Careers

A Little More About Us

We are a growing team who are partial to creativity and fun. We create technology that we as gamers would want to use. Our goal is to make the easiest to use platform for recording, replaying, and reliving your games.  Period. Creating and managing replays shouldn’t be a chore. We want everyone to have what they need to improve their skills and laugh with their friends, all in one package.

Working Here

Our office is cozy, which fits our close-knit group of fun-loving folks. We have that startup feel and offer free snacks and drinks and catered lunch on Fridays. Our office building has a gym, plenty of areas to stretch our legs outdoors, and is located near Caltrain. We relax with monthly events such as gift exchanges, themed potlucks, and Magic: The Gathering tournaments.

Everyone at Plays.tv works hard and puts their unique signature on what they do. We’ve got a hot pot of assorted personalities that stew really well together. We also really like food.

Current Openings

User Experience Designer

As a User Experience Designer at Plays.tv, you’ll work collaboratively within the Design team on various disciplines of user experience, including user research, information architecture, interaction design, content, analytics, and accessibility. This includes advocating and leading a user-centered discovery process, as well as delivering concepts and prototypes that will improve the experience of Plays.tv.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and document the interaction of the user experience for desktop and web-based interfaces, applying standard user-centered design guidelines and techniques
  • Develop detailed use cases, user workflows, and user interface requirements and specifications utilizing user stories, context scenarios, journey mapping, wireframes and other design deliverables
  • Create visual designs and graphical assets for user interfaces for a variety of platforms including desktop, web, and mobile
  • Design and implement methods that provide development teams and business stakeholders an understanding of the needs and behavioral traits of end users
  • Collaborate with product management to define product requirements, markets, and users by participating in competitive analysis, user research, and developing personas

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in user-centered design and development
  • Bachelor’s degree in human-computer interaction, design, cognitive science, communication technologies, information science, or related area of study
  • Experience applying user-centered design methods such as user research, personas, information architecture, wireframing, rapid prototyping, and usability testing
  • Demonstrated experience working on desktop, web-based, and mobile applications
  • Proficiency with prototyping tools such as Sketch, Zeplin, and Photoshop

* Please submit your resume to careers@plays.tv. Also, please provide a professional portfolio of recent and past work.

Senior Backend Software Engineer

Plays.tv is looking for an outstanding, highly motivated Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate has strong experience building web applications. You strive to write high quality, tight and efficient code; know what it takes to ship a solid application to millions of users, and how to support those users. In addition, you have excellent communication skills, love solving complex problems, and want to provide a voice in product design and direction. Our engineering culture is centered around small groups and our teams get to launch new features quickly while enjoying a healthy amount of autonomy.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in design and development of web applications
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • Creative thinker who thrives in a small-team environment
  • Familiarity with the LAMP stack, particularly PHP5
  • Experience with data storage and design in SQL/NoSQL systems
  • Experience in MySQL, Cassandra, and Hadoop a plus
  • Ability to balance speed of development with code quality in a fast paced development environment
  • Experience with caching, asynchronous processing, and other methods of meeting scalability challenges in a user-facing web product
  • Experience managing and querying metrics / analytics systems a plus
  • Passion for the gaming industry is a huge plus

* Please submit your resume to careers@plays.tv.