Job title: Manager, Products:
Demonware creates and provides the online services behind hugely popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty and Skylanders. We provide matchmaking, microtransactions, storage and account management services for almost half a billion users. Demonware has offices in Dublin, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Shanghai, China, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.
Team / Role Summary
Demonware's Products department is responsible for delivering bundled suites of services for game studios. These services include: Matchmaking, marketplace and gameplay driven rewards, storage and content delivery, player identity management, Studio dashboard for managing their title. This role is to lead a team of five engineers responsible for designing, building and managing our next generation storage products. These products provide essential services to the game client for large file upload/download, structured data store, video streaming, ...etc.
Provide direction and strategy for your products. Understand what the big picture is and how to get there.
Own the relationship with customers and game studios in relation to your products. Understand their needs and provide an exemplary service personally and through your team.
Management of goals, performance, and career advancement for direct reports. Holding reports accountable to their expected contribution for their level.
Provide career direction for direct and indirect reports, helping them establish a personal career path and continuously develop themselves.
Collaborate with the project manager to map out and deliver team objectives and priorities for the year based on company goals and studios’ requirements
Organize and coordinate team members to effectively work on features together and with other teams in Demonware
Ensure the software produced by the team achieves the quality bar we expect for our products
Collaborate with HR and recruitment on various people and recruitment needs
+2 years of experience in similar leadership role (other combinations of technical skills and experience may be considered)
Experience designing, developing, and supporting scalable services in production
Ability to own the day-to-day fundamentals of engineering projects with minimal supervision
Ability to engage, develop, and retain high-performing engineers
Willingness to travel and accommodate a flexible work schedule that includes being on-call
Ability to own and steer technical direction for the project with minimal supervision
Previous experience building and leading high-performing software development teams
Expertise in effective project management processes, software development methodologies, and their application
Proven experience in personnel management
Experience in Python, MySQL and Cassandra is a plus
What Demonware Offers:
An excellent salary, with annual performance reviews
25 days holidays
Annual bonus program
Annual pay review
Pension matching contributions
Top-tier healthcare for you and your family
Life insurance coverage
Tax Saver Commuter Ticket scheme
Bike to work Scheme
Free Activision Games
Flexible working practices, based on the belief that the quality of your work is not dependent on the number of hours sitting behind a desk
A culture that emphasizes continual learning and improvement, with opportunities for career progression, travel, and a commitment to open source
Demonware by the numbers:
469+ million gamers
3.2+ million concurrent online gamers
300,000 requests per second at peak
Average query response time of <.02 second
630,000+ metrics a minute
132 billion+ API calls per month
Please note: We do not require agency assistance at this time.