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Director, Software Engineering

Company: 2K
Location: Novato
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Director Software Engineering

Who We Are

Founded in 2005, the 2K label includes some of the most talented game development studios in the world today including: Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Hangar 13, 2K Czech and Cat Daddy Games. Our world-class team of engineers, developers, graphic artists and publishing professionals are stewards of a growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, NBA 2K, Sid Meier's Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment.

Our vision at 2K is to create a diverse and inclusion environment to "Come as You are and Feel Equipped to do Your Best Work!" We are dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and equality in all that we do. Our communities are focused on increased access and personal growth, and their greatness depends on a diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and perspective. We're an equal opportunity employer, and we're excited to build the future of co-living with the world's most hardworking and passionate people.

What We Need

2K is looking for an experienced Engineering Director to lead our Web Engineering Function. You will lead a team of impactful Engineers. We use a mix of internal and outsourced teams to deliver high quality Web products.

You will work within the Marketing Innovation function. Our core focus is developing Customer facing solutions that deliver best in class Web experiences.

The ideal candidate will have great technical depth in the field of web development, distributed systems, cloud computing, and client/server infrastructure. In addition to having exceptional operational and people management skills, and a high level of integrity.

What You Will Do

  • Ensure the delivery of technology delivers excellent outcomes for the Business
  • Collaborate with 2K Product Marketing teams to understand Business goals and objectives
  • Build and lead a distributed engineering team [6 internal & external)
  • Provide strong mentorship and guidance for the team, continually improving engineering standard methodologies and providing support to develop a strong team culture
  • Drive operational excellence with development processes that lead to the team consistently delivering projects on time, in scope and in budget.
  • Provide clear communication to teams, partners and management to ensure proactive resolution of potential challenges as they arise
    Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit
    • BS, MS in Computer Science, or related technical discipline
    • 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering
    • 6+ years of experience in team management (leading both engineers and managers), including hiring and career management
    • Strong technical skills with recent hands-on experience in frontend development, including with React / VUE / Angular. This is not a developer role, but the skills and ability to do so are required).
    • Experience as a full stack developer.
    • Validated ability to motivate teams, mentor individuals and operate effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
    • Substantial experience leading external partners
    • Familiarity with software development practices, including Agile, Test Driven Development and Software as a Service.
    • Experience with web design systems, architecture design & CMS development a benefit
    • Experience/knowledge with microservices architecture
    • Team player with exceptional collaboration and communication skills
      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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Keywords: 2K, Novato , Director, Software Engineering, Executive , Novato, California

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