VP of Game Engineering

Location
Palo Alto
Posted
Jul 17, 2013
Closes
Aug 16, 2013
Contact
Ms. Renee Scott
Category
Technology
Duration
Full Time
The VP of Game Engineering is an integral piece of the leadership team and will report to the CTO/Co-founder and collaborate with the rest of the executive team. You should have experience managing large-scale teams, have exceptional management skills, and be obsessed with leveraging processes/tools. You will be responsible for managing the entire game development team and ensure the game engineers deliver the product without compromise against tight deadlines. Your impact will directly affect the product, marketing, operations, and financial outcomes of games to be played by tens of millions of global players in the future; this is your chance to leave your legacy!

Responsibilities:
Crucial in driving all game developers against tight deadlines and development milestones
Collaborate with our CTO, VP of Platform Engineering and Chief Architect, and our Development Directors
Responsible for organizing, leading, and mentoring the game engineering team
Partner with Talent Acquisition to meet aggressive hiring goals without compromising technical and cultural qualities
Evolve efficient processes, scalable tools, and resource allocation to achieve a high level of productivity
Create standard for development and architecture requirements
Provide necessary technical leadership skills to lead by example, assist the team in accomplishing all tasks, and demonstrate ownership and accountability for the entire engineering team
Enable the game development team to work cross-functionally with Design, Art, and QA teams
Play a key role as part of the leadership team to build the right infrastructure and culture

Requirements:
10+ years of engineering experience with 5+ years as VP and/or CTO
Experience leading game engineering teams
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related area preferred
Exceptional management skills
Experience scaling teams, technology, and processes
Experience in multi-player social games, RPG, MMO and/or online games
Deep knowledge of C++, MySQL, PHP, Python, Java, and LAMP environments
Startup experience a big plus
Excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
Passion and obsession for the technical performance in every product you ship
Fearless, creative, and resourceful in solving problems
Strong ability to mentor, coach and teach
Passion for games

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