Software Engineer, Features & UI

Second Dinner
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June 6, 2022
Full Time
United States

HEEEEY! Second Dinner is hard at work on the super fun Marvel SNAP game! We seek an awesome Software Engineer with experience working in gameplay, features, and user experience! As an engineering superhero, you'll collaborate across teams to ensure our game is engaging, polished, and intuitive!

If you’re passionate about collaborating and iterating with designers, artists, and other engineers to craft powerful player experiences, then we'd love to hear from you!

**Please attach your cover letter AND resume as one document.**

We want you to...

  • Work closely with designers, artists, and other engineers to establish a shared vision for compelling player experiences
  • Drive the architecture and implementation of functional and elegant user interfaces
  • Bring wireframes, prototypes, and UIs to life within the game
  • Establish, share, and iterate on best practices for game feature architecture
  • Create tools and systems that can be reused to provide value in other parts of the game
  • Develop underlying back-end systems and server functionality to support front-end features
  • Monitor and repair live issues affecting gameplay

We want you to have…

  • High levels of empathy and support for team members
  • Approachability and excitement to collaborate on design and tech
  • Ability to implement user interfaces and gameplay features from the ground up
  • Experience with modern mobile game design and architecture paradigms
  • Ability to articulate and communicate technical ideas effectively both verbally and in written formats (chat, wiki, email, etc.) to both technical and non-technical team members
  • Experience modeling game states and implementing rules in client-server architectures
  • Love for playing and making great games
  • Experience developing Unity applications


  • Experience creating persistent data schemas, versioning, and data migration
  • Experience crafting server-authoritative multiplayer systems with client prediction
  • Willing to mentor other engineers and be invested in their growth
  • Experience with Git, .NET, and AWS

Come for the people, stay for the employee benefits:

  • Flexible Workplace. 100% remote or flex work environment
  • Health Insurance. Many plan options and we’ll cover a large portion of the premiums
  • Dental Insurance. No cost plan for you and we’ll cover a large portion of family premiums
  • Vision Insurance. No cost plan for you and we’ll cover a large portion of family premiums
  • 401(K). Second Dinner will contribute to your retirement savings plan whether or not you do
  • Holiday. 10+ paid holidays and year-end shutdown
  • Paid Time Off. Take the time you need with Flexible/Open paid time off
  • Parental Leave. 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave with no waiting period
  • Employee Assistance Program. For guidance and help when you need it
  • Discounts. Discount offers for computer hardware, wireless, streaming services, and more!
  • Learning. Lots of Learning Opportunities via in person and online training courses

Company Overview

Second Dinner is located in sunny Orange County, CA. We are a small studio that believes in moving fast and giving everyone a feeling of ownership. People who join us will have a massive impact on both the game and the company.

Whether you prefer the serendipity and organic collaboration of being co-located in an office, or the focus and convenience of being fully remote, Second Dinner is excited to discuss how to help you do your best work. Remote? In-Person? A little of both? Let's do it!

Second Dinner is fully funded, so we think we have everything we need to take our first game over the finish line. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and stock options. It feels like a start-up over here, but without the risk of running out of money before our next milestone.

We are an equal opportunity employer that places high value on diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, disability status, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military status, or veteran status. A diverse team with varied perspectives makes us a better company and will help us make better games. If you can bring something new to the table and expand our point of view, that’s huge upside. Please apply!

We think Second Dinner is awesome! It might be awesome for you too. But maybe not! Let’s figure it out together. Now, here are some reasons Second Dinner might be a great place for you!


MARVEL SNAP unleashes the complete MARVEL multiverse into a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping, strategic, card battler. Assemble your team from a limitless dream roster of heroes and villains, collect endless styles of card backs, and experience superpowered play—all in just three minutes.

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