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Located in San Fransisco, CA, we are on a mission to create the most addictive bank ever played. Started by a group of students/game enthusiasts out of Harvard interested in revamping the way financial services are delivered, GameFi treasures thinking outside of the box and challenging traditional notions of how to do things.

Open Roles

Company Overview

Be a part of something big.

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GameFi is building a mobile gaming platform that repurposes its addictive mechanisms to help people save money and make smarter financial decisions. Based in SF, we’re turning in-app purchases into in-app savings, coupled with auto round-up functionality and in-game penalties for breaking savings. Backed by Socially Financed, Soma Capital, Contour Ventures, The MBA Fund, Dorm Room Fund, and others, we’re on a mission to revolutionize financial services.

A Few Things We Really Care About

We think the biggest factor determining how our relationship works is communication. So we’re going to start by communicating our expectations:

 

Independent Decision Making

  • Our number one value is autonomy. Instead of being told what to do, the self-starter mentality is everything.

 

Self Ownership

  • Team density is one of the strongest trends amongst successful startups. To do this, we’ll ask for you to take a lot of ownership over the product.

 

Share Information (Broadly & Frequently)

  • Communication is everything. We collaborate as though it is law. Although execution will often be left to the individual, we share our ideas, thoughts, and plans with each other.

 

Curiosity

  • Ask questions and be on the search for ways we can improve the company. We’ll often ask your thoughts, and you’ll be expected to challenge us and others within our organization on a frequent basis.

 

Scrappy & Impactful

  • At an early-stage company like ours, frugality is a fundamental constraint. Taking a “growth hacker” mentality is key – don’t be afraid to find ways to work around systems that are in place.

Where We're Headed

Over the summer and heading into the fall, we’ll be expanding the complexity of our offering, building our flagship strategy game, adding social features, and increasing the depth of our financial integrations. At all points along the way, we’ll be blitzing our game out to users, growing our community and rapidly iterating.

The Big Question

Where do you want to go? If you want to work with a team passionate about changing the system and rethinking the way millions of people go about their lives, if you want to hop on the full-speed treadmill and experience a high-growth startup, and if you want to work on something that you truly love within an environment of autonomy and trust, then GameFi is probably right for you. Still have more questions? Schedule some time to talk with one of the co-founders at Careers@GameFi.com

Head of Engineering 

FULL TIME, SAN FRANCISCO

Description
This role encompasses making iterative and expansive changes on the GameFi platform, including game mechanics, social platform interactions, server architecture and communication, debugging, and creating appealing user experiences aligned with the company’s long-term vision (on both the gaming side and financial infrastructure). This role also encompasses the strategic vision associated with a systems architect – the ability to work with the GameFi product team and Chief Technology Officer on roadmapping and system design.

 

Technical Skills

  • Solid knowledge of iOS and Android development

  • Solid knowledge of Node.js and backend development (full-stack)

  • Some knowledge of containerized and distributed server solutions (big plus)

  • Some knowledge of Unity, C#, and Objective-C (the more knowledge the better)

  • Ability to pick up new concepts and improve skills on the fly

  • Ability to work in cross-functional and collaborative teams

Soft Skills

  • Self-motivated and flexible; comfortable with uncertainty

  • Able to challenge ideas and founders, likes a fast-paced environment

  • Passion for games and creating fun, addictive user experiences

Hours expected per week
50-60 hours/week

 

Benefits
Above all else, you’ll get the chance to lead product development alongside our tight-knit founding team, with experience selling two AI patents to Microsoft, winning a gold medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics, and scaling/exiting a development agency with 15+ employees while at Harvard. We also all work together in-person in our downtown SF office, located just blocks from Union Square. Industry-standard salaried compensation plus equity.

The Application Process
Please send the following info to Careers@GameFi.com:

  • Resume or LinkedIn (please include your GitHub and/or portfolio)

  • Examples of mobile apps, games, or other interesting projects you’ve worked on

  • In lieu of a cover letter, please include a 2-4 sentence answer to the following: what’s the best “hack” you’ve come up with? It does not need to be technical.

From there, we’ll loop back around with the next steps (an interview and take-home implementation task).

Want to learn more? Set up some time to chat!

Description

This role encompasses using human-centered design principles to create a socially-driven user interface and experience. Taking an isometric low-poly approach, you’ll be designing game scenes, social media-like interfaces, user profiles, financial interfaces, and application content aligned with the GameFi brand and storyline. This role also encompasses the strategic vision associated with a product manager – the ability to work with the GameFi product team and Chief Executive Officer on user feedback, product requirements, roadmapping, and strategy.

 

Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge and experience with human-centered software product design

  • Strong experience with Blender, Maya, or similar software

  • Knowledge of game design (Unity/Unreal Engine a big plus)

  • Animation experience (both product and marketing content)

  • Ability to pick up new concepts and improve skills on the fly

  • Intuition for creating sticky, addictive designs and user experience flows

Soft Skills

  • Self-motivated and flexible; comfortable with uncertainty

  • Able to challenge ideas and founders, likes a fast-paced environment

  • Passion for games and creating fun, addictive user experiences

Hours expected per week
50-60 hours/week

 

Benefits
Above all else, you’ll get the chance to lead product development alongside our tight-knit founding team, with experience selling two AI patents to Microsoft, winning a gold medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics, and scaling/exiting a development agency with 15+ employees while at Harvard. We also all work together in-person in our downtown SF office, located just blocks from Union Square. Industry-standard salaried compensation plus equity.

The Application Process
Please send the following info to Careers@GameFi.com:

  • Resume or LinkedIn (please include your portfolio)

  • Examples of game designs, Blender/Maya projects, or other interesting projects

  • In lieu of a cover letter, please include a 2-4 sentence answer to the following: what’s the best “hack” you’ve come up with? It does not need to be technical.

From there, we’ll loop back around with the next steps (an interview and take-home implementation task).

Want to learn more? Set up some time to chat!

Head of Product Design 

FULL TIME, SAN FRANCISCO