Head of Live Technology - Monopoly GO!
20 days ago
Scopely is looking for a Head of Live Technology to join our Monopoly GO! Game team in one of our global studio hubs, or remotely.
At Scopely, we care deeply about what we do and want to inspire play, every day - whether in our work environments alongside our talented colleagues, or through our deep connections with our communities of players. We are a global team of game lovers who are developing, publishing and innovating the mobile games industry, connecting millions of people around the world daily.
Monopoly GO! is our new casual game and a key franchise that has just become Scopely’s largest game, enjoyed by millions of players. The team is based in Europe and the US, and works every day to create captivating new experiences for our players.
What You Will Do
The Head of Live Technology will play a critical role in navigating this landscape, supporting the technical vision and driving operational excellence for our game. This leader is tasked with scaling our infrastructure and resilience strategies to meet unprecedented demand, all while preserving the simplicity, agility, and builder-operator mentality that has been fundamental to our success. The Head of Live Technology will ensure that our game development and operation not only sustain but thrive under increased stakes, delivering an unmatched level of performance, reliability, and security to our players.
You will lead our Live Technology organization in caring about the amazing and consistently high quality experiences we deliver to our players, while building and improving our ability to continue to do so. Responsibilities will include:
- Strategic Scaling: Develop and execute a vision for scaling our live technology infrastructure and resilience capabilities to support the rapid growth of Monopoly GO!, ensuring we can meet and exceed the expectations of our expanding player base
- Culture of Ownership: Foster a culture of ownership and innovation within the Live Technology team, encouraging creativity and autonomy while navigating the challenges of scaling operations in a high-stakes environment
- Infrastructure Excellence: Oversee the Infrastructure domain to ensure robust, scalable, and secure infrastructure that supports dynamic game development and seamless operation, adapting to the evolving needs of our players
- Resiliency and Safety: Lead the Resiliency domain to implement comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity plans, enhancing game safety and ensuring an consistently excellent player experience
- Operational Agility: Maintain and enhance operational agility, ensuring that our infrastructure and operations can quickly adapt to new challenges and opportunities while preserving the simplicity that has been key to our success
- Collaborative Leadership: Act as a liaison between technology teams, game development, and external partners to ensure alignment of goals, sharing of best practices, and collaboration on initiatives that support our growth and quality objectives
- Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Champion innovation and continuous improvement, leveraging new technologies and practices to enhance game performance, player satisfaction, and team productivity
What We’re Looking For
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
- Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail
- Experience in leading and managing a global technical organization, supporting a high scale consumer-facing product (10M+ DAU)
- Strong people management skills, with a passion for employee growth and development
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
For candidates in CA, CO, NJ, NY and WA, the annual salary range is $230,000 - $300,000, plus equity, bonus and benefits including healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, pet insurance, paid holidays, paid Scopely free days, and unlimited paid time-off. Base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
At Scopely, we create games for everyone - and want to ensure that the people behind our games reflect that! We are committed to creating a diverse, supportive work environment where everyone is treated with respect. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and welcome individuals from all backgrounds to join us & embrace the adventure!
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment and mobile-first video game company, home to many top, award-winning experiences such as "MONOPOLY GO!," “Star Trek™ Fleet Command,” “Stumble Guys,” “MARVEL Strike Force,” and “Yahtzee® With Buddies,” among others.
Scopely creates, publishes, and live-operates immersive games that empower a directed-by-consumer™ experience across multiple platforms--from mobile, web, PC and beyond.
Founded in 2011, Scopely is fueled by a world-class team and a proprietary technology platform Playgami that supports one of the most diversified portfolios in the games industry.
Recognized multiple times as one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” Scopely is a multi-billion-dollar business due to its ability to create long-lasting game experiences that players enjoy for years.
Scopely has global operations in more than a dozen markets across Asia, EMEA, and North America, and is home to many internal game development teams, referred to as Scopely Studios, with additional game studio partners across four continents.
Scopely was acquired by Savvy Games Group in July 2023 for $4.9 billion, and is now an independent subsidiary of Savvy.
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