Director of Engineering

Glendale, CA 91203

Employment Type: Perm Job Category: Director Job Number: 18650

Summary

Our client, a fast-growing educational software company, is seeking a full-time in-house Director of  Engineering  to lead the technical team on a new, still unreleased ambitious project. This person will report directly to our Executive Producer and have overall responsibility for the engineering team across platforms and technologies.

Responsibilities
  • Provide technical expertise to lead and manage a team of engineers across multiple disciplines – client, server, network, database, web, and tools.
  • Interface with creative teams to provide solutions for feature requests within limits set by company stakeholders.
  • Architect, drive, and oversee long and short-term technology solutions for client and server software.
  • Contribute to the technology platforms, libraries, systems, and tooling used by our engineering team(s).
  • Work with production to plan, scope, and schedule solutions from the engineering team
  • Collaborate and facilitate communication both locally and with remote development teams.
  • Evangelize and support the rollout of new technologies, libraries, and development techniques.
  • Evaluate current staffing needs and participate in recruiting initiatives and interview processes.
  • Contribute to emerging training strategies and career development initiatives. 

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience building and managing technical teams, including hiring and mentoring developers
  • Experience managing mixed engineering organizations including local, remote, and vendor resources
  • Familiarity with client/server, database/web interfaces, and Unity development for PC and mobile
  • Experience architecting and facilitating solutions for multi-player online, PC and mobile platforms.
  • Experience collaborating with, and giving guidance to, technical leads.
  • An excellent communicator, both verbal and written, with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • A proven ability to facilitate consensus across cross-functional teams.
  • Comprehension of a variety of Software Development Life Cycle practices including Agile/Scrum
  • Expert knowledge of modern mobile technologies including iOS development in Objective C, Android development in Java, and cross platform development in Unity using C#.
  • MMO experience highly desired. Familiarity with Photon Server a plus.
  • Strong work ethic required, sense of humor a plus

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