CTO / Technical Co-founder for social gaming company 100% REMOTE

Posted: 8 days
Programming
Full-Time
Executive
North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa
This is an equity-based position to start. Once we raise our pre-seed round (expected timeframe: Q1 2023), it will become a full-time paid position (salary, benefits, etc. to be determined).

About Playsum

Playsum is a safe and inclusive community app for gamers to find friends based on shared games: https://www.playsum.live/

We're building the central hub for gamers, where they can find friends, hangout in 1:1 chat, group chats, community-based live streams, and buy games. In a space without gate-keeping, unwanted advances, and toxicity.

There are over 3 billion gamers worldwide. The game industry is larger than the movie and music industries combined. With cloud gaming and services like Game Pass, more people are getting into gaming as the financial and technical barrier to entry is removed.

This is bringing games to a wider audience that hasn’t been reached before. But there’s still a barrier to social interaction. Our mission is to make social gaming safe and easy for everyone, 60% of teens and 83% of adults experience harassment in online games. Women, LGBTQ+, and POC are especially affected.

The Co-CEOs are lifelong gamers and Trust & Safety executives who have experience leading operations and building a team from scratch to 140 people. We like to be scrappy and do things that make sense for Playsum, and not worry if it’s something other companies do. 

We aim to build a diverse company at every level: our users, our leaders, our employees, and our investors. To support this, we are a 100% work-from-anywhere company. 


The Opportunity

As CTO and Co-founder of Playsum, you are the technical visionary that will bring the platform to life across mobile and web, lead the technical strategy, recruit and mentor a diverse and talented tech team, and drive the company vision and direction.

We want to be strong business partners and friends; capable of strategizing, bouncing ideas off each other, and challenging each other’s opinions.

  • You will be an equal co-founder and partner, with equal equity with the other two co-founders
  • Build out the platform from scratch, join at the beginning of the journey to a $1 billion company
  • Be part of creating a company that has a positive societal impact
  • Building a startup is difficult: you will encounter the technical challenges of shaping and scaling the tech stack as we go from MVP to product-market fit.

What you’ll be working with:

The platform is being developed in React Native, with Firebase as a backend for the MVP. 

  • Developing the frontend
  • Architecting the backend (server configuration, database administration, security, etc)
  • Working with restful APIs to integrate and maintain various services
  • Mobile app and web development 
  • Orchestrating the technical vision and infrastructure
  • Planning the roadmap together with the Co-CEOs 


What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Technically skilled full stack engineer who can pick up new things fast
  • Excited to lead and grow a tech team, but able to build everything yourself in the early days
  • Ambitious, optimistic, and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Deep love for building and creating
  • Kind and inclusive
  • Always-learning mentality
  • Passionate about games (video or tabletop) and online communities or consumer apps

If you don’t believe you match all of the criteria but you’re still excited about the role, please apply. We would still love to chat as we know no one checks off every box! You can also reach us at founders@playsum.live

We are actively developing the app and securing funding and are looking for a strong partner to jump into the journey with us. If this sounds like you, we want to talk. Together let’s make social gaming safe and easy for everyone!
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