Lead Engineer (New Game Studio)

HQ /
New Game Studio – General /
/ Remote
Hi, we’re Strider! 

We are founded by a team of humans who have worked within entertainment and games for decades, and we have a lot of thoughts. During our time within these worlds, we’ve come to realize the creative process is broken. This has sparked a desire to shake things up and bring new opportunities to creators and their communities.

With these thoughts in mind, it helped us form some of our  core beliefs:

- Having a creative career should suck less and be more fun and rewarding.
- In the entertainment and games industries, too few wield too much power. Disruption is long overdue. 
- Risk-averse execs committed to the status quo stifle inclusiveness and the diversity of ideas.
- People deserve to own and profit from their great ideas.
- Pay should be fair and transparent. 
- Making stuff can feel more like a game and less like a grind.
- Capybaras are amazing creatures who bring chill relaxation wherever they roam.

To harness the creative power of communities to be productive together, with new, transparent ways of getting everybody compensated for their efforts.

We strive to fulfill our mission through the launch and support of our platform which supports the growth of creative communities that build new IP together. Inside these collaborative communities, ideas will be born, flourish and grow; this process will be augmented by all types of professionals from artists and writers to engineers and community managers.

In partnership with a major online community, Treasure DAO, we are building a brand new studio from the ground up! TreasureDAO is one of the largest web3 ecosystems, with a thriving community, dozens of projects, and grounded leadership planning for long-term growth. Beyond the excitement of building a new game studio, it is most important that we are creating a unique and fun world-class game (and hopefully many more) that can be enjoyed by all. The game will be based on the Smolverse IP, which has an excited, active community. Our goal is to give the game team maximum autonomy, upside, and ownership of the destiny of the game and studio as possible.  

*Please note, this position will be hired through the new game studio that is funded by our partner, Treasure DAO. Though this role will initially work with Strider, this position will not be employed officially by Strider.

We are seeking a talented Lead Engineer who is excited to build and implement fun memorable experiences for our players. This person will need strong architectural skills to lead products from concepts to live games. If you have a passion for game development and want to be part of a growing team, reach out–you will be the first engineer on the team, and play a key pivotal role in leading our tech vision and studio culture! You will develop new features, systems, and new games, and coordinate across disciplines with design and art. You will maintain high engineering standards on the games you work on, and enjoy close collaboration with a lean team and getting your hands dirty.

*Please note, this position will be hired through the new game studio that is funded by our partner. Though this role will initially work with Strider, this position will not be employed by Strider.


    • Lead and direct engineering vision and standards for the game and studio
    • Architect new games with clean reusable systems using game engines (eg. Unity)
    • Work with design and art to deliver the game vision and ensure we deliver delightful experiences to our players
    • Ensure game features and systems are scalable, flexible, and simple to use
    • Embrace rapid iteration by prototyping core gameplay mechanics with product owners
    • Implement client-side UI that meets the requirements of designers and UI artists
    • Collaborate with design on the implementation of features and systems from end to end
    • Support content creation pipelines, tool development, and workflow improvements
    • Build performant, sustainable, and maintainable technologies and code


    • A passion for games or other interactive experiences and entertainment (movies, games, music) and being involved in building game projects
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with art and design
    • Strong, proven skills in Unity game development, performance analysis, code optimization, and C# scripting
    • 5+ years of professional experience in game software development across various game development stages from prototyping to post-launch
    • Knowledge of scalable server architecture design and experience architecting complex gameplay systems
    • Manage internal and external engineers and monitor work to engineering standards
    • Create and maintain technical design documents and self-manage programming task schedules
    • Passion for solving challenging technical problems
    • Excellent debugging and performance analysis skills
    • Experience building games on PC and mobile 
    • Experience building product from scratch, concepting, shipping, and supporting a live product at global scale
    • Self-motivated and able to participate in all areas of engineering


    • Experience or interest in Web3 and related technologies and building
    • Full-stack development experience and leadership
    • Experience developing with Unity for WebGL
    • Experience developing synchronous and asynchronous networking solutions for online gameplay
$150,000 - $200,000 a year
- Please note, this range only accounts for base salary. Total compensation will include additional cash and non-cash compensation.
- This range has yet to account for location and cost of living. If selected for an interview, part of the initial conversation will be compensation, where we can best assess and communicate what total compensation will look like.

As mentioned, the above is just a list. We want to assess ALL of you, including who you are and the potential of who you can be. If you have some or all of what we're seeking, please apply! :)

- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
- Competitive Compensation Plan
- Fully Remote
- Flexible Work Hours
- Unlimited PTO
- 401K
- Modern tools and processes, and co-workers who are on the cutting edge of innovation in product development 
- An Amazing Team :)

At this new games studio, we are dedicated to building not just a product, but a workplace that values and promotes creativity and the diversity of people & thoughts. Our hugest asset is our global team, and we want to make sure that we are fueling an authentic workplace, where each individual can feel a sense of belonging.

This new games studio provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.