Backend Engineer

    • Portland, OR

About Skillz:

Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for a booming mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with access to fun and fair competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make esports accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 20,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host billions of casual esports tournaments for 30 million players worldwide.

Last year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50 (for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America. 

The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.

What you'll do:

  • Master the entire application life-cycle including research, design, development, testing, along with continuous deployment and delivery
  • Develop complex, highly available, distributed, cloud-based solutions, and maintain its high level of quality software
  • Add exciting new features to our world-class platform enabling competitions, tournaments and social features for players, spectators and streamers around the world
  • Collaborate with teammates who care about building great products as much as you do

Your Skillz:

  • Have the ability to work in a dynamic agile development environment, as members of the team play a role in the entire life cycle of development
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages such as Java, Golang, or C++
  • Experience with cloud-based datastore technologies such as RDS, Redis, DynamoDB, and ElasticSearch including design and optimization
  • Experience working with one or more: Docker, Kubernetes, public clouds (i.e. AWS, GCP), Spring Boot, Microservices, CI/CD technologies, distributed systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, debug, and solve the complex problems that distributed, scalable systems introduce

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status.


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