Senior Frontend Engineer for Game Studio

Vancouver, BC
Are you a Front-End Engineer who relishes in creating polished, unique, and delightful game experiences? We're looking for help to bridge blockchain to web games, with inspiring possibilities. By leveraging groundbreaking tools with a passionate and committed team while exercising autonomy and ownership over your work, you’ll help us tackle unsolved problems in an exciting new space.

The ideal candidate has experience in the lifecycle of a game through inception, prototype, and scale while utilizing the appropriate technologies to get there.

A little about us:

Dapper Labs is the company behind CryptoKitties. Formed in February 2018, Dapper Labs was spun out of Axiom Zen to spread the benefits of decentralization through the power of play, fairness, and true ownership. Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others CryptoKitties is the world’s most popular blockchain application outside of cryptocurrency exchanges.

Dapper team members are humble and curious entrepreneurs, builders, and tinkerers who share a passion to demystify blockchain technology and tap its potential to create change in the world. Our people are our greatest strength: our diverse crew flourishes in a distributed hierarchy where personal autonomy and professional growth are encouraged. We value our culture above else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Everyone here is a founder, and no one fits in a box. We’re all driven by an insatiable thirst for learning and development, and that’s what brings us together.
What We’ll Accomplish Together:
  • Make every interaction with our games a delightful, and polished player experience.
  • Contribute to the ideation, technical design, implementation, and testing of game features.
  • Improve technical skills and share knowledge with the rest of the team.
  • Adopt best practices in software and game development and refine our workflow.
  • Ship features with the users in mind and strive to provide them with a great experience.
  • Identify areas where our technical stack can be improved, prioritize them with the team, and contribute to their implementation.
Our Ideal Candidate:
  • Has experience with CSS, and expertise with modern CSS.
  • Has experience with CSS pre-processors such as Sass.
  • Deep knowledge of JavaScript and experience building web applications.
  • Has experience scaling and optimizing the performance of web applications.
  • Has a good eye for design and a solid understanding of user experience principles.
  • Has experience shipping high-quality code in a fast-paced environment.
  • Has great communication skills; you work well with others to make the product better every day.
  • Can collaborate with marketing, product, and design to move the product forward.
Bonus points if you have the following:
  • Experience working with Node and Go.
  • Has familiarity with playing blockchain games.
  • Has experience developing a DApp.
  • Has experience interacting with a blockchain. Eg. Signing and sending transactions. Reading transactions off the chain.
  • Has experience with Unity.