The Unity Gameplay Engineering Lead will lead the project engineering team through the design, implementation, delivery, and maintenance of high-quality technical solutions. You will collaborate across disciplines to determine and prioritize the needs of the product from both strategic and tactical perspectives. You will act as both a manager and a mentor, fostering a team culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and empowerment. You will strive to develop processes and solutions that help to support a sustainable work life for your team
Lead a team of engineers and partner with stakeholders to establish clear priorities and define expectations that translate to a scope of work in which the team can effectively deliver
Work closely with the team to plan, architect, and build large-scale game features
Collaborate with architects, other teams, product owners, and software engineers to help design the technical roadmap, and enable your team to execute on it
Identify and resolve complex issues in a live game environment
Partner with other Leads to identify opportunities to maximize player experience and performance
Partner with Director to establish metrics and KPIs for the team, guide team to achieving goals within project constraints
Coach team members to their optimum performance levels, and ensure the team receives regular reviews and one-on-one meetings. • Supervise, train, mentor, and motivate your team in a way that encourages autonomy, mastery, and purpose
Demonstrate expertise as necessary, and ownership over all aspects of game code.
Maintain current and working knowledge on industry technical developments, make recommendations as appropriate
As necessary contribute code to the project for items such as advanced features, tools, utilities, etc.
Partner with Director of Development to drive coding standards, development processes, and best practices for the department and project team
Anticipate, identify, and present problem areas and develop preventative solutions
Implement ongoing review processes to monitor the health of the product, particularly in the areas of stability, performance, and security
Exemplify reliability, accountability, and professionalism in all work-related interaction
Lead by example, creating a strong sense of purpose and community, promoting a culture of excellence and inclusivity, encouraging a sustainable work/life balance
Skills and Abilities
Expert programming and architectural skills across multiple development environments
Ability to coordinate effectively and build partnerships within the engineering team and other development verticals. Ability to manage up, down, and across.
Excellent written and verbal communication. Comfortable interacting and presenting to all levels of the company, key stakeholders, and publishers.
Excellent attention to detail and strong desire to iterate and improve on processes
Demonstrate fundamentals of leadership, including clear and proactive communication, meeting moderation, and oversight of large cross-disciplinary initiatives
Ability to manage multiple, competing tasks and be self-directed to meet deadlines in a quickly evolving environment with little to no supervision
Positive attitude and ability to receive and provide objective and constructive feedback
Ability to coach, manage, mitigate, and prioritize through stressful situations for you and your team
Thorough understanding of project management and the art of making technical decisions
Education and Experience
Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or related degree, or equivalent work experience
At least 7 years of experience delivering production-level code in a professional environment
Must have a deep understanding of game code design, development processes, and industry trends
Experience shipping multiple successful game products into the marketplace
iOS or Android mobile development experience within the Unity environment
Experience supporting a live operations service
In-depth understanding of gaming industry software trends
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Our core hours are 10am to 6:00pm cst, which means you should be available for meetings etc. during this time
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.