Skillz

Mobile Software Architect

3+ months agoPortland, OR

About Skillz:

Skillz is the leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition. 

The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly and 10 million developers worldwide. Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $86 billion last year to $161 billion in 2025. 

As the first publicly-traded (NYSE: SKLZ) mobile esports platform, Skillz has pioneered the future of the gaming industry. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month.

Through its philanthropic initiatives, Skillz has harnessed the power of its platform to transform the way nonprofits engage with donors, enabling anyone with a mobile device to support causes such as the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, and NAACP by playing in Skillz tournaments.

Skillz has also earned recognition as one of San Francisco Business Times’ Best Places to Work, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Parity.org’s Best Companies for Women to Advance, a two-time winner of CNBC’s Disruptor 50, one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000.

What you'll do:

  • Define and drive the technical strategy for the Skillz platform
  • Create best practices, write proof of concepts, and drive the future of our mobile SDKs and client applications.
  • Work on highly scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed systems
  • Evaluate technical designs and ensure they align with the long term technical and business strategy
  • Coach, mentor, and uplevel engineers across the company
  • Collaborate with teammates who care about building great products as much as you do

Your Skillz:

  • 5+ years mobile development experience in iOS and Android
  • Experience planning, implementing and deploying large cross-functional projects
  • Strong desire to learn and use new languages and technologies
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud provider is a huge plus

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.

 

Job ID: 2980369