Winkel Games is a new Central London startup that has a clear strategy to develop and publish Hyper Casual Mobile Games. Winkel is starting from scratch with no pre-conditions and is therefore free to explore and implement a strategy that is best suited to delivering great Mobile Game products for a Global Audience.

Winkel is independently funded with a secure future to allow it to build its games portfolio and presence in the market.

Our Development team is on the lookout for a combined Back End Developer with DevOps experience to work as an integral member of the game team. The Engineering side of the role will be focussed on providing player and game-related services. Whilst the DevOps side of the role is responsible for managing authentication and other internal and external services.

The successful candidate will need strong, commercially proven experience developing APIs following proven patterns and coding styles and will be expected to work as part of an agile team maintaining the operation of the different platforms and building out new features. They will also be expected to participate in architectural design and planning.

If this role feels like a good fit and you are seeking a position in a dynamic and fast-paced development environment we would love to hear from you.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. 

Key Deliverables

Backend Development

  • Developing and maintaining essential gaming systems, providing new ideas to improve player experience and expand the current setup.

  • API management and design with support from the rest of the game team for the continued efficient running of our services.


  • Managing infrastructure

  • Maintain and improve system automation and management tools

  • Monitor online services and taking necessary actions

  • Provide technical support and helping developers in debugging, troubleshooting.

  • Work with agile delivery teams to ensure build management, automated testing and software deployment

Knowledge and Experience

Backend Development

  • Online application development experience in a creative, data-driven industry.

  • Working with RESTful APIs

  • Authentication systems

  • Modern source control and version management systems, including git

  • Simple Database design and operation


  • Working in a cloud environment

  • Proven experience in working in IT technical support and experience in supporting private or public cloud infrastructures, virtualized systems

  • System automation experience regarding deployment and configuration management.

  • Container technologies.

  • Managing monitoring and alerting systems, central logging, log analytics, backup and archive solutions

Salary range £60,000 — 70,000

Dependent on experience