Chess Explanation Engineer

About Us

Chess.com is one of the largest gaming sites in the world and the clear #1 platform for playing, learning, and enjoying chess. 

We are a team of 335+ fully remote people in 45+ countries working hard to serve the global chess community. We are also growing fast, with more than 80 million players having chosen Chess.com as their online chess home, and a large base of happy premium subscribers. 

We are a tech company. A gaming company. A content company. And we do it all with passion and commitment to the game. Above all we prize our mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, no-corporate culture, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you can bring to the team.

About You

You’re a creative software engineer with an interest in architecture.  You’ve built software for fun.  You’re a regular chessplayer.  When there’s a problem, you can think of more than one way to solve it.  You care about your code’s correctness, clarity and structure.  You’ve shipped bugs to production, found them and fixed them.

What You’ll Do

  • Work on software that millions of people use to learn and understand chess

  • Join a small team writing chess algorithms to recognize everything interesting about any move, piece, position or game

  • Plan, build, test, deploy, debug, refine, and enjoy

Preferred Skills

  • 3+ years professional C++

  • Comfort with git and github

  • Experience with the full software development life cycle

  • Javascript and python a plus

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full time or equivalent position

  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)

  • Availability during US work hours strongly preferred



You can learn more about us here:

  • https://www.chess.com/blog/erik/how-chess-com-s-100-person-virtual-team-works-together
  • https://www.chess.com/about 

We look forward to meeting you!