Director of Engineering, Game Subscription We are looking for a
Director of Engineering for our Game Subscription team. You'll be
responsible for managing the engineers and front-line managers on
the Game Subscription product teams. Reporting directly to
the VP of Engineering, you’ll manage multiple engineering managers
and ensure they and their teams are successful - measured by
continual improvement and overall delivery of business needs.
You’ll help cascade best practices for the engineering organization
to your teams, as well as look for opportunities for your teams to
incubate ideas, find learnings, and share with the broader
You’ll be accountable for growing your team, both through hiring
a diverse team, as well as coaching your team to take on more
responsibility. To do so, this means you’ll cascade responsibility
and help support your teams’ managers in doing the same for their
Although this role is based in Long Beach, we are open to
full-time remote with periodic travel to the office for the right
How to stand out among the rest:
If you are excited about this role, we strongly encourage you to
include a cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but a
well thought out letter introducing us to your skills and
personality will stand out to us!
Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming, and we’re on a
mission to make more people, more active, more often. The Zwift
platform delivers an at-home training game experience that connects
cyclists and runners in over 195 countries and counting! Launched
from the sunny sands of Long Beach, California in 2014, we’ve grown
to over 300 (and counting!) Watopians - that’s what we call our
employees - and we have people in New York, Tokyo, Australia, Rio
de Janeiro, and London. Together, we are disrupting the fitness
If you’re looking for an encouraging, innovative, and passionate
team, Zwift is just that. We like bikes. We like running. We also
like local ice cream shops and game nights. And, our "Pets of
Zwift" Slack channel brings you daily fuzzy, furry, heartwarming
paws and noses straight to your screen. You'll be surrounded by
awe-inspiring people in our brand new playful and colorful office
environment. That being said, we don't want you to be intimidated
by the former Olympians, pro cyclists, and other amazing athletes
that work here; our team consists of people from all walks of life.
Even if you're at the very beginning of your fitness journey, there
is a place for you here! Who knows, you may surprise yourself and
complete your first triathlon if you hang out with us for too
What you’ll do:
Accountable for building and organizing a world-class
engineering team through hiring and coaching a diverse team.
Support other engineering managers and ensure they have highly
functional, healthy teams.
Help your teams keep and retain our top talent.
Build realistic project plans, align across teams with respect
to deliverables, proactively identify risks and develop mitigation
Define and drive key success metrics and communicate progress to
Identify, spearhead, and drive successful initiative-wide
improvements (i.e. improving our engineering hiring pipeline,
standardizing best practices in project planning, improving our
cross-functional collaboration, etc).
Work with engineers and product managers to scope and plan
What we're looking for:
BS in Computer Science, MBA, or other relevant work
5+ years of relevant engineering management experience,
including leading multiple teams.
Experience leading other managers with a track record of
successfully improving front-line managers in their craft.
Experience managing remote and distributed teams.
Proven experience leading agile teams using modern agile
methodologies like Scrum and Kanban.
Excellent communication skills with both technical and
Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to
help your team win.
Self-motivation to deliver results and seek continuous
Experience in video gaming or health & fitness industries
Experience working with external partners
Passion for cycling, running and/or fitness
Some Reasons We Think You'll Love It Here:
Fast-growing, collaborative environment. Your job will never get
Awesome team of talented individuals who love what we do
Employee perks and benefits including a fitness program and
fantastic industry discounts
Amazing office locations with killer views
Did we mention that we encourage you to workout at work...Zwift,
run, yoga….we’re in!
Of course, we are nothing without our Values to ground us and
ensure we run and build a Company where people love to work, feel
like they are welcomed, included, and belong. Only then, can they
thrive and do their best work. The Values we strive to live every
Make It Fun,
Cultivate Our Community,
Always Level Up,
One Zwift for All
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