bonus scheme. For more information on this position, or to apply please email jobs@palringo.com

Role: DevOps Engineer/Infrastructure Developer

Location: Newcastle

Date Posted: 16th November 2018

Palringo, an established and successful technology developer based in Newcastle are responsible for the highly successful community chat app, “Palringo”. We are going through a period of growth and are looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer / Infrastructure Developer to work on cutting edge Cloud solutions.

The Dev Ops role is to develop and maintain infrastructure automation across a wide range of software components, environments and technologies. This is an exciting opportunity, the right candidate must have a strong understanding of and interest in build/infrastructure automation as well as a strong scripting or development background. Technical training on Chef, Puppet and AWS/Cloud technologies will be provided as necessary.

Responsibilities:

Scripting of:

  • Build automation and continuous delivery processes
  • Deployment and management processes for both infrastructure and applicationcomponents
  • Server, application and network configuration and administration
  • Promote good use of monitoring systems and alerting
  • Out of hours active member
  • Promote security and work with teams to adhere to them

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Scripting experience with Chef, Puppet, PowerShell and/or Bash
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies and providers
  • Experience with AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS certifications
  • Docker
  • Datadog
  • Python
  • NodeJS (Javascript)
  • Source Control (Git, SVN, bitBucket)
  • Practical experience for (Dynamodb, Mongodb)
  • Knowledge of mysql databases (RDS, Mysql replication and storage layouts)

Optional Skills and Experience:

  • Professional development or scripting experience combined with a keen interest in DevOpsand Infrastructure
  • Experience working with configuration management and deployment tools across the fullproject lifecycle
  • Experience working with multi-tier, high-availability infrastructure architectures in anEnterprise environment
  • Linux installation, configuration and hands-on system administration skills.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of application and infrastructure technologies.
  • Delivery focused with the ability to drive tasks forward and meet demanding deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem investigation and diagnosis skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Experienced contributing to and enforcing technical policies, procedures, and standards
  • A willingness to be flexible in terms of hours and types of work undertaken including beingpart of our out of hours team
  • Pro-active self-learner capable of picking up new technologies quickly
  • Agile Environment Experience

Do you want to work for an award winning, successful and growing technology company? Does the idea working with innovative tech, an awesome team with huge ambitions in a casual friendly environment appeal to you? We offer a competitive salary/package, 25 days holiday & company bonus scheme. For more information on this position, or to apply please email jobs@palringo.com

Role: Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Location: Newcastle

Date Posted: 16th November 2018

Palringo, an established and successful technology developer based in Newcastle are responsible for the highly successful community chat app, “Palringo”. We are going through a period of growth and are looking for an dedicated Software Development Engineer in Test

The SDET is viewed as an effective contributor and an integral resource within our highly responsive QA test team. The SDET is fluent with the automation architecture and can easily analyse and plan moderate to complex test mechanisms to meet automation deliverables.

The successful candidate is expected to identify, plan, design, develop, and maintain projects and processes that can extend the reach of automation with the goal of reducing/redirecting manual testing costs while increasing product quality.

Palringo works with the ‘Eggplant’ automated test solution.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver tools, frameworks and testing infrastructure to facilitate the testing process
  • Develop Test and Automation Tools to help ensure out products meet & exceed performance expectations
  • Create high quality and maintainable code
  • Assist with guidance of the test automation processes and strategies
  • Create performant automated scripts that deliver against functional and UX requirements.
  • Support making quality an integral part of the development process
  • Custodian of quality, ensuring automated testing is at the forefront of the software development lifecycle.
  • Research new tools, techniques and processes for improvements

Required skills and experience:

  • Great understanding of technical products
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience writing excellent automated tests for mobile (android & iOS)
  • Working knowledge of testing mobile and web-based systems
  • Experience working with a GUI based test tool
  • Demonstrable experience in building Automated test suites from scratch or from existing manual process documentation
  • Passion for automation with solid, logical structure and organisation.
  • Strong knowledge of software development life cycles
  • Working in an agile fashion and a promoter of iterative thinking
  • Working from the command line on OS X, Linux, and Windows
  • Experience working on multiple operating systems: OS X, Linux, Windows
  • Experience using Continuous Integration Tools such as Jenkins / GIT
  • A good understanding of Manual Testing, Unit testing, Load / Soak / Performance Testing, Usability Testing.
  • Expert communication skills
  • An open and collaborative mindset both within and outside your team

Optional skills and experience:

  • Experience of Sensetalk scripting language
  • Working knowledge of EggPlant Functional
  • Experience with AWS cloud platform
  • Solid knowledge and experience in Selenium Webdriver
  • Experience in a manual QA role

Do you want to work for an award winning, successful and growing technology company? Does the idea working with innovative tech, an awesome team with huge ambitions in a casual friendly environment appeal to you? We offer a competitive salary/package, 25 days holiday & company bonus scheme. For more information on this position, or to apply please email jobs@palringo.com

Role: Project & Release Manager

Location: Newcastle

Date Posted: 16th November 2018

Palringo, an established and successful technology developer based in Newcastle are responsible for the highly successful community chat app, “Palringo”. We are going through a period of growth and are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Project and release manager. As Project & release manager you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of our Client development teams whilst leading the Release Management lifecycle and processes, this includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases. Responsibilities,

Project Manager duties:

  • Lead the operational planning and execution of the client development team in Palringo, working with the team to ensure project planning goals are structured & progress is reported internally, escalating issues as required
  • Manage the development process from concept through prototyping, development & release to live operation, ensuring the right team members are assigned & motivated
  • Manage approvals & sign off process with external stake holders, ensuring timely production of in-game & documented materials in order to achieve this
  • Support the CDO & key stakeholders to ensure design, quality & timing goals are effectively communicated within the entire development team
  • Maintain high working efficiency within teams by addressing all blocking issues in a timely manner
  • Work with client leads to ensure the team has the right resources and equipment to meet expected deliverables and deadlines
  • Help co-ordinate 3rd party resource providers of services to ensure deliveries mesh in with the internal requirements & pipelines (art, music, audio, user testing, narrative etc)
  • Work closely with the User Group through the product life cycle to ensure that all user requirements are planned and delivered
  • Aware of & responsible for tracking commercial goals across the project lifecycle

Responsibilities, Release Manager duties:

  • With the CDO and Product Owner, forward plan the release cycles for the app
  • Negotiate, plan and manage all release activities
  • Coordinate release content with the PM group and other stakeholders
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure app releases are delivered on time and that they meet or exceed expectations
  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
  • Communicate all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, QA plans, schedule, and scope changes
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists
  • Co-ordinate 1st party submissions
  • Communicate release status details weekly and schedules to the Business as required
  • Work with release engineers to understand impacts of branches and code merges
  • With the CDO, maintains the release schedule and ensure alignment across key stakeholders
  • Continually work towards making improvements in the release process

Required skills and experience:

  • Agile scrum master experience and managed the development process within a mobile client group
  • Have experience of managing a technical team no smaller than 10 people
  • The ability and experience to start a project management processes from scratch and the skills to enhance and develop existing processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences on a broad range of topics: technical, business and creative
  • Self-starter with superior time management, project management and organizational skills
  • Multiple platform experience
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Ability to motivate team, provide clear direction, and give insight on industry trends
  • Team building and leadership skills, capable of inspiring and motivating to maximize team performance
  • Strong accountability in managing the delivery process within a mobile client group
  • The experience to define a delivery process system from scratch and the skills to enhance and develop this on an ongoing basis
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences on a broad range of topics: technical, business and creative

Do you want to work for an award winning, successful and growing technology company? Does the idea working with innovative tech, an awesome team with huge ambitions in a casual friendly environment appeal to you? We offer a competitive salary/package, 25 days holiday & company bonus scheme. For more information on this position, or to apply please email jobs@palringo.com

Role: QA Tester

Location: Newcastle

Date Posted: 4th September 2018

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to strengthen our current testing team. You’ll be working closely with all areas of Palringo, be it the client, server or games.

Required skills and experience:

  • Have proven working experience in software testing and quality assurance
  • Knowledge of software QA methodologies and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Be familiar with the Agile/Scrum development methods
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintenance of regression tests suites
  • Working closely with our QA lead in the implementation of test strategies
  • Working alongside our client development team
  • Identifying and reporting of product issues, with the verification of bug fixes and steps to reproduce
  • Working with the rest of the Test team to complete larger tasks, the likes of implementing new client features
  • Monitoring the active Jira boards covering each project
  • Executing any test tickets in awaiting QA, along with transitioning them through different states
  • Producing and maintaining test cases
  • Working with our external beta testing teams
  • Giving feedback and views on the current beta builds out for testing
  • Provision of bug reports on the latest test builds

Package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Casual working environment

Email to apply now with an attached covernote and C.V