When you start with the player, the rest takes care of itself.

Maybe more accurately, when you start with the player, gather up a bunch of fairly impressive malcontents, use Web3 technologies in a truly Web3 sort of way, and make sure the whole thing is fun for all…THEN the rest takes care of itself.

Here are those malcontents:



Brooks Brown


Jay Komas




Chris Szadkowski









The point is not to decentralize the world. The point is to change it.

Welcome to NOR
The Future of Play


NOR is a platform for play. It’s a fully-realized universe with its own history, its own future, its own economy, and its own natural laws. This is where players compete for coin and glory—and where death truly matters.

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Santiago Santos
Tyler Ward
Aaron McDonald
Quinn Abrahams
Ralf Reichert

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Consortium9 is creating the future of interactive entertainment.

The state of play in the gaming industry is broken, and we aren’t saying anything new by claiming this. From over-funded AAA games failing to deliver on their promise to the new wave of Play2Earn, every game seems to be taking the worst parts of the videogame business and somehow finding new lows.

We’re here to bring back everything that made games fun in the first place. To do away with pay-to-win, play-to-earn, and all the other ways the gaming industry has stripped the fun from play. We’re not here to cynically recreate all their worst inventions with shiny new technology; we’re here to create the world in which we ourselves want to play. That’s why we’re building NOR. A gaming platform built for players, that uses technology in service of play.

Job Description:
We are looking for a Lead Web3 Full-Stack developer who will be responsible for leading, designing, implementing, and finally supporting NOR’s platform and NFTs. Your primary responsibility will be spearheading the development of NOR by writing clean, functional code on the front and back-end. Bug-fixing and documentation are going to be presumed with this

Who are you:
Consortium9 is defining the future of entertainment, so we’re looking for someone who’s willing to roll up their sleeves and occasionally go above and beyond what their job description says on paper.

Our ideal candidate is:

  • A team player
  • A leader: able to lead and partner with other team members
  • Security minded
  • Adaptable/flexible: enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Achievement-oriented: enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Innovative: prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • Independent, organized, and accountable
  • Strong Communicator: Able to proactively communicate with the founders and the rest of the development team


  • Design, develop, maintain, support, and document the NOR platform and NFTs
  • Brainstorm and help evaluate the user flow, and experiences for new tools and technologies as they continually evolve
  • Manage developer relations and developer support for NOR game developers
  • Build comprehensive documentation, examples and tutorials for the team and partner developers


  • Strong software development background (5+ years of experience)
  • Experience working with open-source projects
  • Strong knowledge of common algorithms and data structures
  • Experience with web3
  • Extensive experience with Node.js, JavaScript, and other modern web development technologies
  • Experience with UX/UI front end development
  • Familiarity with ETH and have experiences working with other layers


  • We offer a total employee experience which includes:
  • Competitive Compensation, Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health plans and Parental leave
  • Remote

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Position Summary:
As Senior Director of Project Management at Consortium9 Labs, you’ll use your expertise to lead teams focused on complex, multi-disciplinary projects. In this role, you’ll work with and oversee the entire globally distributed project management team. You will create project briefs, plan requirements, identify risks, manage schedules, monitor budgets and costs, and communicate clearly with project stakeholders to deliver outstanding results.

Who are you:
You are a self-directed project manager with a proven track record in transforming development and creative teams into a well-oiled machine

Our ideal candidate is:

  • 5-10 years experience managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects at a senior level.
  • Experience in a high-level project management role with a digital creative agency or game studio.
  • Intermediate understanding of frontend and backend game development
  • Experience working with project management frameworks such as Waterfall and Agile.
  • Experience working with project management tools such as Jira, Excel, Shotgun, Monday, etc.
  • Must work and be available during West Coast business hours (8am – 6pm Pacific Time).


  • Plan, document and implement project briefs with top-level company goals in mind.
  • Coordinate communication across teams, working with team producers and project leadership.
  • Own the schedules and tracking, production pipelines and content delivery.
  • Identify risks and task dependencies across projects and departments
  • Manage the project scope, budget, and timeline for the life of the project
  • Organize resource planning: budgets and time
  • Ensure that game quality expectations are met with milestones released on schedule.
  • Brainstorm and implement solutions for blockers, showstoppers or delays with project leads.
  • Maintain a good standard of commitment and team motivation to create a high-morale work environment
  • Establish regular communication with internal stakeholders to provide project health updates


  • Strong project management fundamentals including capacity planning, scope assessment and management, and tracking deliverables
  • Solid grasp of project management software (e.g., JIRA, Monday, Excel and more)
  • Have an intermediate understanding in the technical process of software and game development
  • Experience working with co-development teams and external contractors
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage downward and upward
  • Analytical with ability to problem solve, analyze risk, and create contingency plans
  • Creative, proactive, innovative, dynamic, and diplomatic


We offer a total employee experience which includes:

  • Competitive Compensation, Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Remote work environment

Salary Range: $150,000 – $200,000

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Job Description:
We’re looking for a Head of Engineering who’s excited to work with a dynamic team in establishing the technical roadmap and strategies for an innovative gaming platform. This position will be working with leadership in the game department as the infrastructure architect of the gaming platform. The right candidate will have an understanding of software development, scaling and production. Our Head of Engineering will have ownership of all technical aspects as we grow. We’re looking for someone who comes from gaming and Esports and understands the technical challenges of such environments. Quick thinking and a willingness to explore ways to implement, evolve & innovate within the vision for the Nor platform.

Who are you:
You are someone who’s willing to roll up their sleeves and occasionally go above and beyond what their job description says on paper, and of course, someone who REALLY loves games.


  • Passionate ethos about Gaming: Strategies, mechanics, ethics
  • Adaptable workflow: Ready to explore the full potential of different ideas as we build our platform
  • Innovative approach: A desire to transform gaming including how it’s built
  • Team Player Style: Actively collaborates with their team and other departments with roadmapping, pipelines, and future-proofing
  • Tech-motivated mindset: Learn and leverage new technologies and tools


  • Coordinate technical challenges and resources required by the production
  • Establish & promote the vision for the platform
  • Own the technical roadmap, its prioritization and timely delivery
  • Raise concerns, recommendations, and champion solutions
  • Keep an eye on the platform’s growth and needs, ensure the decisions taken are good and aligned with the vision
  • Manage resource planning and recruitment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in CS, Software Engineering, or related technical discipline; will consider equivalent related experience based on project(s).
  • Strong engineering background in games AA – AAA – Shipped titles
  • 8+ years of experience in an engineering role; evaluations based on project(s).
  • Experience building and scaling an engineering team: preference given to those who have worked with gaming platform(s)
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages, patterns, roadmaps, principles and software architecture
  • 3+ years experience in full-feature software development lifecycle, including tech requirements, development, QA, and testing
  • 3+ years experience developing in Unreal
  • Experience of HTML/CSS approaches to game UI (React, etc)
  • Strong experience executing agile management principles using project management software such as Jira, Perforce, and other comparable software.
  • Good communication skills including written, presentation and interpersonal across all departments and leadership


We offer a total employee experience which includes:

  • Competitive Compensation, Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Remote work environment

Salary Range: $150,000 – $200,000

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We’re looking for a Senior Animator who’s excited to work with a dynamic, innovative team, using their experience in animating gameplay concepts to the next level. This position will be working with the Head of Game Design, the Lead Animator and the animation team designing and implementing 1st and 3rd person gameplay animation as we expand our platform. You will be responsible for using documentation, prototyping, animating, engine implementation, and of course, play! We are especially interested in someone who has previously built first person animation and is a whiz at Unreal Engine 4 and 5. The right candidate will also have experience working in Maya and other applications that will be needed during production. Working with the team will take a lot of quick thinking and willingness to explore what’s possible in order to innovate, evolve and create the world of Play-Fi.

Who are you:

You are someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and occasionally go above and beyond what their job description says on paper, and of course, someone who REALLY loves games.

Our ideal candidate is

  • Passionate – to breathe life into characters through gameplay.
  • Driven – by the challenge to create gameplay animations that are not only visually pleasing but also responsive.
  • Adaptable – in creating animations that are rough for fast prototyping whilst also able to take things through to final.
  • A team player – focused on helping the team achieve their goals by mentoring and being actively involved in reviews and feedback.
  • Innovative – able to work in unconventional ways on tasks that require creativity.
  • Achievement-oriented – enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail.
  • Collaborative – seeking to work extensively with other disciplines to come up with solutions while championing animation’s needs.
  • Tech motivated – constantly learning and leveraging new technologies and tools for use in workflow and pipeline.


  • Deliver high quality final 3D gameplay animations (key frame & mocap).
  • Ability to work rough and fast to prototype mechanics with other departments.
  • Demonstrate an expert understanding of how animation supports gameplay mechanics.
  • Implement animation assets into Unreal Engine 5.
  • Provide feedback and actively participate in reviews with your colleagues.
  • Actively discuss issues and requirements with other departments.


  • Strong animation background in games AA – AAA (4+ years) – Shipped titles and years.
  • Experience in 1st person/fps view model animation. – Animation reel required.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of animation and how to adapt them to achieve different styles.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 or 5.
  • Expertise in gameplay animation using a 3D package – Maya preferred.
  • Experience with agile development.
  • Nimble and able to prioritize and problem-solve quickly.
  • Strong collaboration skills within and across disciplines.
  • Demo reel showcasing your talents and experience.
  • If a non-native speaker, advanced level of English.


  • Experience with mocap and creature animation.
  • Ability to build Unreal animation blueprints for gameplay from scratch.
  • Experience with tools such as animbot, auto riggers, etc.
  • Rigging experience.
  • Scripting skills a bonus.

Employee Benefits

  • We offer a total employee experience which includes:
  • Competitive Compensation, Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Remote work environment

Salary Range: $90,000 – $110,000

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The Community Liaison is the primary communication hub connecting the NOR team and its community.

Our ideal candidate is

  • A motivated self-starter who works equally well independently or in collaboration with others.
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing situations and impromptu requests.
  • Familiar with crypto projects and their communities.
  • Cool under pressure.
  • Well-organized.


  • Gather and amalgamate feedback from the community for the NOR team.
  • Engage the community with a trusted point of contact that provides information, addresses their concerns, and assists them with minor technical issues.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to provide support for various initiatives and events.
  • Represent the Community team and Consortium9 in a positive, professional manner.
  • Monitor the NOR Discord, keeping discussions on topic and taking action as needed.


  • Proven excellence in creative and technical writing skills.
  • At least two years of experience in online community relations and/or customer service.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Discord, and Twitter Analytics.
  • Effective time management.
  • Good problem-solving abilities.

Employee Benefits
We offer a total employee experience which includes:

  • Competitive Compensation, Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Remote work environment

Salary Range:  $45,000 – $70,000


We always want to work with amazing people.Be a part of the future of entertainment. Contact us.


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