Software Engineer


Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/27/2021
  • Website:
  • 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 Senior Software Engineer to join our Checkpoint team. You will be responsible for feature development, backend architecture and design, and writing tests. You will be part of the successful delivery of new features and services, as well as the day-to-day successful operation of existing services. You will be a mentor to other engineers at the company and consistently strive to up-level the broader engineering team.


Here's What You'll Get To Do

  • Develop and deliver new product features
  • Help the team's engineering manager and product owner plan sprints and appropriately scope project and feature requests
  • Work across both technical and business focused teams to provide our customers with an awesome experience with our products
  • Improve engineering processes and tools to increase team effectiveness
  • Mentor fellow engineers and provide high-quality code reviews
  • Contribute to design documents and other technical discussions


Here's What We're Looking For

  • 4+ years of product development experience
  • Thorough understanding of node.js and its core principles
  • Experience in JavaScript, preferably TypeScript
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or a related relational database
  • Committed desire to understand our customers
  • Possess a growth mindset: Live and breathe experimentation and ruthlessly prioritize for impact
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Here’s What Is Nice To Have

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or other technical field
  • Experience with GraphQL and Apollo
  • Experience working with big data platforms and AWS technologies
  • Experience with React

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