Senior Software Engineer (Python)
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023
Who We Are
Sitting at the intersection of social networking and gaming, we empower creativity and connection in a digital world. Our mission is to build deep, rich virtual worlds where everyone belongs.
We have been working towards this mission for a decade. We are the creators of Highrise, the first virtual world on mobile, which has seen extraordinary growth over the last few years and now boasts over 20 million users across iOS and Android. Every day, the citizens of Highrise come together to hangout, explore, create, collect, and trade in our metaverse, and we are on the precipice of making history once again with our expansion into Highrise World.
To build creative worlds where you belong.
Our Tech Stack
Client: Unity, C#, iOS (Swift), Android (Kotlin)
Server: Python, Go, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, DynamoDB
About this Role
You will be working on the engineering team, reporting to Jimmy Xu. (Please note that if you reach out to Jimmy, they may not reply due to the volume of messages received.)
As a Senior Software Engineer, your main responsibility will be working on backend services for Highrise. You will be building and maintaining the underlying systems and infrastructure that support the application, which has over 2 million monthly active users. You will work on a variety of projects for the 2D (and soon also 3D) virtual environment. From a technical standpoint, the projects may include authentication systems, messaging and notifications, search and discovery mechanisms, payment processing, content moderation, analytics, and more.
The purpose of this role is to develop and maintain a strong and efficient infrastructure that supports the functionality and performance of Highrise.
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