Players' Lounge

Earn money and crypto playing your favorite AAA video games

Software Engineer (Backend)

$90k - $150k / 0.00% - 0.05%
Location
Manchester, UK | New York, NY / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Dan Delaney
Dan Delaney
Founder

About the role

Company Introduction

Players’ Lounge enables gamers of all skill levels to earn money and cryptocurrency playing their favorite AAA video games. Our mission at Players’ Lounge is to give gamers a social and monetary return on investment of their gaming time. We are the game agnostic, play-to-earn layer for the most popular games in the world. To date, we have raised $20m in funding. Investors include: ycombinator, Samsung, Griffin Gaming Partners, Strauss Zelnick, Drake, Marissa Mayer and Myles Garrett.

When hiring candidates, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in our culture, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, grow rapidly, and love our work. We also know how critical it is to celebrate and support our differences. Employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences and opinions enables our employees, our product and our community to flourish. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. To help facilitate this, we support remote, hybrid or onsite work at our New York City or Manchester, UK offices.

Job Description

We are looking for a Software Engineer, specialising in Node.js, interested in building performant and reliable APIs. You will be responsible for architecting and building new APIs that power our core web and mobile applications. Additionally, you will coordinate with teams responsible for other layers of the product infrastructure. Building a product is a highly collaborative effort, and as such, a strong team player with a commitment to perfection is required. As an engineer at Players' Lounge, you'll need to actively communicate with your teammates to ensure that your work is contributing to the team's collective goal.

Our ideal candidate uses our product, has a passion for gaming and our company mission, and works hard to ensure everyone knows about Players’ Lounge. We want our team members to take initiative to improve our product through a deep concern for the user experience and the maintainability of our codebase, while effectively managing the tradeoffs between feature development and refactoring.

Responsibilities

  • Build robust and scalable APIs in Node.js with TypeScript
  • Expand our core GraphQL API that powers our web and mobile applications
  • Write maintainable code that can be understood by engineers of all levels
  • Build robust automated tests to test edge cases and ensure consistency in our products
  • Contribute to the design and architecture of distributed systems and services
  • Regularly communicate with frontend teams to ensure our APIs are fit for purpose

Skills

We don’t expect anyone to have experience with all the technologies outlined here, this is just an indicative list of some of the tech we use daily.

  • Experience with Node.js and ideally Nest.js
  • Experience working with IaC systems (specifically Terraform)
  • Experience with various database systems including both SQL and NoSQL solutions
  • Ability to write well-documented, clean JavaScript / TypeScript code
  • History of working in a DevOps environment
  • Experience working with AWS (API Gateway, Lambda, CloudFront, EC2)
  • Understanding of GraphQL APIs and GraphQL concepts
  • Experience with Test Driven Development

Why you should join Players' Lounge

Players’ Lounge enables gamers of all skill levels to earn money and cryptocurrency playing their favorite AAA video games. Our mission at Players’ Lounge is to give gamers a social and monetary return on investment of their gaming time. We are the game agnostic, play-to-earn layer for the most popular games in the world.

We have raised $20m in funding. Investors include: ycombinator, Samsung, Griffin Gaming Partners, Strauss Zelnick, Drake and Myles Garrett.

Players' Lounge
Founded:2014
Team Size:13
Location:NY
Founders
Dan Delaney
Dan Delaney
Founder
Zach Dixon
Zach Dixon
Founder
Austin Woolridge
Austin Woolridge
Founder