Building Communities Through Play
At StartPlaying, we deeply understand...
It all starts with the right team — a team that cares deeply about values, players, Game Masters, and each other.
For our GMs: We build tools to help the small creators, not the Matt Mercer’s of the world (though we still think he’s really cool). Many of our GMs make a living running games on StartPlaying which is creative, social, flexible, and meaningful work.
For our players: We wanted to create a world where every person, no matter where you live, or what language you speak, has a place to find GMs, other players, and games they love. Many of our players have found belonging in their StartPlaying communities. They’ve written books about their experiences, reconnected with family members, and attended each other’s weddings! (Ask us to see a clip during your interview 😊)
Today, we're solving the first step: creating a great user experience for both GMs and players in the virtual space. The next few steps are doing the same in the in-person space, and then eventually for kids! Over time, we will expand and innovate within and outside of the space.
As a team we have an eclectic group, and we love that. We’ve created delight in every aspect of life from conventions to brick and mortar stores. We've made products at some of the top product-led organizations and shipped experiences millions of customers still use every day.
We love passionate people who are obsessive about what they do. We care about quality over quantity and working with people that inspire and excite us. We want to give you the tools, environment, team, and resources you need to do your best work.
YCombinator, a16z, Sahil Lavingia, & Rahul Vohra among many others.
Writes code gud:
You are a software engineer generalist and you’re good at it. You own technical architecture, enjoy identifying future needs, and ideating on solutions to help us scale. You thoroughly research and document implementation options and their trade-offs, and make the best choice. You complete your work with a high degree of quality.
You enjoy pointing out code that ‘smells’, enforcing best practices/conventions, teaching new concepts, and reviewing code/coaching junior engineers through your reviews.
Technical Direction Setter:
You are a documentation god; laying the groundwork for best practices, contributing to the wiki, owning code conventions guide, and linting rules. You vet and re-vet tools and frameworks and you’re not afraid to call out the CTO on his shit!
You are a great teammate and usually the glue for your team. Doing the needed, but often invisible, tasks to keep the team moving forward and shipping their best work. Working behind the scenes to expedite the most important projects and ensure that they cross the finish line. (Learn more here)
Have taken the Oath of Growth:
You have a growth mindset. You give and receive feedback well without being combative or getting defensive, take accountability for your mistakes and choose to learn from them, and you approach subjects and issues with curiosity.
You excel at understanding and solving complex problems, identifying tech pain points, and thinking about future implications of a solution/feature. You also have incredible attention to detail.
You have strong communication (written and verbal) and can use that ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions.
You bring your authentic self to work and are able to have fun, not take yourself too seriously, and genuinely love what you do.
Apply here: StartPlaying.Games/Careeres
✅ Taking Care of Your Future ✅
🏝 Generous Time Off 🏝
✍️ Investing in Your Growth ✍️
💯 Setting You Up For Success 💯
At StartPlaying, we value diversity. We are an equal-opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. (We shouldn’t have to say that, but we, unfortunately, have to)
✨ Hello! ✨ - StartPlaying.Games is the largest marketplace for finding game masters to host digital tabletop games like D&D. Today, more than 40 million people play D&D around the world and sales have grown by double-digit percentages for the last five consecutive years. But still finding people to host and play these games with is challenging. Most solutions involve digging through discord servers, reddit, and specialty forums. So we built StartPlaying.Games to solve this problem.