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Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Sr. Manager, Software Development

  • Job Summary: The Sr. Manager of Software Engineering is responsible for ongoing development of the Pokémon Training Club Platform. This role manages a team responsible for core services and websites by The Pokémon Company International to fans. This position works closely with the rest of the Software Engineering, DevOps team members and other stakeholders within the company in creating innovative solutions to complex business problems. The Sr. Manager will constantly exercise of discretion in prioritization of work, growing and mentoring the team and solving complex technical challenges.

  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

  • People Manager: Yes

What you’ll do

  • Manage a large team of Software Engineers within the larger Software Engineering department

  • Make sure new features in specific company web site(s) and/or software project(s) (projects) are implemented efficiently, correctly, and on time

  • You define the strategic vision for your team by partnering effectively with stakeholders and customers. You establish a roadmap and successfully deliver engineering solutions that execute that vision

  • You can independently make short-term vs. long-term decisions. You define clear goals and objectives. You make crisp decisions about what projects move forward and in what priority order.

  • Make sure team members document and communicate designs and interfaces for use by other engineers specific to the projects

  • You delegate appropriately, assigning the right level of tasks based on the strength and development objectives of the individuals on your team.

  • You define metrics to measure team progress, customer experience, solution quality, and operational excellence.

  • You strive for operational excellence and help improve relevant metrics to make a positive impact on the product and its consumers.

What you’ll bring

  • Min 8+ years’ experience in multi-tiered web sites

  • Min 5+ years’ experience in people management, performance management, promotions, appraisals etc.

  • Experience in working with Cloud-based technologies, multi-tiered and online services.

  • Experience in managing and driving multiple teams do deliver a product across multiple releases.

  • Familiarity in programming/scripting languages such as Python, Java, JavaScript is a plus.

  • Familiarity with systems such as SQL, Linux, Web-services is a plus.

  • Experience in the video game or trading card game industry a plus.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.

  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.

  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.

  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.

  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.

  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture

  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon

  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs

  • Base salary range: $170,000.00 - $254,000.00. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. It is common for TPCi to start employees below the midpoint of the range. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and experience uniquely.

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you

  • Generous paid family leave

  • Employer-paid life insurance

  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance

  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching

  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions

  • Fitness reimbursement

  • Commuter benefit

  • LinkedIn learning

  • Comprehensive relocation package

  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.

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