Full Stack Developer

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March 14, 2023
Full Time
Utrecht, EU, or UK

Attention web developers! Have you always wanted to join the gaming industry? Then Studio Deloryan is the place for you! We’re looking for an experienced Full Stack Developer to bring our game to the next level. With us, you'll have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of the development cycle, from ideation to delivery. 


Hi, we are Studio Deloryan 👋🏼

We are a young indie game studio based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We create fun and educational games, together, and we care about involving our communities during the development process of our games. We think this is essential for creating an outstanding game, they are the players after all! ✌️We are also an international team, so English is the company language.


Our Ideal Candidate:

A Full Stack Developer who likes to work on our realistic management game Horse Reality. With a community of 10k daily active players and on average a 100k monthly active players, we want a developer who takes ownership of the project and will become the lead of the (yet to build) team. You are assertive, a decision-maker and a pro-active member of the team.

Years ago, our founder made the game from scratch, mainly using PHP, jQuery, Javascript and MySQL. In 2020 we started transferring the game into the Laravel framework, which is still an ongoing process. You join meetings during the design phase of new features, ensuring our current stack and its limits are kept in mind. Once the design is ready, you complete the entire development process from start to release, while also writing the documentation.

You will start as our (currently only) Lead Developer, later on growing and leading our development team.


What you will do:

  • Consider security, maintenance, scalability, and more when developing
  • Testing and debugging
  • Write clean code for both the front, and back-end
  • Ensure cross-platform compatibility and optimization
  • Communicating effectiveness of emerging technologies to decision makers
  • Optimise our release-workflow to ensure the development and release process is streamlined and efficient.
  • Lead the entire web application development life cycle right from concept stage to delivery and post launch support
  • Keep an eye on new trends and best practices in web development


What we ask:

  • 3+ years experience with PHP/Laravel.
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field. Or sufficient demonstrable professional work experience.
  • MySQL profiling and query optimization.
  • Experienced with unit testing, OOP, MySQL, HTML (5), CSS(3), (ES6) Javascript, Git, Linux, NPM.
  • Experienced with front-end frameworks like Boostrap (or Tailwind CSS).
  • Self-starter and a strong sense of ownership. Approaches challenges creatively and methodically, seeing them through to final results.
  • A proactive outward attitude. Consistently professional, respectful, and approachable.
  • A developer who comes to the office at least 2-days a week.
  • You're a clear communicator who manages their time effectively.


A big plus, but not necessary:

  • Dutch-speaking
  • Cloud experience
  • Background in gaming


What's in it for you?

  • 32-hour or 40-hour contract with flexible work hours.
  • Salary in accordance to industry standards matching your experience.
  • Company with short communication lines.
  • Hybrid working, a nice balance between working at our studio in Utrecht (min. 2 days per week) and working from anywhere you wish.
  • We offer 25 vacation days per year on full-time basis.
  • Learning budget pro rato (full-time: € 1.000), home office budget and a company laptop.
  • We offer a high degree of freedom and personal responsibility.

Consider the above a baseline. Tell us your needs! Let's discuss the details of what would make you feel happy and empowered. 


Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Sr. Full Stack Developer? 

Then we'd love to hear from you! 

For the right person, we're willing to hire someone fully remote (EU or UK only).

Please don't contact us if you're a recruiter or employment agency.


We are a game studio dedicated to crafting fun and educational games, together. Our first released game is Horse Reality, a realistic horse breeding game with a realistic genetics system!


Our Culture

We're a team of animal-lovers, makers, thinkers and explorers. We want to create games that spark joy, keeping in mind your busy life. Who has time for an 8-hour long raid in the middle of the night? We sure don't. 


  • Happy Life. We believe that a happy life equals a productive and motivated team member. We take care to maintain a healthy work-life balance because we want to live life to the fullest. However, sometimes life just happens... We understand this and will make sure you get the crucial time needed to deal with that.

  • Team Spirit. On your own, you are strong. As a team, unstoppable. By combining our perspectives and backgrounds we create great work. We are a team, we work together and help each other in times of need. We trust that you will do your best to finish your work and ask for help ahead of time, so we can tackle a problem before a real issue arises.

  • Stay True & Involved. We are open and honest. We talk with our players and involve our community during game-development as much as we can. We listen and incorporate feedback in the best way possible. We make this collaboration easier by making (most) information public and manage expectations by our honesty. When something goes wrong, we aren’t afraid to admit a mistake has been made. We’re all humans.

  • Be The Best. Anywhere. You will be at your best when you work at a place you feel comfortable in. Whether this is at home, our HQ or a café in Bali. You get the best results when you get to decide when and where you want to work.

  • Keep Learning. We open our minds and change our attitudes by what we already know. We expand our skillset to spark new ideas and develop future opportunities. We’re always hungry for knowledge.
Featured Game

Horse Reality is a free-to-play realistic horse management game where you can manage your own horse breeding estate on one of our 6 continents.

We created the first horse game who provides realistic colour genetics in a horse game with images that mimic the real deal. Each colour has been thoroughly researched.

Colours and patterns show up on our horses as they should be in real life. This means that you can learn a lot about horse colour genetics by playing Horse Reality!

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