Lead Mobile Engineer (iOS / Android / React Native)

Skillz Inc. – San Francisco, CA

About Skillz

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

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 13,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 800 million tournaments for 18 million players worldwide.

This 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.

Building Our SDK
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Our team continuously strives to create engaging, innovative, and exciting game play for our players. We believe our platform is the future of competitive multiplayer, and we do everything in our power to make that future a reality. Are you an Apple fan? Do you love your Android phone? Either way, you ll quickly become comfortable working with both platforms here.

We spend most of our time working in a React Native stack, but we embrace the chance to dive into native technologies as well. You ll work with player chat, our friends system, game play video streaming, over-the-air deploys, real-time matchmaking and synchronous game play support. As an SDK team member, you ll be learning and working with many of these technologies, and their related tech stacks.

Producing a cross platform SDK is a hard thing to do. Our team is excited by these challenges, and takes them head-on. When we come up against a difficult problem, or a new technology, we make it our mission to forge a path to success. We take pride in being able to plan, estimate, and deliver complex asks on time, and consider our work a reflection of ourselves.

Does this sound exciting? Do you want to push yourself to new heights? If you re bored when you re not being challenged, then we want to meet you!

What you ll do:
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  • Play an integral role in building the future of Mobile eSports!
  • Lead a team of engineers, driving career growth, mentorship, onboarding, and hiring.
  • Become an expert and mentor in our fully cross platform iOS/Android development environment.
  • Collaborate with teammates who care about building phenomenal products as much as you do.
  • Take responsibility for estimating, planning, implementing, and deploying large features and releases, with the help of your teammates.
  • Build exciting new features for our world-class multiplayer platform enabling competitions, tournaments and social features for players, spectators and streamers around the world.
  • Work with a variety of powerful front end technologies and languages, on multiple mobile platforms, including video streaming, player chat, React Native, real time game play.
  • Deploy continuously-integrated over-the-air updates containing all the amazing work you ve built to thousands of games and millions of players, instantly.
  • Cultivate our diverse player base, currently over 18 million players, more than half of which are women.
  • Your Skillz:
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  • 4+ years of mobile development experience in iOS or Android
  • 4+ years experience in a compiled language such as ObjC, Java or Kotlin.
  • Strong desire to learn and use new languages and technologies.
  • Experience planning, implementing and deploying large team projects.
  • Strong organization, and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with C++, C#, JavaScript, framework development, or game development platforms are all a plus, but not required.
  • 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, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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