NaturalMotion / Zynga is hiring a

Director of Engineering - Web3

Zynga’s Web3 gaming studio is looking for a Director of Engineering to join us on our journey! Our mission is to empower players with on-chain asset ownership through fun, high-quality and enduring games they can trust, enjoy and value.

We have a well-rounded, tight-knit, distributed team with a healthy mix of engineering skill levels.  We are looking to strengthen our team by finding a proven engineering leader that fits within our culture.  This strategic leader will help us bring an original Web3 game to market and elevate our overall technical infrastructure and approach.

As a Director of Engineering, you will manage a team of engineers, provide tactical and strategic direction, mentor talent and oversee internal and external partnerships.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead multiple internal/external software engineering teams
  • Define and scope tasks, systems, and timelines
  • Validate technology choices, architectural design, and code quality, diving deeper when necessary
  • Ability to actively listen, critically think and react to fast dev changes due to fluid Web3 gaming market conditions
  • Partner with leadership team to create processes and project plans that enable the team to efficiently produce a high quality product on time and on budget
  • Manage all development processes including scheduling, quality assurance, release, product reviews, year-to-year projections for staffing, service and hardware
  • Provide roadmap guidance for individual games, services, and the division
  • Collaborate with design, product, analytics, user experience, central tech and leadership teams to specify and build competitive game features and development tools
  • Mentor engineering career progression, providing technical coaching and skill development 
  • Interface with other technical departments and 3rd party vendors to collectively strategize, as well as route and schedule required work to appropriate parties

 Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering leadership roles managing teams of software engineers
  • 15+ years of prior hands-on software development experience
  • Aware, curious and/or passionate about Web3, blockchain and decentralized systems
  • Comfortable building zero to one product in dynamic startup like environment
  • Solid understanding of best practices for engineering process, code quality, build/release pipelines, security and live operations
  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages and platforms (Java, C#, C++, and Go)
  • Full stack experience on iOS, Android and AWS/Cloud technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable working in a collaborative but distributed environment

Bonus Skills and Experience:

  • Web3/blockchain development experience with a focus on web-based browser games
  • Experience in Solidity, Rust, HTML5, Javascript or similar programming languages and platforms
  • Server experience; for example, web service integration, application server performance, relational databases or data analytics

 

What we offer you:

 

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take-Two RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP Company Match Contribution (Canada)
  • Extended Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Fitness benefits (offering varies by location)
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

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