Players' Lounge (W18)

Play video games against other people for money

Senior React Native Engineer

$120k - $150k0.00% - 0.05%

Brooklyn, NY, USA / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
About Players' Lounge

Players’ Lounge is a video game wagering platform that allows gamers to bet on the outcome of their own matches, solo or with friends. Tap a button and you’re connected to an opponent to play your favorite video game against, for money.

A very small percentage of gamers are making a ton of money playing professionally, but there are millions of gamers who want to make money playing video games as well. Players' Lounge is giving this opportunity to everyone.

About the role

We are Players' Lounge — a venture backed startup that allows gamers to play their favorite video games against other people for money. We are expanding our team and are looking for a Senior React Native developer to join our mobile team. We are a fully funded Y Combinator company attacking our rapidly growing market. This will be the most fun job you’ll ever have.

Who you are

You're a Senior React Native developer interested in building performant mobile apps on both iOS and Android platforms with 3+ years of industry experience. You will be responsible for architecting and building new features in our mobile application. Additionally, you will coordinate with teams responsible for other layers of the product infrastructure. Building a product is a highly collaborative effort and as such, a strong team player with a commitment to perfection is required. As a senior developer, you will also be responsible for being a vocal mentor to junior members of the development team.

Our ideal candidate uses our product and has worked on comparable products in the past, has a passion for gaming and our company mission, and works hard to ensure every gamer knows about Players’ Lounge. We want our team members to take initiative to improve our product through a deep caring for the user experience and the maintainability of our codebase, while effectively managing the tradeoffs between feature development and refactoring.


Build pixel-perfect, buttery smooth UIs across both mobile platforms.

Identify and correct performance issues to provide an experience that feels truly native.

Leverage native APIs for deep integrations with both platforms.

Collaborate with the open source community to encourage and help implement mission-critical software fixes.

Maintain code and write automated tests to ensure the product is of the highest quality.

Contribute to and maintain our internal design system used across our web and mobile app

Mentor other members of the mobile team, instilling best practices through the code-review process and pair programming


Experience working in an Agile environment

Firm grasp of the JavaScript language and its nuances, including ES6+ syntax

Ability to write well-documented, clean Javascript code

Comfortable working with version control systems such as Git

Rock solid at working with third-party dependencies and debugging dependency conflicts

Familiarity with native build tools, e.g. XCode, Gradle

Experience with animation in React Native and usage of libraries such as Lottie

Understanding of GraphQL APIs, offline storage, and state management

Experience with Test Driven Development (both unit and E2E) using tools like Jest and Detox

Familiarity with Storybook component management tooling

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

What is your Interview process like? Technical test on React Native, architecting, building reusable components. Also speaking with our CTO, product lead & some senior developers about previous work experience, ability to mentor junior developers.

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company? Black CEO and founder, POC developers and employees across all roles. We want more women and POC on our team to help diversify our perspectives and tech in general.

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