Engineering Manager - Simulation Runtime, Defence

11 days ago


Improbable has created SpatialOS: a networking solution combining low latency, tools for faster iteration, and a ready-to-go architecture capable of supporting innovative games.

Now the Improbable Defence division, building on the backbone of SpatialOS, has combined world class scientific modelling, market leading AI, mission specific user interfaces and a uniquely flexible and secure deployment model to create a powerful simulation platform tailored to the needs of the military.

Our mission? To enable the most realistic and effective military simulations ever experienced, making defence users more effective on operations and decreasing the cost of military preparedness.


The mission of an engineering manager is to develop, scale and encourage their engineering team in building the Defence business. You will lead the Defence Runtime Team provides the simulation execution engine used to power wargaming and operational planning for our military simulation product. This is a completely new product optimised for operational planning and wargaming in complex simulated environments.

It will be used to run large-scale faster than real-time simulations that combine models of real world social, political and technological systems written in multiple languages, modelling tools, and existing simulation engines.

You will embody our values and ensure your team is working hard, being kind and having fun. You will be a servant-leader. You will embody our goal of “team before the needs of the individual in order to best fulfil our duty to our customers.”

Areas for Impact

We'd like to hear from you if you identify with the following:

While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role.

Equal Opportunity

The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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