Wordloops (S19)
Virtual club for creative writing.

Software Engineer

Los Angeles / Remote
Contract
Any (new grads ok)
About Wordloops

Wordloops is a virtual club for creative writing. Our goal is to provide high quality training to writers of all experience levels from beginner to expert. We're doing this by building a fun and motivating social experience that takes place inside a virtual world.

About the role

Skills: JavaScript, Node.js, React, PostgreSQL

Writing can be fun and beautiful, and also a huge pain.

We're building Wordloops into a space where our users' writing is nurtured and transformed, where they can easily meet likeminded writers, where they consistently progress towards mastering their craft.

One way to think about Wordloops: it's the experience of a prestigious workshop like Iowa or Clarion, but for everyone, and designed to support you over the long term. Another way to think about it: we're building a game world where writing is the primary game mechanic.

We've gotten started by focusing on solving frequent problems for writers: eliminating distractions, building habits, tracking progress, and getting personalized feedback to advance craft. To do this we're developing a unique platform that combines the best features of a responsive web app and a virtual world.

We're an experienced team funded by Y Combinator and an incredible network of venture funds and angel investors. Our co-founders have deep expertise in creative writing, online training startups, virtual worlds and gaming.

Technologies we use

  • Backend: Hasura, Zeet, PostgreSQL, Next.js
  • Frontend: Next.js

We're looking for an engineer who loves the art of writing (coding is writing, too)! You should draw energy from solving difficult problems and by building software with a large impact. You're going to be one of the first engineers at an early-stage startup, so you'll have a huge opportunity to apply your analytical mindset towards problems of all shapes and sizes. If you love video games, all the better, because we're building a game world where you don't launch missiles or stomp koopas. You write.

Technology

  • Backend: Hasura, Zeet, PostgreSQL, Next.js
  • Frontend: Next.js

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Software Engineer
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