Scopely is looking for a Director of Engineering to join an unannounced project within our MAX Division! At Scopely, we care deeply about what we do and want to inspire play, every day - whether in our work environments alongside our talented colleagues, or through our deep connections with our communities of players. We are a global team of game lovers who are developing, publishing and innovating the mobile games industry, connecting millions of people around the world daily.
We are in the development stages on one of our new unannounced projects, and are looking for passionate game makers to collaborate, get in early and make their mark on this exciting venture!
What You Will Do
Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Engineering will be responsible for managing the engineering team on an new/unannounced game entering pre-production. A successful candidate will have both experience in technical direction as well as excellent communication and team building skills. Strong knowledge of various game technologies for both client and server, the successful candidate will also be responsible for maintaining technical standards.
Maintaining technical ownership of the project. Balance personal experience with leveraging technical specialists to aid in decision-making, risk management, and oversight of the entire engineering team
Be hands-on while the team is small and get your hands dirty whenever the team needs additional support
Building a team of engineers for a new project. Lead hiring efforts, technical evaluation, and maintenance of healthy team structure and composition
Mentorship and growth of engineering staff. Focus on providing technical coaching, skill development, and knowledge sharing within the team
Advocating and championing technical quality and processes. Identifying, documenting, and promoting best practices while balancing productivity with continuous quality
Facilitating cross-discipline team collaboration. Work with other discipline leadership to build processes and team culture that foster a healthy and efficient team
What We Are Looking For
5+ years of engineering team management experience including:
Managing larger engineering teams (10+ engineers)
Working with and managing a remote/distributed team
Development and maintenance of engineering best practices and standards
Managing multiple concurrent initiatives and features simultaneously
Growing a development team within a large organization
Vetting new engineer candidates for technical and cultural fit
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Able to communicate effectively both upward and downward to technical and non-technical disciplines
Experience managing engineering teams and requirements through the full product cycle from prototype to production
Strong skills with Unity Engine and C#
Optimization, memory management and performance
Mobile/live/F2P games experience
Constraints and optimizations for mobile devices
Knowledge of client/server architecture
Networking APIs (REST/HTTP)
Multiplayer feature development
Experience monitoring/maintaining technical quality
Code reviews & QA processes and tools
Experience evaluating and utilizing 3rd party tools/SDKs within Unity
Familiarity with CI/CD and build systems/pipelines
Spanish language ability
For candidates in CA, CO, NJ, NY and WA, the annual salary range is $180,000 - $275,000, plus equity, bonus and benefits including healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, pet insurance, paid holidays, paid Scopely free days, and unlimited paid time-off. Base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. At Scopely, we create games for everyone - and want to ensure that the people behind our games reflect that! We are committed to creating a diverse, supportive work environment where everyone is treated with respect. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and welcome individuals from all backgrounds to join us & embrace the adventure!
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment and mobile-first video game company, home to many top, award-winning experiences such as "MONOPOLY GO!," “Star Trek™ Fleet Command,” “Stumble Guys,” “MARVEL Strike Force,” and “Yahtzee® With Buddies,” among others. Scopely creates, publishes, and live-operates immersive games that empower a directed-by-consumer™ experience across multiple platforms--from mobile, web, PC and beyond. Founded in 2011, Scopely is fueled by a world-class team and a proprietary technology platform Playgami that supports one of the most diversified portfolios in the games industry. Recognized multiple times as one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” Scopely is a multi-billion-dollar business due to its ability to create long-lasting game experiences that players enjoy for years. Scopely has global operations in more than a dozen markets across Asia, EMEA, and North America, and is home to many internal game development teams, referred to as Scopely Studios, with additional game studio partners across four continents. Scopely was acquired by Savvy Games Group in July 2023 for $4.9 billion, and is now an independent subsidiary of Savvy.