Senior Backend Software Engineer

Statespace // Aim Lab

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Sep 9

Who We Are

At Statespace we’re using cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and video games to revolutionize the way that humans improve.

Our team consists of scientists, designers, engineers, and game industry vets coming together to elevate the state of play. We are well-funded and supported by some of the world’s best investors and entrepreneurs, including Khosla Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Lux Capital, Expa Capital, and WndrCo.

Our flagship product, Aim Lab, is a personalized training platform that helps gamers learn about their strengths and weaknesses and train for the games they love. Aim Lab also has official partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Riot, Twitch, Ubisoft, Xbox, and more!

Aim Lab has over 20 million players around the world and is available for free on Steam. Our latest release, Aim Lab Mobile, is available for free for both Android and iOS devices in the Google Play store and Apple App store. 

Our Culture

Do you have a non-traditional background? Have you ever been described as weird? Do you have an underdog mentality? If so, welcome home, we’d love for you to join our team!

We hire talented, self-motivated people and get out of their way. We value performance, not hours worked (or when you work them). We believe you shouldn’t have to miss your kid’s play or doctor’s appointment for the sake of adhering to an arbitrary work schedule. The work we do is hard, and therefore, a key company goal is to mitigate needless obstacles that prevent our team members from accomplishing their goals. To that end, our PTO policy is “take it whenever you need to.”

We are based in NYC but have a remote work culture and are looking for exceptional people to join our team regardless of their physical location.

About Us

At Statespace, our Backend Engineering team is responsible for the systems powering products used by over 25 million gamers, including Aim Lab,, and Between our partnerships with industry leaders like Riot and Ubisoft and an ambitious upcoming roadmap, you'll have the opportunity to have a major impact on the gaming industry, working alongside a team of experienced and talented professionals who embody our values.

Who We're Looking For

We’re looking for an experienced backend developer with a passion for developing systems and a love for video games and gamers. Our ideal candidate has worked with consumer-scale applications and data and event-driven architectures, and isn't afraid of working a fast-paced startup and needing to move quickly while also maintaining an excellent coding standard. More than that, we're looking for someone who really enjoys working with their teammates and shows that by being highly collaborative, encouraging, and empathetic.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively or independently to drive new features from design to production.
  • Produce code that is well-documented, easy to understand, and that considers ways to abstract elements for broader use.
  • Contribute ideas and prototype code when necessary to help achieve product goals.
  • Hit the ground running to quickly start iterating on pre-existing systems.
  • Be proactive when you need help or more information in order to complete a task.

Experience With

  • Writing production grade Node.js applications using modern TypeScript, and familiarity with multiple frameworks
  • Building with AWS services, including Lambda
  • Designing and implementing GraphQL APIs
  • Designing and implementing event driven systems at scale
  • Implementing Kafka in production
  • Provisioning AWS resources using Terraform or Pulumi
  • Deploying Kubernetes infrastructure


  • Minimum 3 years writing production grade Node.js applications using modern TypeScript, and familiarity with multiple frameworks
  • Ability to scale applications to millions of users, working with both monolith and service-oriented paradigms
  • Excellent communication and self-management skills
  • Genuine passion for the video game industry

Benefits & Perks

  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k plan + employer match
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision contributions up to 100%
  • FSA + DCA
  • Employer-paid life insurance & LTD
  • 12-week paid leave for new parents

We believe in hiring the best, the brightest, and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. You will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, citizen status, age, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected status.

This job may be performed remotely from anywhere in the United states, except that this job may not be filled or performed in Colorado.

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