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Group chat gameshow for live sports ?

VP, Engineering

$125k – $175k • 0.25% – 2.0%
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Company Description:

Stakes is a gamified group chat where you make real-time predictions and win prizes for free. Our mission is to foster deeper connections by making the shared experience around live sports more exciting. We recently completed a successful pilot with the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors.


We’re looking for a VP of Engineering to join our core founding team. As a key member of the team, you’ll build out our technology platform, have influence on our product strategy by helping define the product features, refine system architecture, and spearhead best practices that enable a high quality product. A commitment to teamwork, hustle, and strong communication skills are absolute requirements.

This is the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, small, and flat organization responsible for developing a massive consumer product. If you love sports and are looking for an opportunity to directly see your work impact the business, this could be the role for you!

What you’ll do:

  • Work directly with the founders to execute the vision of the company
  • Collaborate with mobile front-end engineers to build new features and fix bugs
  • Design the architecture of the platform and find the balance between speed and scalability
  • Be involved in all facets of a fast-growing technology startup including operations, business development and design
  • Choose and create the tools, infrastructure, and products
  • Write automated tests for the platform
  • Build out a team according to your vision

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • An exceptionally skilled and hungry engineer and problem solver
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator
  • You can understand and articulate the design and architecture of the entire system.
  • You are eager to work openly and collaboratively with a diverse team
  • You feel comfortable working in a tech-driven environment with the ability to coordinate across several stakeholder groups (Product, Operations, Marketing, etc.)
  • Proactive self-starter
  • You are driven to learn new technologies
  • Passion for sports is a huge plus

What we offer:

  • Equity share in a growing business
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Benefits coverage including: medical, dental, vision
  • A fun, vibrant office environment in exciting DUMBO with a well-stocked snackbar. We are surrounded by other young technology and creative professionals in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the world!
  • An opportunity to build a massive consumer product that can have a significant impact on the world

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role
Passionate about building great things with great people!

Stakes at a glance

Group chat gameshow for live sports ?

Stakes focuses on Social Games, Gambling, Sports, and Mobile Games. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.playwithstakes.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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