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Nexon America

Engineering Manager

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Nexon America
🇺🇸 El Segundo, CA

About Nexon

Nexon, a world leader in online games, is building a workplace based on mutual respect, good humor, and the pursuit of excellence because we believe that great games can only be built by amazing people. Our vision is to create high quality, innovative online games that create unforgettable experiences for players around the world.

Nexon America is a leader in online gaming and award-winning publisher of renowned MMORPGs MapleStory, Mabinogi and Vindictus, which have gone on to break records and captivate players, and the company was recognized as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company in February 2022 for 2 years in a row! With new projects on the horizon, Nexon America maintains the pioneering and innovative spirit of its parent company, Nexon, employing its player-first approach, while designing the best possible gameplay experiences for the western market.


Your future is our future; we are a game development studio that is working at the edge of computer science: graph databases, artificial intelligence, microservice fabrics, cutting-edge graphic engine pipeline support, and an internal vision that will revolutionize our industry. We are looking for rockstar talent to help us deliver our next phase of technology that's very different from what you can currently find in the marketplace. Sure, we have a few ideas and a roadmap, but that is never enough! We need your thoughts and opinions … and we need you … to help us find that magical intersection between content and technology, where we can inspire the industry and the community to achieve something different. We are visualizing a future where you make an impact!

Nexon is looking for an Engineering manager who is detail-oriented, self-motivated, and passionate to join the team. You would be responsible for the development team delivering performant, well built, and stable features to players across the world. You would lead projects by overseeing the architecture, scope, implementation and their final delivery. Projects will span the full stack - from front-end client work in TypeScript and C++ to back-end AWS services in Python and Java. In addition to the technology, you would manage and mentor developers and be responsible for developing an exceptional team.


  • Lead small, tight development teams in software development
  • Contribute throughout the whole lifecycle of shipping fun, innovative features played by millions
  • Oversee technical implementation
  • Work with architects to deliver scalable products in AWS
  • Research new technologies and create roadmaps for future capabilities
  • Work closely with product and design to establish plans for the future


  • BA in computer science or related fields (Or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated passion for technology
  • Skilled in multiple languages (JS, C#, C++,Java,Python)
  • Understanding development Concepts (OOP, TDD, SOLID, GOF) and use these concept to mentor others
  • Experienced with setting up and assembling AWS Features (S3, Lambda, EC2, Route 53, Cloudformation, etc.) into meaningful subsystems
  • Demonstrated the ability to deliver medium features with minimal additional guidance
  • Experience developing Prototypes and delivering metics on experiments


  • Experience in managing external teams
  • Experience in scripting such as Google App Scripts
  • Experience in (and love for) narrative or interactive fiction games
  • Experience in (and love for) casual and/or female-focused mobile games

Nexon’s benefits and perks:

We offer medical, dental and vision plans for you, your spouse or domestic partner and your children. Employees who enroll in the high deductible health plan receive an annual employer contribution to a health savings account and company paid hospital indemnity benefits. We also provide company paid life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability benefits as well as access to voluntary life and AD&D for yourself and your dependents, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan with a company match, and pet insurance. Nexies are encouraged to take advantage of our monthly wellness credit, participate in lunchtime yoga, and enroll in language classes. We host bi-monthly catered lunches, monthly happy hours, and maintain a well-stocked snack bar. To help you maintain a good work life balance, we offer paid time off, sick days, company holidays, and a year-end break.

Nexon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.