Senior Software Engineer, Backend


Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/20/2021
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  • Company Address: 1447 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA

About PlayVS

PlayVS is building the infrastructure and official platform for high school esports. We work with game publishers and high school governing bodies to build and operate sanctioned leagues across the country. Our software products tie everything together, creating the world’s first full-stack sports platform. PlayVS is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and is rapidly expanding.

Job Description

The fastest-growing High School and Collegiate sport in America isn’t basketball or football—it’s esports—and PlayVS is the official platform for High School and Collegiate esports. We offer an incredible, full-stack esport platform—game integrations, team building tools, leagues, tournaments, and schedules—and our software products tie everything together into a cohesive experience.


We are looking for a passionate backend Software Engineer to join our team. You will be responsible for helping us build new, and maintain existing, APIs and services.


Here's What You'll Get To Do

• Work with a small team comprised of engineers, a product manager, and designer to build our product.

• Collaborate with other engineers and teams to develop new features, GraphQL APIs, improvements, and fixes to handle our current and future scale.

• Troubleshoot production issues and implement fixes for them.

• Help our customers have an awesome experience with our products.

• Write, audit, and improve our test coverage


Here's What We're Looking For

• 5+ years of product development experience

• Thorough understanding of node.js and its core principles

• Familiarity with TypeScript

• Familiarity with GraphQL and Apollo

• Experience building and delivering successful products. You can take rough themes and big ideas and turn them into product features with minimal guidance

• Passionate about PlayVS and the problem we are solving

• Committed desire to understand our customers

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Possess a growth mindset: Live and breathe experimentation, data analysis, and ruthlessly prioritize for impact

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.