Frontend Developer

Posted on Mar 08, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🌎 Worldwide

About Colonist

#1 Free Online Alternative to Settlers of Catan. Our guild members ensure that the Colonist brand, website, and game are running smoothly, whilst continuously using our skills to improve the game. We are perfectionists who try to do the highest quality work we can.

Common Questions

  • Where do you see Colonist in 5 years? We'll be the number 1 strategy game on the internet and will have grown our playerbase 20x.
  • What is your roadmap? Lately, we've been improving matchmaking and building out the league system and friends system. We plan to begin working soon on our mobile version, as well as improving profiles and trades, and much more! You can see and add to our pipeline here: Suggestions
  • What are the salaries like? We pay close to other game companies salaries. We also give stock, so you'll own a portion of Colonist.
  • I am worried about from a copyright standpoint? Game mechanics can not be copyrighted. We own all of our assets & codebase. Colonist has no copyright issues.
  • What is your tech stack? HTML, CSS, TypeScript, Pixi.js, Node.js, PostgreSQL, and more.
  • Are your positions remote? Yes, we're fully remote and everyone is in different continents.

Read our employee testimonials here ->

The Position

We are looking for a developer who can work towards improving our user-facing features.


  • Communicate with designer for improvements in the designs
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Improve designs while implementing
  • Write clean code that can be easily understood by non programmers
  • Communicate with backend devs to finalize APIs & data structures
  • Communicate with users & testers to figure out bugs and fix them
  • Propose UX improvements & ideas
  • Optimize page loading times
  • Create responsive implementations


  • Mainly work with: HTML, EJS, SCSS, TypeScript, Webpack, PIXI.js, Browser Dev Tools
  • Optionally work with: Node.js, Sentry, Eslint, Stylelint,
  • Has an eye for design, is careful, detail oriented, responsive, good English, proactive, collaborative, learns new tech
  • Willing to follow established patterns and best practices

Our Hiring Process

Here's what the typical process looks like:

  1. "Apply Now" will direct you to a form to let us know you better
  2. Video call with one of the Co-Founders to see if there is a good cultural fit
  3. We will give you a challenge to see your skills and ask for an iteration
  4. Small part-time project with the team
  5. Offer


Being part of the Colonist team allows you to:

  • Work on your own time. We work asynchronously and hate meetings
  • Have an impact and say on what to develop and design for the players
  • Fast decision and development cycle
  • Grow with the team and experience a young startup culture with members from all over the world
  • Have infinite Colonist coins!
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