Director of Engineering, Ads
King (a part of Activision-Blizzard) is building a new team to introduce innovative, impactful, and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly-engaged players and to create powerful marketing solutions embraced by the world's biggest marketers.
We are looking for an exceptional Director of Engineering to lead a growing team of Ads engineers. In this role, your team will be delivering the technology our business uses to deliver and optimize yield for ads in our games.
King has more impressions than any other mobile game maker and you will be a key contributor to successfully monetizing these impressions.
Your role within our Kingdom
You will lead a highly experienced team, so you need to be an outstanding technical expert and have a fantastic sense of how to develop people. You will work to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of our development pipeline, our people and our process.Expected core activities;Articulate and drive technical decisions with key stakeholders.Work with the King technology stack in mind, collaborating with the other engineering Directors on the greater good.Work closely with the shared technology team to integrate ad specific technology with the overall King SDK.Champion modern development practices: Code reviews, pair programming, high quality code-base, test automation, refactoring and sustainable management of technical debt.Evaluate, understand and make decisions on 3rd party technology choices. Align the technical team with development expectations throughout King, ensuring that roles & responsibilities are clear.Work with Product Managers to ensure that features are developed that meet the needs of our internal and external customers.Lead & coach the technical team to ensure the right capability & culture exists to meet King's standards.
Skills to create thrills
* Experience developing ad technology across multiple platforms, especially mobile applications.
* 10+ years of software engineering experience with progressively increasing responsibilities and at least 5 years of experience in a leadership capacity
* Proven experience in a fast paced, high volume product development environment overseeing distributed systems engineering
* Strong experience working on video player technologies including VAST and VPAID
* Previous experience working in the gaming industry.
A great saga needs all sorts of heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can't expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes. And that's it.
We're Seriously Playful
Officially, we're a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. Unofficially, we're a serious business that's not afraid to have fun. Every day at King, we mix intuition with logic, art with science and magic with mathematics to create the games the world loves to play. Together with our parent company Activision Blizzard, our mission is to bring moments of magic to everyday life. If you think this is something you can help us achieve, let's talk.
Want to join our Kingdom? You'll find all you need to apply, plus more information on our culture, values and benefits, including relocation packages at jobs.king.com. All applications should be made in English.