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Director Software Engineering

Wizards Of The Coast

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!

How would you like to help create the next great digital product for Dungeons & Dragons®? We are looking for a hardworking, inspirational, and experienced Director Software Engineering to join our leadership team in bringing D&D to life!

  • Work with other high-talent, high-experience developers that share your passions.
  • Collaborate directly with designers and artists to create story-telling technologies.
  • Lead the organization in architecting and implementing clients and services in support of large-scale, online platforms.
  • Think creatively to find systemic solutions that push animation fidelity and/or increase efficiency.

What You'll Do:

  • Be accountable for defining and achieving the goals and objectives associated with the various projects assigned to your teams.
  • Be a manager of managers, growing and mentoring the next generation of leaders at Wizards by modeling and expecting excellence.
  • Innovate on new and existing Dungeons & Dragons creative processes to better deliver enjoyable, accessible, engaging, narrative experiences for our existing and new players.
  • Drive quality, extensible, architecture that scales, is efficient to operate, and resilient enough for the challenges of live service operations.
  • Rapidly prototype a variety of concepts to actualize the product vision.
  • Manage outside resources to flex bandwidth while maintaining a coherent code base.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 10 years’ experience working in engineering teams.
  • 5 years’ experience as an engineering manager or tech director.
  • Considerable working knowledge and use of web applications and development, and web architecture, design, and related technologies.
  • Familiarity building software solutions with AWS technologies to build scalable distributed systems.
  • Strong knowledge of the modern web environment, including HTML, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript, React and Typescript.
  • Communicates well and does not hesitate to initiate dialog with the relevant partners.
  • A passion for mentoring, guiding, and inspiring teams of engineers.
  • Willingness to help troubleshoot and resolve technical problems as they arise.
  • Experience working with other engineering and product teams to integrate multiple technologies.
  • Extensive knowledge of interactive software production processes, timelines, tools, and methodologies, especially in a live product environment.

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you are selected to move forward in our application process and need to request an accommodation, please let your recruiter or coordinator know.

Location: Fully Remote
Date found: 2022-11-03

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