about Lucra

Lucra is the leading technology provider of real-money gamification services. Our B2B and Direct-To-Consumer technologies facilitate real money contests on partner platforms or within their own app, available on iOS and Android. Lucra's white-label, Software Development Kit (SDK) provides partners with a comprehensive, turnkey solution to embed gamification technology directly into their platforms. This innovation offers features previously unavailable to enterprise clients, including real-money, peer-to-peer contests within their platforms. Lucra is changing the way fans engage with their friends by introducing a new, digital, social-first gaming experience.

why we are so excited:

Space: Social, real-money gamification combines several attractive and under-penetrated markets. We are first movers in this market and have an opportunity to create an industry-leading technology that can service millions of customers worldwide.

Stage: We have closed a successful Series A with high-profile, individual and institutional investors across consumer, sports, and enterprise. We need to ramp up the team and take advantage of the early lead we have in our space.

Team: We are a team composed of repeat founders from Stanford Business School, with employees from Microsoft, NASA, Goldman Sachs, AQR, Athena Health, Atlassian, and more!

Investor Base: We are backed by some of the biggest names in consumer technology and sports, including NFL/NBA/MLB/MLS/MLP team owners, professional athletes, and top-tier venture funds.

about the role

This role is a foundational one within our organization to lead our Backend Engineering team, with lots of opportunity for growth. We are looking for a full-time employee with a start date of ASAP. We are fully remote and open to all US locations. We are building for the future!

Non-Technical Requirements

  • 1-2 years experience leading a team of 2 or more engineers
  • Experience leading code reviews and providing constructive feedback
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Team-first mentality, works well with others
  • Fluent written and verbal English (native speaker level)
  • Passion for sports and competition
  • Not afraid to jump in when you see something you can add value to
  • Experience leading remote pair programming sessions

Technical Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience with Node.js tech stacks and scaling Node services in production
  • Experience with GraphQL (Hasura skills is a plus)
  • Experience with AWS tech stack (Lambda/Serverless is a plus)
  • Production PostgresSQL experience
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests with a focus on adding tests that provide value over writing tests for the sake of coverage

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has experience working in a fast-paced early-stage start-up environment or is incredibly enthusiastic about learning quickly in a new space.
  • Is able to synthesize information quickly, distill the most relevant insights, and communicate those insights to relevant stakeholders.
  • Is familiar with using SQL or similar tools to conduct data analysis.
  • Is proactive, bold, and resourceful ("If not me, then who?").
  • Is not afraid to work 10-12 hour days, if necessary.
  • Is curious about the social gaming space.
  • Shares our vision of connecting people through friendly competition.
  • Thrives in our collaborative culture and is a great a team player.
Looking for candidates for an immediate start-date.

Please email team@lucrasports.com with your resume to apply.

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