Tech Manager

Big Viking Games
London ON CA
3 days ago

A Little About Us:
Making fans - That’s what we’re all about! Since our humble beginnings in 2011, these two words
have driven Big Viking Games to become the successful company it is today. With over 100 Vikings
already on board, and studios in both Toronto and London Ontario, we are focused on making our
mark by building awesome free-to-play mobile and social games. Big Viking Games has proudly
amassed millions of loyal fans across its many popular titles with no signs of slowing down anytime
soon. We believe that by investing in our employees and in new technologies, such as HTML5, we
can continue our success for years to come. With that in mind, we are on the hunt for exceptional
talent to join our growing team, and that’s where you come in!

The Nitty Gritty
Big Viking Games is looking for a Tech Manager to join our Technology team! Reporting to our VP
of Engineering, you'll be working on our flagship games - YoWorld and FishWorld! The ideal
candidate will be a seasoned developer with people management experience. This role will be
expected to split their time doing hands-on development and people management. This position is
offered 100% remotely.

The Duties:
● Lead, mentor, and manage a team (7-8 developers) focused on live operations for our
web based games. This team will be responsible for the game uptime, feature roadmap
and tools development for our games - YoWorld and FishWorld.
● Build and execute development plans, create and deploy best-in-class processes, and
proactively identify and resolve issues in partnership with production.
● Work closely with other verticals - product, design, production and QA, to ensure
seamless execution.
● Design and build gameplay modules end to end. Full stack experience with strong server
side expertise.
● Actively participate in design and code reviews for the team.
● Ensure game uptime, solve bugs in liveops environment.
● Define standards and establish processes to ensure strong engineering rigor for the team
● Align the team with the company wide technical and business vision. Own all the
deliverables from the team.
● Grow and mentor your team. Advance their skills and careers.
● Actively participate in recruiting top tech talent for the company in partnership with our
recruit team

The Requirements:
The Must Haves
● Completed post secondary education in Computer Science or Engineering
● 8+ years of software development experience
● 4+ years of full stack development experience
● 2+ years experience managing technology teams
● Shipped multiple features and projects in a live ops environment
● A passion for games!

The Nice to Haves
● Experience in TypeScript, Java or PHP
● Ability to write efficient SQL statements and work with databases
● Experience with Redis, Memcache, Docker, and Ansible would be highly beneficial
● F2P Game Development experience

The Loot:

● Competitive salaries, Group Retirement Savings Plan matching & participation in the
Employee Stock Option Plan
● Comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, and vision), including generous time off
● Stocked kitchen, unlimited snacks and beverages, along with breakfast and daily hot
lunches. Vikings can't work on an empty stomach!
● Lots of other great perks such as frequent company paid outings, events and get-togethers

Becoming a Viking:
Does the idea of working for a gaming company doing what you love everyday sound exciting?
Great, we’d love to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter.

Big Viking Games is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you
require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Accommodation may be
provided in all parts of the hiring process.

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