Pocket Worlds

We build worlds.

Senior Software Developer (Unity)

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Apply to Pocket Worlds and hundreds of other fast-growing YC startups with a single profile.
Apply to role ›

About the role

About Pocket Worlds

Our mission is to make the metaverse a reality and our vision is a decentralized virtual world built and owned by its citizens.

We have been working towards this mission for a decade. We are the creators of Highrise, the first virtual world on mobile, which has seen extraordinary growth over the last few years and now boasts over 20 million users across iOS and Android. Every day, the citizens of Highrise come together to hangout, explore, create, collect, and trade in our metaverse, and we are on the precipice of making history once again with our expansion into Highrise World.

About This Role

As a Senior Unity Developer, you will be responsible for designing and building the architecture of the next-gen game engine for Highrise. You will be taking what Highrise is today, with its 20 million users, to the next level by building the game engine that will bring our entire world to life.

Along the way, you and your team will be building:

  • Highrise Studio. The UGC toolkit for users to craft environments, experiences, and content to populate the metaverse.
  • Highrise Social. The connecting social fabric of our world, this allows our users to meet and connect with each other in brand new ways not possible with any other virtual world.
  • Highrise Marketplace. Completing the loop between creator and consumer, the Highrise Marketplace is bringing a true e-commerce experience to the virtual world.

This role is remote, as is the entire company, but applicants from North & South America, Canada are preferred.

As Senior Software Developer, you will...

  • Solve a variety of unique technical challenges
  • Have the independence, opportunity, and the end-to-end responsibility to design, build, test and deploy the next-gen game engine and world builder for Highrise.
  • Be a technical bar-raiser for high code quality, architectural designs, and long-term approaches
  • Mentor and develop fellow engineers on the team
  • Design systems and services that are scalable and resilient
  • Collaborate with passionate, Engineers, Product Managers, and other Highrise team members, cross-functionally

To be successful in this role, we'd expect you to…

  • Exceptional C# design and programming skills with at least 5 years of software programming experience
  • You must also have at least 3 years of experience in programming with the Unity engine
  • Experience shipping software at a professional level
  • Have experience architecting, designing, and implementing of a wide array of software products
  • Have experience supporting mission-critical applications at scale
  • Be able to work well in a remote development environment
  • Be highly communicative and go out of your way to contribute to the team and help others
  • Bonus points for experience with mobile app development with iOS or Android
  • Bonus point for any side projects or games you’ve built outside of work

You'll Love:

  • Meaningful equity in an extremely fast-growing startup
  • Company-sponsored medical and dental insurance
  • Unlimited Vacation policy. Time off is important - we encourage you to take the time you need
  • Education stipend. We deeply believe in learning and self-improvement. We've set aside a budget for every employee to learn additional skills and grow
  • A Highrise Admin badge for your avatar

Closing

Our goal is to define the future of the metaverse with the product we build, and to grow from tens of millions to billions of users in the process. Pocket Worlds is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join us on this journey and together we will build something incredible.

Why you should join Pocket Worlds

ABOUT POCKET WORLDS

Pocket Worlds is a metaverse company that focuses on the power of social gameplay to connect people. We build deep, rich worlds that are social by design and last for decades. Our first world, Highrise, is a creative virtual world where people make avatars, express themselves, and create deep friendships along the way. Over 10 million people have already joined the world of Highrise, and it's growing faster every day.

We're a completely remote company with a diverse set of employees spanning 16 different countries. We are connected by a singular mission of building amazing games that bring our players together, and we live by our values, which you can read here.

Join our world class team who've shipped amazing products for Apple, Google, Electronic Arts, Zeptolab, Nanobit, and other top gaming companies.

Pocket Worlds
Founded:2013
Team Size:70
Location:Austin, TX
Founders
Anton Bernstein
Anton Bernstein
CEO
Jimmy Xu
Jimmy Xu
CTO