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

Please submit your resume to careers@plays.tv

Director/Senior Product Manager

We are looking for a highly motivated Director / Senior Product Manager to join our team of passionate thinkers and problem solvers. The ideal candidate is someone who has experience leading product exploration and definition within fast-paced businesses that deliver consumer-facing products and services. You understand the problem that we are solving and know what is required to measure the success of our efforts. You thrive in an individual contributor role, but enjoy partnering with people from across the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a champion for the consumer and user experience
  • Drive necessary conversations to identify key customer needs and business goals
  • Assist in aligning priorities and developing the product roadmap/backlog
  • Define features & processes: partner with the design team to translate concepts to requirements (for either MVP or iteration)
  • Manage sprint kick off process and support ongoing daily workflow of designers and engineers
  • Measure results of development efforts and determine the path forward
  • Partner with Marketing and other business functions to improve customer messaging channels and tools

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of product management experience in consumer software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; extremely attentive to detail
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining alignment with leadership team
  • BA/BS and previous startup experience a plus

Senior Product Designer

As a Senior Product Designer at Plays.tv, you will work closely with our Product Design team to build our core desktop, web, and mobile products for gamers and the gaming community. You will have a strong understanding and practice of user experience design, visual design, user research, information architecture, interaction design, content strategy, analytics, and accessibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Design for desktop, web, and mobile 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 consistent and cohesive visual designs and graphical assets for user interfaces across different platforms
  • 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 managers to define product requirements, markets, and users by participating in competitive analysis, user research, and developing personas
  • Work closely with developers to implement pixel perfect designs with a strong understanding of front end development and technical constraints

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of product design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in human-computer interaction, design, cognitive science, communication technologies, information science, or relevant work experience
  • 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, and mobile applications
  • Proficiency with design tools such as Sketch, Zeplin, Photoshop, Illustrator, and prototyping tools

Bonus Points If:

  • You play video games on PC
  • You have experience shipping products related to gaming or video consumer products

**To apply, please provide your resume and portfolio of current and past work

Data Architect

Plays.tv is looking for a Data Architect to help build out the next phase of our business intelligence system.  As a consumer facing product, we capture metrics on how our users use our product, as well as run different A/B experiments to see what drives better user engagement and conversion.  You are someone who has been involved in building a data pipeline in the past and you have experience helping teams design their data models such that key metrics can be stored and queried efficiently.  

As the Data Architect of Plays.tv, you will own the end-to-end architecture, implementation, and up-time of the data collection system.  You will be a key stakeholder and consultant when new experiments are being implemented by engineers, and you will help identify what needs to be tracked and assist with the data model design to ensure that they are properly logged in the system.  You will work closely with the Data Analyst to ensure that the data questions can be queried and summarized optimally.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, optimize, and document current and new database systems
  • Design conceptual and logical data models and flowcharts
  • Migrate data from legacy systems to new solutions
  • Oversee end-to-end flow of metrics data from back-end services to databases
  • Provide insight into the database storage and utilization requirements
  • Work with analytics and product to define tracking specs and schema creation
  • Ensure data collection are in line with company policies and external regulations
  • Create data-flow health monitoring tools
  • Install and configure information systems to ensure functionality
  • Evaluate any potential data solutions on the market

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of experience in a data engineering role
  • Knowledge of PHP and/or Python
  • Proven ability to work in distributed systems
  • Must be able to develop creative solutions to problems
  • In-depth understanding of database structure principles
  • Experience gathering and analyzing system requirements
  • Knowledge of data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Effective communication skills and strong sense of ownership
  • Expertise in SQL
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, D3.js)
  • Experience with deploying solutions on AWS and Redshift a huge plus

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
  • Proficient in PHP and/or Python
  • Experience with data storage and design in SQL/NoSQL systems
  • 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 deploying to AWS infrastructure a plus
  • Passion for the gaming industry is a huge plus

Front-end Engineer

As a Front-end Engineer, you will be responsible for implementing Plays.tv’s  user-facing applications on the web. We’re looking for individuals with solid, deep web UI development skills and experience, have an eye for clean and elegant interfaces, who are competitive yet collaborative, and have an interest in gaming.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in developing web applications
  • Solid grasp of cross-browser CSS, JavaScript, HTML5
  • Familiarity with CSS3 transitions and animations
  • Experience in coding standards-compliant semantic markup in HTML/CSS, priding yourself in using best practices when writing clean, optimized code
  • Knowledge of JavaScript frameworks such as React and Redux
  • Experience developing in an OOP and MVC architecture
  • Experience in building end consumer web applications in PHP
  • Strong interest in PC games

 Technical Support Representative

We are seeking a Technical Support Representative who can supply our valued users with first-class, helpful support. The role centers around assisting customers who have problems or questions about how to use our software effectively. As part of the Customer Service team, best practices for support should be retained and shared to drive overall metric goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to customers via email, forums, and social media
  • Technical troubleshooting of PC software problems
  • Utilize internal tools to manage accounts and find technical information
  • Write knowledgebase articles to help customers obtain self-service
  • Document trending patterns in customer issues and questions
  • Analyze trending bugs to help to drive change

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years experience in a technical support and customer service related role
  • Passionate PC Gamer
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills in a Windows environment
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Curiosity about the root cause of an issue and finding helpful workarounds
  • Able to maintain and contribute to documentation of user requests and known issues
  • Personal integrity for giving accurate, timely responses to users
  • Goal-oriented (respecting goals and meeting them regularly)
  • Open to constructive feedback on responses
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks with differing priorities