Engineering Manager - Application Platform & Gateway

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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 Summary:

Demonware's Platform department builds and operates a robust game service platform for Demonware and Activision Publishing. Teams in Demonware depend on the platform to build, deploy and operate their services. For them to meet their commitments not only does the platform need a rich feature set, it also needs to be stable and reliable.


Provide direction and strategy for our app platform, gateway and client code teams. Understand what the big picture is and how to get there

Own the relationship with customers and game studios in relation to our core client code.

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 and tech leads to map out and deliver team objectives and priorities

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

Contribute to the leadership of the platform department, contributing to strategy, department structure, inter-departmental relationships etc.


At least 5 years of experience in a leadership role

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, motivate and retain high-performing engineers

Willingness to travel and accommodate a flexible work schedule that may include being on-call

Ability to own and steer technical direction for multiple technology projects with minimal supervision

Previous experience building and leading multiple 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, C++, Erlang or MySQL is a plus

What Demonware Offers:

An excellent salary

25 days holidays

Annual bonus program

Annual pay review

Pension matching contributions

Top-tier healthcare for you and your family

Life insurance coverage

Free Activision Games

Snacks 24/7

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

100+ games

300,000 requests per second at peak

Average query response time of

630,000+ metrics a minute

132 billion+ API calls per month

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Contact: Recruitment Team

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