Who is Recruiting from Scratch:
Recruiting from Scratch is a premier talent firm that focuses on placing the best product managers, software, and hardware talent at innovative companies. Our team is 100% remote and we work with teams across the United States to help them hire. We work with companies funded by the best investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global Management, A16Z, Accel, DFJ, and more.
About Our Client
Our client is a gaming startup building an Anime-themed massively multiplayer dungeon building RPG game, blending the best qualities of top-notch action games, role-playing games, and game creation tools into one beautiful social experience. They have raised over $17.5M in seed and Series A funding from a16z GPs. Our client is currently seeing an explosion of interest in Anime in the US: Attack on Titan, Genshin Impact, League of Legends (Battle Academia skins) are early indicators of a greater long-term trend. As Anime fans themselves, they are incredibly excited to be building a 2.5D multiplayer world with an Anime-inspired theme, where players can make their own islands and games (starting with dungeons!) within a single shared world, and add custom art and stories to their creations.
As a senior software engineer at Pahdo Labs, you will be building and owning backend services, game code, and software infrastructure that powers our multiplayer online game and content creation tools. You will help shape the direction of the wondrous and dream-like social and creative experience we are building for our players.
We strive for a high standard of engineering quality and are solving unique software design and scalability challenges. You will have an outsized impact at a Series A gaming startup, joining a team of engineers from Robinhood, Microsoft, Dropbox, Salesforce, and other top tech companies.
Build, test, and release core game features
Architect solutions with other engineers to solve UX, gameplay, and scalability challenges and implement them end-to-end
Make trade-offs as you work to ensure that our systems are prepared to scale
Finish your mission and tasks with autonomy and be scrappy if necessary
Familiarity with working with distributed systems and cloud infrastructure
Familiarity with modern programming languages such as Go, Python, Java, C++, etc.
Familiarity with modern database technologies such as PostgreSQL and NoSQL databases
Past experience or willingness to learn modern game engines (Unity, Godot)
Past experience in backend tech or multiplayer experience
Love of games, especially sandbox games like Minecraft, MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, and 2D isometric games like Dofus, Hades, and Tree of Savior
Description of Your Work
You will be building a state-of-the-art massive multiplayer game which scales to 1000s of players on a single map and millions of concurrent players overall
You will grapple with software design trade-offs to engineer a game that is simultaneously secure from bad actors but also extremely smooth and performant
You will work in a modern software tech stack, using Go, Postgres, gRPC, Websocket, and an open source game engine (Godot)
Unlimited paid time off with 2-week vacation minimum
100% employer-paid medical, vision, and dental insurance for the employee
Competitive tech industry pay
Base Salary: $130,000 to $170,000
Must be based in or willing to relocate to NYC