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Game Engineer - Web3

Playco Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥8M ~ ¥15M annually
  • 🏡 Fully remote
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About Playco

Playco Tokyo

Here at Playco, we make games that bring the world closer together through play! We are a remote-first Series A company who recently raised $100m in series A funding, backed by Sequoia Capital.

Key benefits

  • A founding team of gaming veterans
  • Anyone can pitch games
  • Fully remote and flexible hours

About the position

Game Engineers on the Web3 team build platforms, such as StoryVerse, and tools that enable communities to create, publish and share blockchain powered games. We are excited about the community driven aspect of social games where creators can provide fun experiences with crypto-assets.

We are currently looking for a Game Engineer to join our remote first Playco team. We’re seeking people who are proficient with JS and passionate about making games, but it’s always a bonus if you know more than JavaScript! We write cross-compilers, NodeJS back­end, JavaScript game APIs and tools, and whatever else it takes. You will work with the best engineers in the world; we have top talent in every part of our stack. If you want to join us to make great games on our ground breaking technology and truly make an impact, then we want to talk to you!

Because we do have some synchronous meetings, we’re restricting membership to those living within North America and Asia. Note that this positions doesn’t support relocation, and so you’ll be working remotely from your own country.


  • Designing, developing and deploying major game features from end to end.
  • Be the champion for the user and have real input on the end-user product
  • Insist on the highest standards and create functional and engaging features that will delight our users.
  • Be a key member of a high performing software engineering team while collaborating with design, engineering and production teams to devise optimal engineering solutions to game requirements.
  • Hands­ on architect and coder for sophisticated client/server systems for web and mobile gaming.
  • Identify and articulate technical and production risks and obstacles, as well as generate solutions.


No experience within the gaming industry is required for this position.

  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience, working on cross functional teams.
  • Experience writing clean, testable, high-quality code and designing highly scalable systems in production.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in object­-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Capable in creating custom, interactive, enjoyable user experiences in JavaScript + HTML5
  • Proficiency in script debuggers like Chrome Debugger.
  • Familiarity with version control using git
  • Solid familiarity with deployment on AWS cloud environments
  • Great communication skills, self starter, analytical, creative, and a strong team player.
  • Residency in a location that we support (currently Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the USA).

Nice to haves

These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.

  • High motivation to work in the game industry backed by demonstrable games on which you were a primary contributor (self-produced work is acceptable).
  • Experience developing and shipping games using game engines such as PixiJS
  • Experience creating feature rich apps such as audio or video editing, or art and animation tools
  • Solid familiarity with 3rd party SDKs, analytics and A/B testing in web and/or mobile games.
  • Experience working with Web3 technologies
  • Understanding of the reactive UI paradigm and experience building UIs using reactive UI frameworks (such as React, and state management Utilities like Redux).
  • Knowledgeable with what NPM components can do, and what functionality you are better off custom coding.


We offer competitive salaries and benefits that are commensurate with candidate experience, technical expertise, and cost of living in a particular market. We also offer stock options and a home office stipend.

Because of the wide range of factors, we don’t have strict salary ranges for this position, but a candidate based in Japan could expect to have an annual compensation of ¥8 - 15 million.


8 to 15 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Casual chat

    A chat with our recruiter.

  2. 2

    Exploratory conversation

    An exploratory conversation with the hiring manager or a senior engineer.

  3. 3

    Coding interview

    A coding interview where we’ll assess your problem solving capabilities, coding style, and knowledge of the technology.

  4. 4

    Architecture and system design interview

    An architecture and system design interview where we’ll assess your overall architecture knowledge, JavaScript technology understanding, and game architecture knowledge (if any).

  5. 5

    Behavioral interview

    A behavioral interview where we assess your people and management skills, and your organizational capabilities.

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