Engineer

Playco | Tokyo, Japan

Date listed

1 month ago

Remote

Yes

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Justin here at Playco. We are looking for passionate, collaborative team members to join us in creating games that billions of people can play together. We have just come out of stealth mode to announce $100 million in a Series A fundraise, led by Sequoia Capital. We have been valued at $1 billion and scaling quickly.
Playco has the world's most advanced javascript game technologies, including an engine, server infrastructure, analytics and marketing, among other cool products. We are hiring senior engineers who can tackle architecture and APIs for our game technology on small teams of 5-7 engineers.
We are looking for folks to work on our engine and server technologies, the games themselves, or both. For flavor: We maintain our own redux-like lambda-style append-only database for more than 300M users; other examples of projects include when we used code mods to port our engine from a proprietary module and class system to es6. There are numerous projects ongoing, such as first class typescript support to facilitate better tooling and API documentation, a react-powered webgl-based UI system, and our own in-house ads bidding system.
We have projects for hosted real-time multiplayer gaming, social gaming, cross-compilation to native platforms, and many other core infrastructure tools that we would welcome your support on defining and creating.
Here are some additional links about our exciting news:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/social-gaming-startup-valued-at...
https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/21/playco-launch-funding/
https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO64106060R20C20A9TJC000/
https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/74613/master-the-meta-three...
Our technologies and engine have already been in front of hundreds of millions of users, and we're adding millions of new users monthly. This is a high leverage position, and very senior. We prefer remote work from any timezone because we're looking to build the best engineering team in the world, but we do make office space available in Tokyo, Mountain View, San Francisco, Seoul, and Sophia. For the right hire we will be flexible to obtain a visa to anywhere where we have offices if it helps.
We are also actively looking for new team members across ranges of leadership roles in product, engineering, business development, and operations.

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