Client Engineering Manager (f/m/d) // Kolibri Games

January 10, 2019

Kolibri Games  is a mobile games company based in Berlin. Our two Games, ‘Idle Miner Tycoon’ and ‘Idle Factory Tycoon’ have already reached 50 million global downloads.

We want you to be part of our grand vision of becoming the most player-centric games developer in the world and to help us build a world-class tech company on the way.

We offer an autonomous studio comprising of self-motivated teams in a fast decision-making environment, allowing you to be truly impactful and develop professionally.

Client Engineering Manager (f/m/d)

The Client Engineering Manager will join and lead one of our existing game teams. This role will be managing a small team of developers day-to-day and will be part of the broader cross-functional team. Through managing and mentoring, you will use your experience to up-skill the existing developers and ensure they can perform their roles and tasks. You will also help with our weekly sprint cycles to keep us Agile and our development lean as we focus on releasing quality content for this growing game.

Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of team of engineers
  • Help to train and develop and mentor the team
  • Direct the work of engineers to ensure they follow best practices around software development within the team
  • Provides leadership in a fast-paced and agile team with short release cycles ensuring pragmatic decisions are taken
  • Manage project schedules and give time estimations for new feature development
  • Identify possible technical issues within the project and communicate them clearly to the project stakeholders
  • Work closely with the product management team and be responsible for the overall planning, actioning and success of the project, from a technical perspective
  • Ensure maintainability, scalability and quality within the code base of the project

Skills

  • Experience Managing a team with the ability to run one on ones, appraisals and also inspire the team
  • Must be proactive, self-directed and organized
  • Wide understanding of different game technology areas (gameplay, graphics, tools etc.)
  • Awareness of and ability to leverage industry best practices and solutions and able to apply the right solution for a given problem
  • Agile development experience with the ability to stick to tight deadlines

Desirable

  • Games Industry Experience
  • Unity Development experience

Why Join us?

  • Team – A position in a driven and brilliant international team
  • Rapid Development – An organisation truly dedicated to getting things done as fast and elegantly as possible
  • Autonomy – We have a flat hierarchy and value people who take on responsibility, ownership and can contribute to our games from their first day
  • Opportunity – We offer career progression, training and opportunities to impact a growing company. We regularly hire people with potential and have seen many interns and working students join us permanently
  • Players – We’re aiming to be one of the most player centric companies in the world. Working on a live game ensure your work is seen by millions and you will gather rapid feedback from the players
  • Training – A personal learning budget of €1,000+ to spend on learning and development, including books, workshops and attending conferences. We also offer in-house training such as coding classes
  • Studio – A modern workspace with state of the art tech, based in Berlin
  • Equipment – The newest technical equipment, including laptops and phones, which may also be used in your free time – you get a new one every 2 years
  • Food and Drinks – Fresh fruits to keep you healthy and fresh coffee to keep you alert. We also have a fully stocked fridge; Smoothies, Coke, Club Mate, beer etc
  • Health and Fitness – We pay €50 towards a monthly gym membership or a fitness activity
  • Salary – Competitive Salaries –  We believe that top performance should receive top payment
  • Profit Share – Full-time employees also get the chance to financially profit from our unique company share/stock option program
  • Relocation – Relocation support to help you move to Berlin
  • Parties – Regular company parties to celebrate, including Summer, Christmas and key company milestones
  • Team Events – We regularly have events like bowling, BBQ’s and Movie nights. This year we went to Tenerife for a company holiday!
  • Wisdom and Waffles – Industry thought leaders join us to share their knowledge with the team
  • Friday Celebrations – Company provided dinner and drinks on Friday afternoons

Kolibri Games  is a vibrant games company based in Berlin. We want you to be part of our grand vision of becoming the most player-centric games developer and to help us build a world-class tech company on the way.

At Kolibri Games  you will be joining a diverse team with a wide variety of experience, skills and cultural backgrounds. Here everybody can bring in ideas that directly affect millions of players worldwide. We believe in people, in strong self-motivated teams, in fast decision-making and empowering you to take charge through a supportive, learning-friendly atmosphere.

We work in a flat hierarchy with the opportunity for everybody to weigh in, no matter how many years of experience you bring. Every employee takes over  their own projects from the first day, which ensures quick learnings, ownership and skill development. Our main title is ‘Idle Miner Tycoon’, one of the three most successful idle games worldwide with more than 50 million downloads and seven figure revenue per month. In April 2018 we launched our second game, ‘Idle Factory Tycoon’, which achieved over 4 million  downloads in its first month and is about to replicate the success of our first game.

Due to this being an international studio, English is the spoken language. So please do remember to apply for this role in English. Thank you.

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