We are building a virtual universe which fundamentally improves how people interact online.
Today, that means a powerful remote-social platform. We already have people working out of our office spaces, attending our virtual conferences, or going to school on our campus spaces. We have folks hosting everything from magic conventions to artist EP launches to thanksgiving dinners, and even a few weddings.
The mission of Gather is to remove physical constraints on peoples' lives, and provide a virtual world which surpasses the real one in interconnectedness, personal touch, and expressiveness.
Gather’s Engineering team is quickly expanding to meet the needs of our growing user base, and we’re now at the point where we are looking for managers to lead our engineering pods. We’re looking for experienced engineering leaders who can lead, inspire, and grow the team as it makes the Gather experience beautiful, intuitive, and useful for as many people and use cases as possible. You will have a huge impact in defining our work process and priorities and creating the best possible environment for engineers to flourish and achieve team goals.
The Core App team is responsible for everything you see when you’re in a Gather space. This includes: the rendering engine, the interaction mechanics, the menus and other UI bits, and a slim API service that manages the app’s interface with the database and other external services. It’s tasked with making the experience of using Gather intuitive, fun, and above all else, fundamentally worthwhile.
The Engine team is responsible for the backend services that enable creating and interacting with Gather's virtual worlds. This includes: a distributed system that turns user interactions into changes in world state and communicates this out to thousands of concurrent users, a (soon-to-be-public) API for implementing game mechanics on top of this system, prototypes of new classes of game mechanic to inspire the use of this API, and the overall systems design that enables it all. It's tasked with creating a scalable, reliable, and expressive engine upon which both internal and external teams can quickly build rich virtual worlds and experiences.
Gather is committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace for individuals of all backgrounds. We strive to build a workplace where employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work, everyday. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, we're committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please notify the recruiter you are working with. We also ask that all applicants consider answering the voluntary demographic questions on our job application to help us track the inclusivity of our recruiting efforts and programs. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary and your answers will not be shared with the hiring team and will not impact the hiring decision.