Director of Engineering

Job Type Permanent
Salary 200000 DOE
Reference 32015

Our client, a multi-platform media group (in esports & gaming), are looking to hire a Director of Engineering (Fan Engagement) to join their team in Canada. The client’s service offering includes a unique combination of esports content, streaming technology, gaming platforms, data analytics and intellectual property.

You will be given the opportunity to join a growing product engineering team focused on architecting and delivering the client’s new fan engagement platform which will be used by their various gaming properties.

You will be a key technology leader and hands-on contributor as the client undertakes a major re-architecture / redesign across their products to bring new offerings to market as well as to modernize and consolidate legacy platforms. The new fan engagement platform will provide a series of shared services across their products such as user/identity management, payment processing, account balances, and real-time in-game communications.



  • Responsible for the definition, architectural design, hands-on development as well as successful and timely delivery of features in Engine Media’s fan engagement platform
  • Leadership of team including mentoring, coaching, career development, and performance management
  • Optimization of an iterative development process including code/build tools, documentation, team/peer reviews, and DevOps automation tools to achieve the highest quality, performance, scalability, stability, security, and cost management
  • Collaboration with our product management team to co-lead iteration and sprint planning meetings, providing estimates, risks, and solutions/alternatives
  • Collaboration with the teams responsible for the products built upon this platform to define how products are built upon the fan engagement platform



  • 15+ years relevant experience
  • Technical expertise with:
    • System architecture methods and deliverables such as documentation and diagrams.
    • Service-oriented Architecture and RESTful API’s.
    • Real-time communication architectures such as PubSub, Phoenix/Elixir, WebSockets
    • Back-end technologies such as NodeJS, Python, Golang services, PHP/Laravel
    • Front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, HTTP, Ajax/XHR, browser caching/security (CORS), responsive web, React/Vue, Bootstrap, SPA, PWA, VideoJS
    • Database/Caching systems such as SQL/RDBMS, NoSQL (mongo), Redis/memcache
    • Source/Build/Packaging/deployment tools such as NPM, webpack, babel, git, travis
    • Unit testing frameworks such as: PHPUnit, Jest, Enzyme, Jasmine, Mocha, etc.
    • AWS, CDN’s, server performance, stability, security, and cost management
  • Team leadership techniques including providing mentoring, coaching and dealing with challenging staffing situations
  • Agile and sprint processes, including planning and estimation tools ranging from story points all the way up to major project plans.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a collaborative focus

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