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Lead Backend Engineer (Ruby/Elixir)

| Greater LA Area
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR...

Versus Systems is looking for an engineer to lead the backend development of our web dashboards and applications. We are creating a custom white-label platform that allows game developers and our brand partner to offer unique, prized matches for their players - changing how video games are played while making them more fun to win. Our backend platform is currently built with Ruby - in the process of migrating to Elixir - with React and Redux powering our frontend applications and React Native for our mobile products. 

We're a fast-growing team with a strong product focus. We value collaboration and creativity - every single engineer, product designer, and member of our team contributes to the roadmap of the company.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING...

As the Lead engineer for the backend team, you will be responsible for building our secure, scalable platform APIs that will be used to create, manage, and enhance entertainment across a variety of mediums. You’ll have a strong influence on setting guidelines, defining best practices, and ensuring that we deliver the best products possible. This role comes with a definite opportunity for growth and you'll help define where we go and how we grow.


YOU'LL NEED . . .

  • 5+ years experience in server side development designing, building, and maintaining APIs using Ruby and/or Elixir
  • 2+ years leading a team of engineers - delegating responsibilities, coaching solutions, and being the go-to person for getting things done
  • Experience in learning new technologies
  • Autonomy and self motivation with a ‘get it done’ attitude.
  • An excitement to help, teach, and mentor those around you
  • A deep interest in security, scalability, and sustainability
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment across production and staging environments
  • Great communication and teamwork skills


WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE . . .

  • Experience building highly scalable applications
  • Experience building Elixir applications
  • Experience working on frontend applications using Javascript with modern frameworks like React
  • A background in functional or reactive programming


ABOUT US

At Versus our mission is to make games more fun - not once, but over and over. We value diversity & inclusion, empathy for our colleagues and our partners, and curiosity to explore and learn new things.

We offer competitive salaries, equity packages, medical, dental, vision, 401(K) matching, flexible hours, paid maternity and paternity leave, and paid vacation time that we encourage you to actually take.


WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Healthcare and benefits
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Flexible work day schedule
  • Matched 401(K)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign

Location

Howard Hughes Center, Los Angeles, CA 90045

An Insider's view of Versus Systems

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office fosters creativity and individuality. While we all have our roles and tasks to accomplish, we celebrate each others differences, tastes, and hobbies.

We encourage personal and professional growth, as well as sharing of experiences, which in turn helps build camaraderie.

Mike

QA Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

At Versus, we're working on solving a problem that cuts both ways: gamers hate ads, and brands hate that gamers don't click their ads. By allowing people to compete for cool prizes, we give gamers a fun way to raise the stakes and help brands reach them in ways that aren't rage-inducing.

Dan

Lead Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Versus supports our career growth by encouraging us to pursue areas of interest where we want to learn and develop. Examples for me include paying for me to take a visual design course, pairing me with coworkers who can help me gain new skills like brand design, and sending me to conferences like the UX Summit.

Tiffany

Sr Product Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The open door is central to our worldview. The CEO's door is always open, as are all doors. Collaboration is natural due to diverse teams and real relationships with one another, not just formal processes. What would take countless weeks to resolve at other companies, I have seen resolved in mere moments, due to a synergy that is precious and rare.

Ahmed

Tech Lead & Software Engineer

What are Versus Systems Perks + Benefits

Versus Systems Benefits Overview

Versus prides itself on being a workplace built upon diversity, empathy, and innovation. In short, people lead different lives, have varying needs, and achieve their best work contributions through a variety of environments, touch points, and check-ins. We actively support employees' pursuit of success both at work and at home through flexible and collaborative scheduling and supportive policies - like flexible scheduling, unlimited paid vacation, 401(K) matching- and through a variety of programmatic implementations geared towards community-building and feeling like a real part of the team behind our products.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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