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VP/Director of Mobile Engineering

at Kabam (Redwood Shores, CA, USA) Full Time Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Job Description:

Kabam is growing and we’re growing quickly.

With offices in the Bay Area and internationally, we are growing at an exponential rate and this is just the beginning. We’re building games that are changing how social games are played and the success of our games has established us as a definitive leader in the strategic massively multi-player social gaming space. Our studio business model allows us to sustain a startup culture that empowers you to drive change and create and own the outcome of your contributions – contributions that impact millions of gamers daily.

Think you have what it takes to make real games? We want to meet you.

Head of Mobile Engineering


We are seeking out a top-notch mobile engineering leader who will provide technical leadership in product development, architect and execute the technology roadmap of our mobile games business, establish and maintain core development processes, and most importantly, recruit top-notch mobile development teams for Kabam’s offices in both the US and Asia. In this pioneering role, you will:

* Assess and recommend mobile technologies/platforms, and lead architecture efforts

* Build and grow a strong technical team for iPhone and Android development

* Partner closely with the GM Mobile to plan the product roadmap and technology roadmap

* Project management: You’ll help to scope projects and milestones into appropriate amounts of work, in aggressive but reasonable timeframes, and drive your team towards successful delivery


The right candidate will have a passion for mobile technology, and building awesome mobile applications. While games experience is not specifically required, an understanding of how to build dynamic client/server and graphical applications with great UI is necessary. We are looking for someone who is comfortable building teams from scratch and scaling the organization with rapid growth.

We’d like to see:

* Direct experience with mobile solution delivery, especially on iPhone and/or Android

* 5-10 years experience building and managing small high-performing agile teams

* Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

* Willingness to travel to China 3-4 times / year or as necessary

* Strong aptitude for determining the optimal way to use cutting-edge technology in our marketplace

* Build and manage a high-performing development team and oversee development & project management

* Experience in the consumer web or games space

* Strong business and technical vision

* Enthusiasm for working in a high-profile, fast-paced startup

* BA/BS degree: CS/EE/Engineering degree or related technical discipline strongly preferred


* Experience in iPhone development

* You’ve made any iPhone apps or Android apps (a major plus BTW); please do send us links to your apps

How to apply:

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