Jobs at Rixty

Senior Director of Engineering

Available Immediately

Rixty ( seeks a Senior Director of Engineering to manage the development of our online payment system. In this hands-on position, you will be responsible for contributing to and managing the ongoing software development, architecture and operations of our live platform providing payment services for thousands of online games in the US, with operations across North and South America.

About Rixty:

Rixty is the nation's largest no-fee cash-based payment system for online entertainment, helping youth and adults who lack credit cards pay for their favorite online games and websites. Today Rixty users can pay online with cash by exchanging coins at 15,000 Coinstar kiosks or by purchasing a Rixty prepaid card or Green Dot MoneyPak card at 60,000 retail stores nationwide. Rixty supports more than 1,000 online games, including major MMO games and hundreds of downloadable and web-based games. We are powering the growth of the virtual goods and micro-transaction monetization and are looking for individuals who can come onboard and make a major impact. Rixty opened our South American office in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012 and expanded into Canada and Mexico last year. Our headquarters are located in downtown San Francisco near the Montgomery BART stop in the heart of SOMA. In late 2012, Rixty received a major investment from MOL, the leading cash-based payments provider in Southeast Asia. While continuing to operate independently, we work closely with the MOL team to extend the Rixty brand across North and South America.

The Job:

The Senior Director of Engineering is a very hands-on position that requires a top-notch Java coder who can also manage our development cycle. We are looking for someone who can lead the small Rixty engineering team with their technical know-how and engineering skills and help us continue to build a lean world-class engineering organization.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with the full suite of technologies required to build and operate a modern Java-based multi-tier web site.

  • Experience in recruiting, hiring and mentoring Software Engineers
  • Experience leading small teams
Architecture & Performance
  • General knowledge of security & encryption
  • General knowledge of scalability, caching, concurrency & load balancing
  • Working knowledge of Web Formats and Protocols (JSON, AJAX, XML, Web Services, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix required
  • Experience with Network Management utilities desirable
  • Experience with Amazon EC2 desirable

Rixty uses a Java-based software stack, favoring light-weight open source components. Our build, test, and deployment processes are fully automated.

  • Deep knowledge of Java required
  • Deep knowledge of SQL required (preferably mysql)
  • Git source control, JIRA bug tracking
  • Experience with Java web frameworks desirable (Wicket, Spring, Hibernate, etc)
Software Engineering Methodologies
  • Continuous Integration (Hudson)
  • Automation of DevOps
  • BS or MS in Computer Science required

Please email your resume and include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the Senior Director of Engineering role to

  • Rixty came up with a nifty solution: an anti-credit card  New York Magazine
  • Rixty users can use cash and coins to pay for hundreds of massively multiplayer online games, virtual worlds, Facebook games and casual games on web sites.  VentureBeat
  • Rixty solves the credit problem for virtual goods.  AdvertisingAge
  • Rixty is an excellent payment option for the unbanked  TechCrunch
  • Rixty today has numerous ways to use cash for online purchases  The New York Times
  • Rixty allows people without credit cards to buy virtual goods in popular online games like FarmVille and Adventure Quest  Time Magazine
  • Reducing friction to payments is turning into a large opportunity... Rixty allows consumers to buy prepaid cards with cash to be redeemed for game credits online.  All Things Digital