Gambling for online games

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Between 5 and 10





What do we do?

Kickback is building the casino of the future. Except it’s not boring card games or slot machines. We let you bet in video games that you already love spending hours playing everyday. These are games like Counter Strike, where skill matters and you control your own luck.

Since being founded in December 2014 we’ve become the largest skill-gaming site for desktop games on the internet.

Why join us?

We’re looking for engineers that want to make a difference in gaming and define a new industry. Our goal is to replace gambling with an experience 10 times more engaging and a userbase 100x bigger.

We’re not so big on meeting culture, the 9-5 grind, internal ranks based on title instead of merit and office politics. The whole team communicates through Slack and company-RFCs via pull requests on Github. Last week our business guy opened a PR for which snacks to stock in the office.

Technical challenges

We are constantly solving tough and interesting problems — AI algorithms for matchmaking; automated anti-fraud; automated server hosting + scaling packaged up and delivered quickly through a beautiful frontend powered by ember.

The worst possible thing for gamers is downtime. It’s unacceptable and we constantly focus how to minimize the possibility of any delay in our service at scale. We’re looking for engineers with an obsessive passion for minimizing risk while keeping the team moving quickly and efficiently.

Our engineering team has a strong focus on operating efficiently and automating everything that could help us move faster. We rely heavily on continuous deployment and constantly ship small, incremental changes. From the beginning we were built by a remote-friendly team; half of our current team works remotely.

Our press coverage

Our Founders

Mark Prokoudine


Vlad Nov


Our tech stack

  • rails
  • postgres
  • ember.js
  • influx
  • node
  • ruby
  • python
  • ember cli
  • docker
  • aws
  • Redshift

Our investors

  • Mark Pincus
  • Justin Kan
  • Steve Huffman
  • Y Combinator
  • Nas