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Blizzard Entertainment

Engineering Manager - Hearthstone

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Blizzard Entertainment
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Irvine, CA

Job Title:

Engineering Manager - Hearthstone

Requisition ID:

R007184

Job Description:

The Hearthstone team is seeking a highly motivated, positive and experienced technical manager to support our engineers and engineering culture. The engineering department manager is responsible for facilitating each engineer's career development, motivating and monitoring them, working with the department lead to evaluate their performance, and providing coaching and counseling as needed. The engineering manager also partners with the technical director to grow and develop future engineering leads.

Responsibilities

  • Develop an interpersonal relationship with all engineers; know their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • Support the professional goals and development opportunities for the entire engineering staff.
  • Facilitate communication and feedback between engineers and the engineering department leads.
  • Provide coaching (IDPs, mentoring, one-on-ones).
  • Counseling as needed (including PIPs and other corrective / disciplinary actions).
  • Monitor and review each individual's progress.
  • Grow and develop engineering department leads to be excellent people managers.
  • Organize regular performance appraisals.
  • Assist production and department leads with work assignment suggestions.
  • Plan and execute (or secure) relevant training and conferences for engineering team.
  • Coordinate recruitment. Assist the engineering department with resumes, phone screening, and interviews. Develop the recruiting process, and proactively seek new avenues for engineering recruitment.

Requirements

  • Experience managing, coaching, and mentoring engineers or other technical developers
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up
  • Experience with staffing and team building
  • Knowledge of various project management methodologies and practices
  • Good cross-disciplinary communications experience between engineering, production, design, and art
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
  • Approachable, relaxed, and friendly demeanor
  • A passion for video games

Pluses

  • Degree in management, computer science, engineering, or equivalent professional training

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (make sure to mention language proficiencies, if any)
  • The cover letter should describe why you are interested in working at Blizzard, and what games you are currently playing

**Only resumes with cover letters will be considered