Manager, Engineering

Regular/Full-Time

Posted 07.17.2017

WE ARE GOD OF WAR! JOIN US!

Managing a team of programmers, partnering with Technical Directors and Engineering Leads, collaborating with other managers, hiring, firing, mentoring, performances reviews, keeping everyone on the career trajectory they want to be on – that’s the job.  Have you got the coding experience?  Have you got the people management chops?  Are you up for it?  If so, give us a shout.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Allocate and plan programming resources
  • Schedule and task coders, directly or in conjunction with Production
  • Collaborate with Leads, Production, and Game Directors to align programming strengths, resource allocations, and assignments with the creative vision of the game
  • Track work progress; follow up to ensure goals are being met
  • Present, communicate and advocate engineering perspectives as appropriate and needed
  • Develop an interpersonal relationship with the engineers; know their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Support the professional goals and development opportunities for the engineering staff
  • Provide coaching (internal development opportunities, mentoring, one-on-ones)
  • Plan and execute (or secure) relevant training and conferences for the engineering team
  • Counsel as needed (including PIPs and other corrective/disciplinary actions)
  • Monitor and review each individual's performance; deliver regular performance appraisals
  • Facilitate communication and feedback between engineers and engineering leads
  • Collaborate in resume review, phone screening, and interviews
  • Promote the engineering culture
  • Develop a general knowledge of the engineering infrastructure
  • Collaborate with Senior Management, the Lead Producer, the Production Team, and other studio leaders to ensure consistent, transparent, and effective processes across disciplines
  • Seek collaborative resolution to both intra and inter team conflicts
  • Create and maintain wiki repositories consisting of department information
  • Contribute to a positive work environment

REQUIREMENTS:

  • B.Sc. degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years programming experience
  • Minimum one development cycle managing, coaching, and mentoring engineers or technical developers
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow through
  • Experience with staffing and team building
  • Knowledge of various project management methodologies and practices
  • Project scheduling experience
  • Good cross-disciplinary communication
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
  • Approachable, relaxed, and friendly demeanor

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit. In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of freedom and autonomy. View the latest about our game at www.godofwar.com

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