Frontend Devoper

Play Magnus Oslo Full-time
Salary Competitive
Coding a smarter world through chess. Play Magnus is seeking to hire a Frontend Developer to join the team’s mission of making the world a smarter place through chess. The ideal candidate for this role is positive, passionate, ambitious, and a solid team player. It’s someone that can create awesome code and produce frontend that enhances our brand. We’re looking for a developer that’s eager to learn new things and improve their skills, in a creative, fast-paced and ambitious team environment.

Your Responsibilities

  • Development of the original Play Magnus, Magnus Trainer, and Tactics Frenzy apps. The team is also doing more web development moving forward.

  • Collaborate with the product owner following the backlog priorities.

  • Work well in a team environment.

  • Demonstrate modesty and respect when receiving feedback from your team and vice versa.

  • Contribute to the creative team with new ideas and game design suggestions.

  • Be able to follow up on already created code and adapt to infrastructure already in place.

We expect you to

  • Be fluent in English. It’s an advantage to be good at Norwegian (oral and written), but not a requirement.

  • Be based in Oslo or be willing to relocate here to work tightly together with the rest of the team.

  • To have completed a Bachelor’s or Masters' degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or natural sciences.

  • Have the ability to quickly get up to speed with existing code and a fast learner.

  • To have the experience, an interest in working with, or learning any of the following programming languages: JavaScript/TypeScript, C#, Swift, Kotlin, and Clojure.

  • To have excellent communication skills.

  • Manage tight delivery schedules.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with designing software architecture sketches and diagrams (UML).

  • Passion for game and software development.

  • You don’t need to know how to play chess, but we hope you would eventually want to, meaning to either have an interest in chess or to have the desire to learn as much as you can about chess.

  • Be interested in working and/or learning SQL, cloud solutions, and server maintenance best practices.

  • Bonus points if you have experience with backend and cloud solutions.

We offer

  • Strong company values.

  • Challenging and interesting work.

  • Full flexibility of hours.

  • Home office when needed.

  • That you’re able to tell your friends and family you work with digital products for the world’s best chess player. Which is pretty cool, especially in Norway.

  • Full-time employment in central Oslo offices at Mesh.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Working at
Play Magnus

We create digital products for Magnus Carlsen, the worlds best chess player. We're a dynamic team full of passionate, talented young people. So far, we have three successful apps on App Store and Google Play Store. Our mission is to make the world a smarter place through chess.Play Magnus has central offices at Mesh.

Read more about Play Magnus

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