Staff Software Engineer, Core Technology

Volley
San Francisco, California, United States
16 days ago
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Volley is a unique, fast-growing AI gaming company that is building both games and an underlying proprietary game engine. Our voice-controlled AI games reach millions of customers each month. We are actively working to reach millions more players by launching our games on new platforms such as Roku and Fire TV.

The Core Technology team at Volley is looking for an enthusiastic engineer with deep expertise in building game engines, app platforms, or SDKs. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop a multi-platform game engine for voice-controlled AI games. As a Staff Engineer, you will be responsible for assessing the technical challenges of different TV operating systems and engineering innovative solutions to address them. You will also collaborate closely with game developers to understand their requirements and provide them with the necessary tools and capabilities to increase their velocity when building games.

We’re a small and diverse team that delivers outsized impact through smart technical investments. We’re looking for someone who is curious, empathetic, and a creative problem solver. You will have significant impact and visibility across our organization, collaborating with company leadership and our product teams to understand business goals, driving technical decision-making on the Core Technology team, and setting a standard of excellence for the broader engineering organization.

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For Pay Transparency: The base salary range for this position is $189,477 - $260,531 annually, based on a local (San Francisco) hire. The final offer amount may depend on experience, education, skills, and location. Base pay is one part of the total package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

About Us

Volley is the leading developer of AI-powered games for Amazon Alexa, Roku TVs, and mobile devices. Our games attract millions of users every month. Popular Volley games include Song Quiz , Jeopardy! , and The Price Is Right .

We believe voice interfaces will become the main way people access entertainment in their living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and cars. We’re building a bundled subscription product similar to Netflix or Spotify for the emerging category of “AI-powered games.”

Volley was founded by Max Child and James Wilsterman in 2016. We're headquartered in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. We’re a quickly growing team that truly enjoys working together. If you think you would enjoy creating joyful games on top of a rapidly evolving AI technology stack, please get in touch!

Volley believes in an inclusive workplace and is committed to building a team from a variety of backgrounds. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive the other benefits and privileges of employment.

Underrepresented candidates and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!

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