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JOB: Director of Game Development and Technology

Title: Director of Game Development and Technology

Locations: New York-New York City

Description: Our client, a start-up company based in New York City, is seeking a Director of Game Development and Technology to drive the development of an online game

–     Part-Time Flexible, Remote Position: Approximately 20 hours/week with opportunity to increase hours over time – occasional meetings in New York City

–     This position will report directly to the company’s CEO/Founder


Day to Day Responsibilities:

–     Collaborate with and manage the design, game development and QA teams to bring the product from concept to launch

–     Create wire-frames and give direction to the user interface team

–     Coordinate the engineering team to manage day-to-day development issues – identify and drive creative solutions for any problems that arise

–     Contribute to the strategy and business model for the gaming platform and take ownership of the roadmap – coordinate efforts across a virtual cross-functional team

–     Reconcile business and creative needs to create an inspirational product with a compelling revenue model

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

–     BA required – CS/EE/Engineering degree preferred

–     Experience leading product management in consumer web or game development

–     Social gaming, social media or social networking experience strongly preferred

–     Passion for creating fun, compelling and addictive user experiences

–     Familiarity with personal finance concepts

–     Strong aptitude for determining the optimal way to position products in the market

–     Open to feedback – ability to thrive in a fast paced, constantly iterating environment

–     Strong organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail

–     Comfortable in a start-up environment – can take ownership of the project and determine and execute next steps at each stage – previous start-up experience a strong plus

Salary commensurate with experience