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Join the award-winning team that created God of War
Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced engineering manager for the development of a new unannounced title!
Managing a team of programmers, partnering with Technical Directors and engineering Leads, collaborating with other managers, hiring, firing, mentoring, performances reviews, keeping everyone on the career trajectory they want to be on – that’s the job. Have you got the coding experience? Have you got the people management chops? Are you up for it? If so, give us a shout!
- Develop an interpersonal relationship with the programmers and/or technical artists; know their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses
- Manage a team of leads and individual contributors, providing support, mentorship, constructive feedback, and career development advice
- Write and deliver regular performance appraisals
- Counsel as needed (including PIPs and other corrective / disciplinary actions)
- Work with the other managers to refine, communicate, and administer standards and processes for evaluating performance
- Support the other managers, leads, directors, and recruiting team in identifying, sourcing, interviewing, and hiring talent
- Facilitate communication and feedback between engineers and engineering leads
- Present, communicate, and advocate engineering perspectives as appropriate and needed
- Seek collaborative resolution to both intra and inter team conflicts
- Contribute to a positive work environment
- B.S. degree in computer science or equivalent experience
- Minimum five years programming experience
- Minimum one game development cycle managing, coaching, and mentoring technical developers
- Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and follow through
- Experience with staffing and team building
- Knowledge of various project management methodologies and practices
- Project scheduling experience
- Good cross-disciplinary communication
- Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
- Approachable, relaxed, and friendly demeanor
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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.
Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.
In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.
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