Technical Development Manager
As a Technical Development Manager within the Riot Platform Group, you will use your exceptional technical knowledge and project management skills to drive progress within your product team while aligning key stakeholders. You will join a passionate team of product managers, designers, and engineers on a mission to build a platform to support multiple games loved by millions of players around the world.
Educated and experienced: you have earned your bachelor's degree in Computer Science or another technically-oriented degree or equivalent practical experience. You spent time working as a developer or business operations before acquiring 4+ years of experience working with teams as a Producer, Project Manager, Program Manager, or Development Manager building world class platforms or distributed services.
Process-driven: you have a broad toolkit that supports creative product discovery, defined process optimization, and value stream mapping
An Agile pro: you're fluent in—and avid advocate of—development best practices; you've successfully lead teams using a variety of practices including but not limited to: Scrum, Kanban and Lean Product Management; you take a holistic, systems-thinking view of the product development lifecycle and adapt processes accordingly
A delivery-focused leader: you guide teams down the right paths even if they're unpopular or difficult to traverse to ensure they provide optimal value; your unshakeable confidence and cool head make others look towards you when sirens are blaring and all hell is breaking loose. You lead product delivery in software or infrastructure; you take technical concepts continuously through ideation, planning, development, release, and maintenance.
A motivational mentor: you keep teams focused on results, growth and actionable feedback; you're emotionally attuned to others and are open about your own feelings, which helps you resolve conflicts quickly, comfortably, and respectfully
Passionate about games: you love games, the culture, and the tech behind those games.
Align highly autonomous teams towards complex multi-year goals while meeting the operational needs of current customers
Regularly assess the team's maturity, health, and composition, relentlessly striving for cohesion and delivery excellence
Manage, plan, and track production and development schedules and workflows, while raising risks, managing trade-offs, and eliminating blockers
Continuously assess a team's current situation and adapt planning tools, Agile methodologies, and communication channels to ensure successful, sustainable delivery
Create transparency and predictability via roadmaps, cycle times, value stream maps, and release reports