Platform Engineer


Jan 28

Company Description:

Gowalla is a social game played in the real world. It uses augmented reality to inspire people to  explore their city, discover new places, and create shared experiences with friends.

In preparation of our flagship app launch in Summer 2021, we recently released the Gowalla Street Team app, a private companion experience where passionate explorers can curate their cities and neighborhoods with information useful for inclusion in the core Gowalla app.

We are a small, remote-native team led by social and consumer software veterans. We've designed and built products at early-stage startups as well as established technology companies like Apple, Facebook, and Instagram. We're backed by industry-leading VCs and prominent angel investors from a unique collection of backgrounds.

Job Description:

We Believe
  • Our relationships with real-world locations, experiences, and memories are core to our personal identity. The places we go speak to our passions, values, and desires for connection as people.
  • Community is as important to the success of our endeavor as product, engineering, or design. The most loved companies of the future will make community a core pillar of their brand.
  • The devices we carry with us are still bursting with untapped potential to connect with the world we live in every day. We aim to manifest magical experiences from the future now.


What You'll Do

You'll ship great solutions. As a cornerstone of the Gowalla team, you love building and scaling reliable AR game services. You focus on making new AR features widely available, accessible, and in real-time on short timelines.

You'll collaborate and shape strategy. We are always designing and implementing systems that are dynamic but also meet the requirements for our end-user experiences. You'll lead efforts in creating the right service solutions but also work with the greater team on code reviews and testing.

You'll own your work. We deploy early and often getting solutions into our communities hands before releasing to the world. Managing the deployment and migration of AR game services and data is a challenge. You'll have your hands on the heartbeat of our users.

You'll create something meaningful. At Gowalla, you'll be creating scalable real-time services that enable our "Gowalla Play SDK", internal tools, and AR World experiences. Our goal is to make experiences magical and your role is an important piece for making this iconic work happen.

We are committed to assembling an unrivaled team of artists, technologists, and adventurers who aim to create a new way to explore the world. As an early crew member, you'll have enormous impact on both our product and company culture. If you're excited about our mission, and believe you might be a fit, we'd love to hear from you.


Who You Are

You appreciate the challenges of building gaming and real-time services. Whether it's messaging, a 3D item appearing, or the signal about a nearby event organizing – you have a strong desire to build the system that supports live experiences people grow to rely on and love.

You're a leader. You have experience in growing engineering platform teams and have shipped product services that people rely on everyday.

You care about good system design. You get excited about collaborating across the team and figuring out the right requirements for making an ideal schema, specification, or getting the right solution in place.

You have an interest in 3D geometry and geospatial data. The world fascinates you. Creating systems that can store and represent the semantics of our environment get you out up and out of bed in the mornings.

You prioritize security and privacy. You care about people's privacy and want to sheperd good practices and solutions to ensure that's always a priority.

You enjoy working with a variety of technologies. Whether it's a GraphQL API, Postgres, PostGIS, or scaling a machine learning data model, you get excited about a vast toolbox of technologies and and supporting efforts for making good solutions.







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