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Head of Engineering (Remote)

Company
Playback Rewards
Pay
$140,000 - $180,000 / Year 
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Fulltime
Level
Senior level
Skills

Job Description

Playback Rewards is seeking a Head of Engineering at the director or senior manager level to join our startup team and help build a powerful, scalable video game rewards platform. In this role, you’ll lead a team of developers while contributing to code and will guide design and architecture decisions.

Key responsibilities:
  • Lead strategy and architecture development for our React/Typescript/Node.js code base, taking our product from its current early stage to full production and scaling to millions of users
  • Collaborate on fast-iterating delivery of feature requirements, bridging development with product, design, and analytics teams
  • Make impactful hands-on code contributions across our full stack
  • Manage and growing our development team (currently 2 senior contributors) and an external dev partner, supporting a strong startup development culture
  • Implement CI/CD pipelines to automate the build, test, and deployment processes, ensuring rapid and reliable delivery of code to production
  • Participate in code reviews, providing constructive feedback to team members and ensuring code quality and consistency.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance our technology and innovate

Requirements:
  • 7+ years of experience in professional web application development
  • 2+ years of direct people management experience (additionally, experience managing external development resources) in a startup environment
  • Extensive experience developing and deploying public-facing React applications to mobile production environments
  • Extensive experience in developing and architecting scalable backend systems using Node.js and TypeScript.
  • Experience architecting systems that utilize real-time data streaming and messaging
  • Experience with architecting and deploying complex cloud solutions on GCP, Azure, AWS, and/or Firebase
  • Experience in supporting and leading teams in Agile methodologies and technologies
  • Strong understanding of API development and integrations

Your also bring to the table:
  • A builder/doer mentality
  • Focus on supporting and serving business goals
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills with an orientation toward communication and teamwork
  • An understanding of the tradeoffs and process needed in an early stage company to quickly move a product from early stage to production

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent foundational technical experience)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or Firestore
  • Experience with CSS, animation frameworks, and responsive design

Who We Are:
Playback Rewards is building a loyalty rewards program and game discoverability platform for gamers. We are a remote first company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. You’ll join a passionate, early-stage team of industry veterans who are looking to make a big impact in the global video games industry.

We have a supportive and flexible work environment where we hold ourselves and each other to a high standard. Everyone is empowered with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility, and trust. We move fast, embrace change and the unknown, and are always learning and improving. We are product and player focused, and are all willing to dive in and get our hands dirty in order to build the best product possible and achieve success.

We offer a competitive salary range of $140k-$180k annually; 4 weeks of flexible paid time off and company holidays; comprehensive health, dental, vision insurance (all 50% company paid); and a 401k plan (with 4% company match).



About Playback Rewards:

Who We Are:Playback Rewards is building a loyalty rewards program and game discoverability platform for gamers. We are a remote first company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. You’ll join a passionate, early-stage team of industry veterans who are looking to make a big impact in the global video games industry. We have a supportive and flexible work environment where we hold ourselves and each other to a high standard. Everyone is empowered with a high degree of autonomy, responsibility, and trust. We move fast, embrace change and the unknown, and are always learning and improving. We are product and player focused, and are all willing to dive in and get our hands dirty in order to build the best product possible and achieve success. We offer competitive salaries; 4 weeks of flexible paid time off and company holidays; comprehensive health, dental, vision insurance (all 50% company paid); and a 401k (with 4% company match).

 
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2772057
Posted
13 days ago
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Last updated 11 days ago


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