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Moon Active

Director of R&D - Common Infrastructure

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Moon Active
🇮🇱 Tel Aviv

Moon Active is one of the world's fastest-growing mobile game startups and provides entertainment for millions of active users across the universe. The company's games have reached #1 top grossing rank in multiple countries around the world including US, UK, Spain and many more.

We're looking for an experienced R&D Manager to join our rapidly growing company and lead the development of our common services that are shared between multiple game studios . As Director of R&D you will be responsible for building and guiding teams of energized, brilliant and creative engineers to work on unique challenges of scale and performance while keeping a fast pace of deliveries.


  • Build teams of backend and mobile developers responsible for common services, Infrastructure and SDKs
  • Lead engineers in Moon Active Scrum-teams in Tel Aviv and offshore
  • Manage the teams, including their projects, goals, and deadlines and build positive working relationships with the different stakeholders
  • Contribute to the products roadmap
  • Work alongside Architects, Product and other R&D managers in the different game studios to deliver new capabilities and value to the company
  • Play a major role in our strategic growth as an R&D team - technology and process wise


  • 10+ years experience in application design and development
  • 5+ years of senior R&D management position
  • Experience in building R&D teams from the ground up
  • Strong understanding of Backend technologies and architecture
  • Working experience with high-scale distributed backend systems written in Node.js/Java/C#/Python/Go
  • Experience with NoSQL and key value DB’s (e.g Redis)
  • Experience with microservices and kubernetes
  • Experience in working with cloud-based architectures and AWS specifically
  • Ability to carry requirements from early phase to full implementation
  • Experience with mobile development is a plus
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)