Senior Software Engineer, Social

Rec Room

Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
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  • Company Address: 300 Elliott Ave W Suite 450, Seattle, WA, 98199, US

About Rec Room

Rec Room Inc. was founded in April 2016 by a small team with a shared passion for VR, AR, social, and multiplayer experiences. Since then, we've been growing and hiring top talent!

Rec Room is a virtual social club where you create and play games with friends. Play multiplayer games like Paintball, or just chill in the park. Discover over 1M player-created rooms, with new ones added daily. Or build your rooms with friends. It's cross-platform (i.e., Occulus, PlayStation, Steam, & iOS) and free, so come and join the fun!

Job Description

Rec Room is the best place to build and play games together. Chat, hang out, explore MILLIONS of rooms, or build something new to share with us all! Our Community team is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to build the systems which ensure players can find the people and content that they enjoy. In this role, you will build game features to showcase this content, including compelling social and inclusive experiences that connect millions of players 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


  • Work autonomously and iteratively to help creators build fanbases and connect players with content and people that delight them
  • Design, build, and maintain features of player communication, social system, content promotion, and content discovery systems using C# and various backend technologies. 
  • Use metrics to track feature performance and inform design decisions
  • Collaborate across teams and disciplines to build great new technology for our players


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience writing production distributed systems or cloud services using C#
  • 5+ years of experience building and shipping production-ready gameplay code (i.e., C# or C++) 
  • Excellent cross-discipline communication skills 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, autonomous, and ambiguous environment
  • A constant desire to learn, improve, and help others improve


  • Experience with Game Development and Game Engines (preferably Unity)
  • Knowledge of synchronization techniques in stateless distributed systems, and experience building RESTful API backend services
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure cloud services
  • Experience with Personalization or Machine Learning 
  • Experience with non-relational database/storage technology (i.e., NoSQL, blob storage, etc.)
  • Experience developing for multiple platforms (mobile, console, VR)
  • Passion for game design, specifically game feel and high-quality player feedback
  • Experience working on a live online service


Rec Room offers generous medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. We also support your retirement benefits with a company match. Rec Room values work-life balance by providing unlimited paid time off. Our company values are real and drive our culture. We work hard to be a safe and friendly place for people from all walks of life. 

Rec Room provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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