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Head Of Technology in Amsterdam

Cool Games

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Job Description

With Flash disappearing and app stores overcrowding, HTML5 is now the fastest growing game technology. We have taken a global lead role with our high-quality HTML5 games. After our history with casual single player HTML5 games, we now shifted focus to multiplayer games on messaging platforms, such as Facebook’s Instant Games. This allows us to explore deeper social integration into our games.

We are looking for a Head of Technology that continues to strengthen the team with engineering skills (all the way up and down the stack), leadership, communication, and presentation skills. A healthy dose of patience and an eye for cultural differences is very important.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Navigate aggressive growth towards success in the casual gaming industry
  • Ensure high availability of critical systems
  • Own and drive development projects and products
  • Develop, update, maintain, improve systems that support high traffic platforms
  • Negotiate and manage vendor/outsourcing contracts and service agreements
  • Manage engineering-related budgeting and finance with management team
  • Represent the engineering team in the management team and vice versa
  • Coordinate between stakeholders to ensure team focus on delivering business value
  • Allocate people to projects based on skills fit and competence
  • Mentor, guide, and direct leads, seniors, and juniors to become better at what they do
  • Recruit the best engineers in the industry
  • Foster an engineering culture that excites people to work hard


Your qualifications:

  • Smart, pragmatic, personable, communicative, responsible, flexible, and stress-resistant
  • 10+ years of experience as software engineer, ideally in the gaming industry
  • Fundamental understanding of computer systems, up and down the stack
  • A master’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of leadership experience as Director of Engineering, VP of Engineering, or CTO
  • 3+ years of experience interacting with marketing, sales, and support
  • A preference for simplicity over complexity, averseness to over-engineering
  • Strong communication skills, both technical and non-technical


We offer

  • A highly dynamic job with a competitive salary
  • Company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Optional company stock plan participation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and international company culture


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