Episode is an interactive entertainment platform created by Pocket Gems, a leading mobile entertainment company backed by Tencent and Sequoia Capital. Episode aims to define storytelling for the 2+ billion people on mobile with animated, interactive stories that are part TV, novel, movie, and mobile game. Since launching in 2014, users have viewed over 4 billion episodes across 73,000+ stories. Over 8 million storytellers have signed up to create their own stories, including award-winning screenwriters and published novelists. Episode also partners with major studios and industry stars to create stories such as Mean Girls: Senior Year, Demi Lovato: Path to Fame, Clueless: School’s OutPretty Little Liars, and Pitch Perfect: In Deep Treble.

As an Engineering Manager on the Episode team, you will lead a team of talented engineers to ship our mobile storytelling platform on iOS and Android, enabling writers to create stories that reach millions of users. The platform’s roadmap will be driven by your close collaboration with cross-functional teams and your extensive technical know-how. You will engage and develop engineers on your team, and guide their efforts as they undertake a wide variety of technical challenges.

What You’ll Do:

  • Engage and develop your team of engineers in their skills and careers
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to the team in software engineering best practices
  • Balance the technical and product roadmaps within the team
  • Code! You’ll design and code innovative, scalable and robust features
  • Collaborate closely in small, nimble, cross-functional teams with product managers, artists and designers
  • Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from ideation to specification to release

What You Bring to Episode:

  • 5+ years of engineering experience, including at least 1 year of relevant engineering team management experience
  • Strong team building and empowering skills; you love building scalable and high-performing teams of engineers
  • Strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, software design and OOP
  • Bonus points for experience in Objective-C and Python, as well as Cloud Services, such as AWS or GAE
  • A love for mobile development on iOS and/or Android
  • Passion for building a performant platform that allows writers and storytellers to create stories that reach millions of readers
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Note: Prior entertainment or gaming industry experience is NOT required

 

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