Engineering Manager, Developer Platform

Skillz Inc.

Seattle, WA, USA

Full time

Developer Experience


Mar 1

About the Job

Skillz is the leading mobile games platform dedicated to bringing out the best in everyone through competition.

The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly and 10 million developers worldwide. Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $86 billion last year to $161 billion in 2025.

As the first publicly-traded (NYSE: SKLZ) mobile esports platform, Skillz has pioneered the future of the gaming industry, by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for an exploding mobile-first audience worldwide. The Skillz platform empowers developers to create multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, with the goal of building the home of competition for all. Skillz has earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and the number-one fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000.

Job Responsibilities

  • You will own Developer Product Engineering at Skillz and work closely with the Head of Developer Success to define the technical vision and roadmap for the next generation eSports platform.
  • You will be responsible for leading a team of full stack engineers to build and deliver cutting edge Applications, Tools, Dashboards and Data Pipelines that Developers use to monitor, scale and monetize their games.
  • Work with Product Leadership and core engineering teams to Develop and track detailed schedules, dependencies and critical paths
  • Effectively collaborate with all project stakeholders i.e. Product Management, Finance team, Data team, etc.
  • Clearly communicate with upper management any risk areas; come up with risk mitigation plans
  • Encourage and drive initiatives which promote innovation and technical excellence
  • Hire, retain, and develop the careers of the engineers on your team
  • Coach and motivate your team to ensure high productivity and teamwork, and help each individual achieve their potential
  • Interface with other internal teams to prioritize features and functionality based on the resources available and business priorities
  • Conduct periodic on-call duties as needed on a regular scheme basis

Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of work experience in software engineering, middleware, engine development b2b roles, including 4+ years of hands-on management of high-performing team of engineers and/or engineering managers.
  • Experience communication directly with customers in a developer relations
  • Experience building relationships and influencing stakeholders across multiple disciplines.
  • Experience communicating highly technical concepts to non-technical audience.
  • Code maintenance and review experience in one or more languages in this list (C++, C#, Swift, ObjectiveC)
  • Experience building middleware, platforms and/or engines
  • BS in Computer Science or technical field of study, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Gamer

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in the Games Industry
  • Experience in Developer Tools/Platform
  • Experience building user facing interactive software
  • Tech Leadership experience with middleware B2B product

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Skillz Inc.

Bringing out the best in everyone through competition