Heroic Story

Decentralized Disney

Full Stack Software Engineer

Location
Los Angeles / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Jay Rosenkrantz
Jay Rosenkrantz
Founder

About the role

At Heroic Story, we're building the next version of Dungeons & Dragons: a collaborative, community-owned worldbuilding game, powered by smart contracts and NFTs.

Join our engineering team and help us build innovative and high impact web 3 experiences!

The Mission 🚀

Creating stories can be fun and beautiful, and also a huge pain. We're turning the production of stories into a multiplayer game, and helping writers and aritsts — the most under-rewarded creators in history — capture more value from their creations.

We're doing this by building a decentralized IP creation engine at scale, with clear economics from the get-go.

If Spiderman were created today, a player would feed the hero token Peter Parker into our game. Stan Lee would host it and the output would be minted as an NFT. The community would own pieces of their creation, and collaborate with writers, artists, and developers to make Spiderman comics, movies, games, and tv shows. All participating in a decentralized creator economy to earn along the way.

The role ⛑️

We're looking for someone to own substantial portions of the product. You'll be working directly with the founders and a team of senior engineers to make sure our product, tech, and design goals are met. Join us on this epic journey and help us shape the creator economy of tomorrow!🚀

Our Co-founders 🧑‍🤝‍🧑

The brothers Rosenkrantz — Jay and Scott — have shipped VR games, built virtual influencers on Twitch, and popular entertainment across all media including film and television. During the Internet poker boom of the 2000s, Jay was one of the top online poker players in the world (he even starred on a reality television show that he co-created)!

Some of the top writers and storytellers in the world (Marvel, Star Wars) are lined up to host our games, and we're well-capitalized with funding from top entertainment and crypto funds, and gaming industry angels including the co-founder of Twitch and co-founder of Kabam. You can't build decentralized Disney in a day (and crypto is volatile!) so we're well equipped to weather any bear markets.

Hard problems we're solving 🎯

Help digital creators get paid what they deserve: We're turning the production of stories into a multiplayer game, and helping writers and artists — the most under-rewarded creators in history — capture more value from their work.

Build a web 3 platform, which doesn’t sacrifice premium experience for decentralization: bridging the gap between blockchain technologies and the best experiences web 2 has to offer.

Smart contract extensibility: we're making a virtual economy and we want people to make a living from our gaming platform — that's the level of impact our smart contracts and apps will have. They'll need high reliability, extensibility, and thoughtful separation of concerns. We want to grow our games and offerings over time, and we'll need to think through how we release our smart contracts so that they can last many years.

Multi-chain interoperability. If we build a game on Eth and someone wants to build on top of our work using Solana, how do we enable that?

Consumer messaging, onboarding, and security. We think entertainment and games are going to be the on ramp for many people in the world of crypto. Current onboarding experiences are rough at best and we're helping our community by building better education and UX using Discord, Discord bots, web apps, and mobile apps. We also need to help everyone stay secure by sharing continually evolving best practices.

What you might do in first 60 days 🗓️

  • Help us launch season 1 of our game show, shipping code that powers a giant entertainment spectacle the likes of which the world has never seen 🔥
  • Build a beautiful NFT collecting experience AND an amazing UI for streaming of our games on Twitch & YouTube
  • Learn from blockchain experts we've sourced on best practices in web3
  • Write Smart Contracts
  • Learn bleeding-edge services & frameworks like chainlink vrf & Thirdweb SDK

Application:

  1. LinkedIn (preferred) or resume
  2. Github repo (preferred) or code snippet you think is representative
  3. Include a note that explains what you are looking for, and what honestly draws you to Heroic Story and this role.
  4. (Optional) Writing you've done, games or entertainment projects you've created, or anything else you think is relevant

Also: join our Discord ([https://discord.gg/heroicstory]) and play in a test game. You'll have a better sense of what we're building, and we'd love to hear your thoughts on how to improve the game.


Required Skills

You will be successful on our team if you:

  • Write code for 1. other humans to read; and 2. for machines to optimally execute
  • Are capable of operating autonomously
  • Like to cover your work with unit tests
  • Are flexible in switching context and working on what’s important today
  • Work well within a team and can effectively communicate (async & realtime)
  • Have experience with our current technology stack (Docker/Node/TypeScript/React/GraphQL/Next) or equivalent technologies
  • Have built SPA’s, client-server applications, micro-services and/or API’s
  • Can work with SQL & NoSQL db’s
  • Have a working knowledge of dev ops
  • Have an understanding of the way Smart Contracts work

Bonus points

  • Previous experience working on defi/NFT projects
  • Experience building games
  • Direct experience on a high growth consumer product
  • Writer, artist, or storyteller

Company values and what it's like to work here

During our YC batch, we were considered one of the most fun companies! That feeling of fun during the work week permeates the culture we are building. You can read more about our core values and team here: https://www.notion.so/heroicstory/Jobs-at-Heroic-Story-e632e23e8788404a9548acba24b7bc25

Why you should join Heroic Story

We're building decentralized Disney, and starting by creating a collaborative, community-owned worldbuilding game powered by smart contracts and NFTs. We're well-capitalized to build for the long run,with funding from top entertainment and crypto funds, and gaming industry angels including the co-founder of Twitch and co-founder of Kabam. The impact of decentralized technologies on the world will be seismic, and we're at the beginning of the next dotcom boom. Web 3 tools are in their infancy and blockchain computing faces significant challenges. We're going to solve so many interesting problems and build the most knowledgeable and talented creative community in the world. Join us on the wild ride and help pioneer how these technologies will impact the future of meaningful storytelling and entertainment.

Heroic Story
Founded:2019
Team Size:11
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Founders
Jay Rosenkrantz
Jay Rosenkrantz
Founder
Scott Rosenkrantz
Scott Rosenkrantz
Founder