Skillz Inc. is hiring a

Senior Mobile SDK Engineer

San Francisco, United States

About Skillz:

Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed as much as $40 billion in revenue by 2020.

As the eSports provider for over 8,000 game developers, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into a mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Using our patented technology stack, we’ve already hosted more than 500 million tournaments for 15 million players around the world.


Skillz has raised over $53 million in funding from sources including Telstra, Liberty Global, and the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we’re looking for savvy, driven and enthusiastic teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you’re excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with cutting-edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!

Our Culture:

We are true believers in electronic sports, so don’t be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Super Mario Kart to Codenames over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.

Not a “gamer”? Don’t worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don’t involve games. We’re working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a “do whatever it takes” mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!

Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person’s voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding and building successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we’d love to meet you. Our office is close to MUNI, BART lines & many bus lines!  

Who we’re looking for:

You have experience planning, implementing and owning responsibility for high quality mobile experiences. You enjoy developing, collaborating, and mentoring, all while exploring and learning new technologies. You pay attention to detail, take pride in doing things the “right” way, and thrive in a fast paced environment.

What you'll do:

  • Take responsibility for estimating, planning, implementing, and shipping exciting new features.
  • Become an expert in our fully cross platform iOS/Android development environment, and help improve it.
  • Work with a variety of powerful mobile technologies and languages, including video streaming, player chat, real time game play, and a React Native UI stack.
  • Mentor and train teammates who care about building great products as much as you do!
  • Play an integral role in building the future of Mobile eSports!

Your Skillz:

  • 3+ years of mobile development experience in iOS or Android
  • 3+ years experience in a compiled language such as ObjC, Java or Kotlin.
  • Strong desire to learn and use new languages and technologies.
  • Experience planning, implementing and deploying large team projects.
  • Experience building mobile frameworks or SDKs is a huge plus.
  • Familiarity with C++ and/or C# is a plus.
  • Familiarity with mobile game development frameworks, such as Unity, is a plus.

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.