Women Impact Tech

Game Engineering Manager - North America

    Remote

About the Role:

Here at Playco, we make games that bring the world closer together through play!

Our ideal teammates are thoughtful, low ego, and hardworking professionals who can both zoom into the details and zoom out to embrace the big picture. We are passionate about makers and tinkerers, who are unafraid to experiment with a healthy disregard for constraints. We hope you’ll enrich our team with your enthusiasm and passion, both for games and for life.

About this Role

As Executive Producer, you are the Visionary and Chief Executive Motivator of our games teams. You set the vision for our games. Every day, you inspire every team member to produce their greatest work. You are steadfast and vigilant, staying fully alert to the weaknesses, strengths, threats, and opportunities facing your games. Your energy is insatiable and contagious, infecting the team with confidence and comradery. Your strong, magnetic personality and charisma shine daily as you excite the team with your game’s potential while being the communication bridge between all stakeholders. Public speaking is second nature to you. You maintain overall planning and budgetary responsibilities for your games and ensure your projects achieve their ambitious goals. You build and lead teams of multidisciplinary people, including other producers, engineers, product managers, and creatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of highly skilled engineers to deliver polished features on a consistent basis in a high pace environment. We deploy code multiple times a day to millions of users across the world.
  • Lead the development and deployment processes - make sure that the features are shipped reliably and product stays healthy once they hit production.
  • Ensure our gaming services are performant, reliable and efficient. Our services must scale to millions of users.
  • Design, review and write code -- this is a hands-on engineering role and you will be directly involved in the design and development of new features, writing and reviewing code.
  • Provide mentorship and feedback to teammates to make your team the best version of itself. Empower and encourage everyone to give their best work.
  • Collaborate with other leaders around the company to prioritize and execute against technology needs across game teams.
  • Work with the head of our core technology engineering group

Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience.
  • Experience managing a team of engineers.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work reliably in a remote team environment.
  • Attention to detail - any code that makes it into the product will affect millions of users immediately.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in object­-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Self starter, analytical and creative.
  • Solid familiarity with analytics and A/B testing in mobile games.
  • Great teammate with a positive demeanor.
  • Experience writing clean, testable, high-quality code and crafting highly scalable systems in production.
  • Familiarity with git, svn or other VCS.
  • You must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment and multiple time zones.

Bonus

  • Verbal and written communication skills in Japanese.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Expert knowledge of NodeJS and TypeScript.
  • Experience in game development, gaming services and shipped titles.

EEOC

Playco is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, disability, genetic information, age, military service, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We believe that our differences are our strength and we know that diversity builds a better team.

Meet Playco

Playco is the world’s first instant gaming company, focused on building games that people can play together without any additional app downloads.