Lead Platform Engineer

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August 9, 2021
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA


STAGE11 is establishing the next frontier of digital music and culture. With a talented team of artists, writers, game developers, and engineers, founder Jonathan Belolo has spent the past year experimenting with technologies and partnering with top musicians to find a winning formula that combines the unlimited possibilities of digital space with the immediacy and communion of live performance.

Music is just the first step — STAGE11 is also prototyping how artists and brands might find a new home using AR technology, social platforms, and a persistent gaming metaverse. Informed by our talented creatives and the voices of fans, gamers, and digital creators, STAGE11 will be a new home to bring cultural experiences, branding, and digital retail into an unprecedented digital world.


This role will be a part of the core team leading the development of a cutting-edge augmented reality (AR), location-based mobile game. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a small project-oriented development team utilizing co-development partners to build fully realized applications on iOS and Android.

What you’ll do:

  • Play a lead role designing and developing a platform architecture optimized for streaming content.]
  • Collaborate with a small, tight team in developing successful AR experiences on mobile platforms.
  • Participate in scoping project features into architecture roadmaps, tasks, time estimates, plus creation and maintenance of technical design documents.
  • Drive and support co-developer partner milestones.
  • Analyze technical requirements involved in the implementation of new features or modification of existing features.
  • Explore new technologies and solve cutting edge technical challenges.
  • Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from design through release.

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree or above in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5-7+ years of solid experience in mobile software development.
  • Experience leading fast-moving engineering teams.
  • Experience with AR frameworks (ARKit, ARCore, AR Foundation, etc.)
  • Ability to quickly prototype and iterate. Ability to collaborate interactively with product managers/designers to quickly come up with the best solution.
  • Ability to plan for code reusability across multiple products.
  • Comfortable interacting with various backend APIs (Rest, GraphQL, etc). Ability to write bullet-proof code which will work under various connectivity scenarios (including offline).
  • Proficiency in mobile development with low-level graphics APIs (Metal, OpenGL, DirectX, Vulkan).
  • Experience with native iOS or Android.
  • Experience working on the Unity 3d or Unreal platforms.


  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits, including healthcare and a 401(k)
  • Generous paid-time-off
  • Flexible work environment
  • Teambuilding and events in amazing locations


We are a group of technologists, creatives, music executives and gamers who have come together to create a new digital home for artists, brands and audiences alike.

We are looking for people to join our journey as we build products and bold interactive experiences that will transform how artists and brands connect with their audiences. We want people with big, bold ideas who breathe the world of tech, gaming and music who can help us reach the next stage of our vision.

We offer the chance to work in a relaxed, super focused and passionate environment with the best and most inspiring people in the business, where no egos are allowed and everyone’s opinion is valued.

Stage11 is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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