Lead Software Engineer

Engineering Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois


Description

Position at SteelSeries

Gaming? Check. Esports? Check. Hardware? Check. Software? Check. We could go on and on.  The point is we've been helping gamers get better since 2001.  In fact, Esports pros have won more money using SteelSeries products than any other brand and we're just getting started. Esports and Gaming are multi-billion-dollar industries, and we're going to continue supporting them through innovative gear and software gamers need and love.  We believe in being true to the gaming community, which means being true to ourselves. We create products that help the best of the best be better, and products that help the not-so-good feel not-so-bad.  Most of us are gamers, but you don't have to be, we promise!  Just don't be surprised if you become one within a few weeks of starting! 

 

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ABOUT YOU:

We are looking for people that believe in collective code ownership, that a story isn’t done until there are tests written, and are open to mentoring and being mentored. We have multiple product teams and software services in development with interesting tech problems to solve. If the opportunity to stretch yourself and learn new skills, to have collaborative, constructive conversations with other engineers, designers, and product managers about how to better our code and products, and the belief that all code is unit testable sounds good then this might be the place for you.

As a Lead Software Engineer you will be responsible for taking our gaming software platform, SteelSeries GG (steelseries.com/gg) to the next level. An ideal candidate is a data-minded full stack engineer that has experience architecting and deploying web infrastructure, has experience developing web and/or desktop applications, and has a serious passion for technology, product development, and gaming.

NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • 7+ years of experience in full stack software engineering
  • Experience standing up and scaling web infrastructure on AWS or Azure
  • Experience designing and building distributed systems
  • A desire to mentor and elevate fellow engineers
  • Eagerness to continuously learn and excel in the craft of software engineering

 

WITHIN 1 MONTH YOU WILL:

  • Come up to speed with our tech stack. Our web and desktop back ends are predominantly written in Go. Our desktop front end is built with the React framework.
  • Ship a new feature for SteelSeries GG

 

WITHIN 3 MONTHS YOU WILL:

  • Begin to scale our GG platform to support a community of millions of gamers
  • Continue to innovate and add features to SteelSeries GG
  • Play with and give feedback on unannounced hardware products coming out next year

 

WITHIN 6 MONTHS YOU WILL:

  • Act as a true full stack engineer by architecting and developing user and community software features for the SteelSeries GG platform
  • Proactively refactor code to achieve a perpetually clean design that has adequate test coverage
  • Evaluate new programming languages, frameworks, and tools and propose when they should be integrated and/or migrated to
  • Work across software teams to educate others on best practices for code, test, and documentation quality

 

FUN STUFF:

  • 10% time policy. Spend 1 day every two weeks learning new a skill, spiking out a new feature, taking a training course, or putting together a Lunch & Learn presentation for your colleagues.
  • Continuous education stipend. We are looking for engineers who continually want to learn and grow, and we will support them in their ongoing training.
  • Early access to SteelSeries gear such as headsets, keyboards, mice, and controllers. Test out and provide feedback on tons of SteelSeries devices before they hit the street.
  • Employee discount on all SteelSeries hardware. We’ll provide you with all the hardware you need, but the employee discount is nice for friends and family.

 

Please note, SteelSeries US employment is contingent on proof of vaccination.