Director of Software Engineering (SQL and Unity)

Loomis, CA
Programmer/Engineer

We are looking for a software leader who has a background in .Net, .NetCore, MS SQL Server, Unity (Gaming Platform), C#, and Windows. Linux and Postgres would also be nice to have as they are thinking of moving towards this technology stack in the future. The ideal candidate will be a hands on leader (50/50) and should have working knowledge of JIRA, since we are an Agile shop. In this role you will be responsible for managing and scaling a growing company that produces high quality gaming software. This position is not remote and candidates must be near or willing to relocate to the Sacramento area (Loomis).

Responsibilities

  • Inspire the team to deliver the highest possible levels of engagement development and creative outcomes.
  • Own overall resourcing and road map for all the software and hardware products.
  • Provide creative vision and strategy for both software and hardware interaction.
  • Grow and mentor a distributed teams of product developers, software programmers, QA, back-end programmers and creative designers.
  • Collaborate tightly with other disciplines like marketing, hardware, sales, finance, etc. - to achieve the best possible outcome for the company.
  • Lead software development teams by providing strategic direction and individualized guidance/feedback to each developer.
  • Cultivate leadership and facilitation skills within the team through instilling a big picture vision in development team members.
  • Coordinate with product managers and executive teams to develop portfolio level project plans including timelines, budgets, and necessary resources.
  • Understand and emphasize a thorough knowledge of the game product life cycle.
  • Consume, analyze, process, and integrate data from various software systems and create KPI reporting that will inform operational decisions.
  • Monitor roadmap progress and risks to budgets and timelines while prioritizing game performance across multiple business verticals.
  • Facilitate the flow of information among unity developers, game artists, back-end developers and organizational leaders by creating and documenting a communications plan.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
  • Working knowledge of C#.NET, .NetCore, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, and Unity
  • 15+ years of experience in I.T. with demonstrated experience in delivering quality products.
  • 10+ years of experience managing successful projects, preferably in a gaming/product development environment
  • 7+ years of experience successfully managing people.
  • Experience with project management systems, tools, and processes.
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment like banking, gambling, etc.
  • Experience in Excel, Jira, Salesforce, Visual Studio, BitBucket, and Jenkins

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