Game Developer

Plato is a fast growing social games platform made by the creators of Yahoo! Games and backed by early investors of WhatsApp. We currently have over 40 million players who spend more than 1 billion minutes in our app every month (growing mainly through word of mouth).

We love going against the grain and charting our own path to success. As an example, we’re making a stand to reject the current advertising industrial complex:

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic software engineer to join the games team at Plato. Develop new lightweight multiplayer/social games and extend/improve existing games, working with a group of senior game developers. You’ll be tasked with developing games from the ground up on our framework and libraries, including the engineering to build it, ensuring that it works correctly, and also making sure that it’s a fun, delightful thing to play.

As a engineer on the games team, you’ll be expected to work closely with senior engineering to get you started on projects, all the while becoming more independent and capable of self-direction.

What you'll be doing

  • Be fully hands-on coding in a small, fast-paced startup environment.
  • Develop games using a combination of platform/framework features and libraries.
  • Contribute to the games platform itself: how can we build better games faster?
  • Be mindful of performance on the server: all games are multiplayer and have a server component.


  • Have a portfolio of your games: be able to show past projects that you are proud to demonstrate and talk about in technical depth.
  • Have a strong interest in optimization: optimize for speed, optimize for size.
  • Ability to create clean, precise coding in a language you are an expert in.
  • Experience with Javascript and OpenGL/WebGL.
  • Strong interest or experience in TypeScript.
  • Ideally an MS (or higher) in a STEM field, or BS (or higher) in computer science/engineering.
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic - we create games and a thriving social platform, after all!