Engineering Lead

Helsinki, Uusimaa /
Backend /
/ On-site
Noice is an early stage stealth startup working on a groundbreaking “Social X Multiplayer Game” platform for gamers. We’ve raised several million euros in funding from games industry leaders, validated our offering with our end users and are now building our platform towards launch.

Noice was founded by the core team that built Applifier, exited it to Unity Technologies in 2014 and scaled the business to €100 millions in gross revenue in under five years. Our cross-functional team of over 50 employees has deep games and software industry experience ranging from building and operating Unity Ads video ad network at a scale of over a billion end devices per month, Everyplay mobile video sharing service reaching tens of millions of end users and innovative mobile games with tens of millions of downloads.

We are looking for an Engineering Lead to lead one of our pods (ie. self-sufficient cross-functional teams that have ownership over their domain and all people and tools they need to make what they need). We can’t tell you exactly what the pod you would lead does in the job ad because it would give too much away about what Noice is all about. However, we would love to tell you all about it in our first interview and build on it as you meet more people you’ll be working with during the interview process.

What we can talk about are these shared company-level core pillars that you would be part of building with your pod:

Content: discovery and organization of a rapidly growing set of immersive, varied ranges for diverse, global audiences from feeds to search to ML recommendation systems

Community: systems and tools to foster positive, non-toxic communities of millions of users and features such as rich and scalable chat and to message, user-generated content systems, social feeds

Commerce: global, multi-sided commerce with payments from the web and mobile consumers and payouts to prosumer and business customers and integration with third-party monetization systems such as ad networks

You will have end-to-end ownership of the implementation and operation of features for our social platform. You will work closely with the company’s CTO and other engineering leads on Noice’s cutting-edge software architecture. Partner with product management to define the product roadmap, translate product features to technical requirements, and work with your team to deliver and live-operate those features. 

This opportunity to join a highly experienced and motivated team to build groundbreaking new consumer service comes with a competitive salary and ownership in a fast-growing startup.

We are a distributed company with most of our team based in and around Helsinki, Finland. For this role, we are primarily looking for people based in Helsinki, but we are also open to remote candidates (within one time zone of Helsinki) who can spend a substantial amount of time in Helsinki.

What you’ll be doing

    • ⅓ of your time will be spent working with your own team, ⅓  collaborating with other teams at Noice and ⅓ writing code
    • Own end-to-end the implementation and live-operation of features for our social platform
    • Contribute to Noice’s software architecture on a fundamental level
    • Work with product management to refine product roadmap, own technical and infrastructure features, define technical requirements
    • Hire, mentor and scale an effective software development team to build a highly innovative software platform
    • Continuously improve “our ways of working” to empower the team to work as effectively as possible
    • Communicate priorities, resolve blockers, clarify tasks, and ensure individual and team health
    • Plan roadmaps, priorities, scoping and resourcing and then help teams to deliver on those plans

What we’re are looking for

    • You are an experienced software engineer and team lead for senior engineers
    • You are seasoned with a wide variety of technologies, frameworks and methodologies, which makes you pragmatic about them. You are focused on shipping with your team high-quality, maintainable code that delivers value to end users
    • You’ve been a key contributor to complex B2B or B2C software services, or F2P gamesYou are a proactive, self-organized team player who leads from the front and with empathy
    • You value your team’s productivity and effectiveness highly and work to improve those the tooling, process improvements, quality of life improvements and other ways
    • You are a lifelong rapid learner with a strong drive to develop exceptional games or software services
    • You are a fluent communicator in English who works well across different functions

We appreciate also

    • Previous experience or insights into the gaming industry, especially free-to-play games
    • Experience with small, rapidly growing teams or early-stage software startups

First and foremost, at Noice you get to design and build a cutting-edge platform that merges highly engaging game and metagame systems with a fresh take on social and user-generated content. You will be developing a new platform from scratch using the latest technologies and working with a motivated, proactive and experienced team that has already built large software services, social platforms and an extremely large global scale.

You will join Noice for much more than just working in a specified role. You will join early on in our mission and contribute to designing Noice, helping us improve our work and take ownership. We want to learn from you and share our learnings with you.