Frontend Developer

Posted: 4 months
€2.500 - €4.000
Remote Europe or Hybrid Cardiff, Netherlands

(Senior) Frontend Developer

Looking for a (Senior) Frontend Developer to help us bring our game Horse Reality to the next level!

Are you a skilled (Senior) Frontend Developer with a passion for gaming? Look no further! Studio Deloryan is on the hunt for developers to help us take our game to the next level.

Who Are We?

At Studio Deloryan, we're not just game developers; we're a community of creators with a passion for crafting realistic management games. Our flagship project, Horse Reality, boasts a vibrant community of 10k daily active players and an average of 50k monthly active players. We celebrate the diverse perspectives, experiences, and talents of every team member, actively encouraging everyone to contribute their ideas, fostering an autonomous culture.

Our journey began years ago when our founder built the game from scratch using PHP, jQuery, Javascript, and MySQL. In 2020, we embarked on a transformation, migrating the game to the Laravel framework, an ongoing process. We're also embracing decoupled microservices and containerised infrastructure to pave the way for future growth.

Horse Reality, sets a new standard for horse management games. We've meticulously recreated horse genetics, delivering a realistic experience that educates players about horse colour genetics. Join us in revolutionising the gaming industry with creativity, empathy, and a love for horses.

What We Are Looking For

We’re on the lookout for a (Senior) Frontend Developer to help elevate Horse Reality to new heights. You will play a crucial role in shaping the frontend. Together with our lead developer Verdanta, you will establish a cohesive frontend strategy and bring it to life across the game.

Here are a few key things you can find in our stack at the moment:

PHP (Laravel), MySQL, SCSS, Redis, Docker, Git, JavaScript, Tailwind CSS, Jquery, Jquery-UI, Pusher, Notifyjs, Popper, and TinyMCE.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop Strategy:Collaborate closely with our lead developer Verdanta, to devise a consistent frontend strategy and execute it throughout the game.
  • Building reusable and high performant components: Create adaptable, reusable, and high-performance frontend components that are accessible, responsive, and cross-browser compatible, in line with our scaling ambitions.
  • Architectural Transformation: Migrate existing and redesigned pages to our Laravel-based architecture, employing standard MVC patterns and Blade templating engine.
  • Code Enhancement: Strengthen the robustness of existing frontend elements through refactoring and bug-fixing.
  • Code Review: Conduct thorough code reviews for frontend changes made by fellow developers to maintain high-quality standards.
  • Holistic Development: Consider security, maintenance, scalability, and other essential factors when crafting frontend solutions.
  • Testing and Debugging: Ensure the reliability and performance of frontend components through rigorous testing and debugging.
  • Craft Clean Code: Write clean, efficient code that contributes to a seamless user experience.
  • Stay Current: Keep a watchful eye on emerging trends and best practices in the ever-evolving world of web development.


  • Are you versatile in JavaScript? Strong JavaScript skills are a must. You'll need to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different frameworks and libraries.
  • Do you master HTML/CSS? Proficiency in crafting user-friendly, visually engaging interfaces with HTML, CSS, and SCSS is required..
  • Are you driven by performance? If you've created efficient, high-performance web applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and have a strategic approach to scalability, you'll fit right in.
  • Do you have a curiosity beyond JavaScript? While your expertise in JavaScript is a given, it would be great if you also have a broad interest in other areas of technology. Familiarity with backend languages like PHP, especially within the Laravel framework, would make you an even more compelling candidate.
  • Are you a problem solver who takes ownership? We value self-starters with a proactive mindset, a flair for creative problem-solving, and a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Can you communicate and manage time effectively? Clear communication in English is essential, as is the ability to manage your time well.
  • Are you eligible to work in the EU? You must have legal authorisation to work in the European Union.


  • Keen on UX/UI Design? An affinity for UX/UI will definitely give you an edge.
  • Are You a Gamer? A background or strong interest in gaming aligns well with our projects.
  • Horse Enthusiast? Familiarity with horses or equestrian sports would be interesting.
  • Ever tackled legacy code? If you've worked with legacy systems and improved them, that's a plus.
  • How about container tools and databases? Experience or interest in Docker, Kubernetes, or Elastic Search is beneficial.
  • Comfortable with Linux and hosting? Familiarity with Linux and hosting solutions like Hetzner is advantageous.
  • Experienced in agile workflows? While not a strict requirement, ability to work in an agile setting with weekly catch-ups and 1-week sprints is useful.

Why Work at Studio Deloryan?

At Studio Deloryan, we are on a mission to redefine work. We consider our 32-hour workweek the “new norm”. This innovative approach allows our team members to enjoy more quality time for themselves, focusing on what truly matters in life. We empower our team members to work from anywhere, anytime, as long as they meet their responsibilities and are available during our core communication hours. This flexibility fosters a culture of autonomy, well-being, and a harmonious work-life balance. Join us in shaping the future of work at Studio Deloryan.

  • Flexible Work Hours: Embrace a 32-hour workweek, spread across five days with 6.5h per day. Start your workday on your terms, with core hours for communication.
  • 💶 Salary: Earn a gross monthly salary ranging from €2.500 - €4.000, depending on experience. Plus, a 50% Christmas bonus.
  •  ⛱ Paid Time Off: 25 vacation days, an additional 2-week holiday break during our company closing at Christmas, and time off on national holidays in your country of residence.
  •  💻 Extra Benefits: Company laptop, a €500 work from home budget, a €1000 educational budget to enhance your skills (based on full-time employment), and other benefits. 
  •  🏠 Flexible Working: Choose to work from our office in the Dutch Game Garden in The Netherlands, embrace hybrid remote work, or work fully remotely. And yes, we have an office dog!  
  •  🌿 Autonomy and Responsibility: Experience a high degree of freedom and personal responsibility in your work. 
  •  ☁  Your Needs Matter: Consider the above benefits a baseline. We're open to discussions about what will make you feel happy and empowered in your role.

Please note that we do not offer relocation and/or visa support.

Join Studio Deloryan and Power Up Your Career in Gaming!

If you are ready to join a growing game studio and make a significant impact on our success, apply now and embark on an exciting journey in the gaming industry!

Shoot us an email with your resumé and motivation to join us.

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About Studio Deloryan

Our Team

We're a team of animal-lovers, makers, thinkers and explorers. We want to create games that park 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.


Deloryan's journey began with a childhood passion for horses, nurtured by her aunt's horse breeding farm. This early exposure to horses ignited her love for these animals. As she entered adulthood, her passion remained unwavering, leading her to explore horse-themed games.

She asked herself the question: "Where can we find a horse game tailored towards grown-ups?" Fact was, there weren't many options out there. Inspired by the desire for a different kind of horse game than the standard "unicorn-and-rainbow" experience, she set out on a journey, which was the starting point of Horse Reality.

In collaboration with a friend, Deloryan envisioned a realistic horse game that mimicked real-life genetics, breeding, and horse management. What two friends started as a lighthearted concept, Deloryan evolved into a serious undertaking.

In October 2018, Horse Reality was released and quickly gained popularity. Nowadays, in 2023, the game has a daily active player base of 10.000 players, and on average a monthly active player base of 50.000.

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