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Director of Engineering - Fan Controlled Football (Open to Remote)

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Title: Director of Engineering
Reports to: Chief Technical Officer (CTO) 

Job Summary
The Director of Engineering will provide leadership and guidance to the organization’s software development and technology operations. The work for this role is rooted in customer facing mobile and web app development, and ensuring a strong front end design with supported backend tech. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), the Director of Engineering is responsible for developing, overseeing and prioritizing development projects and features, helping drive the innovation of our digital products. The Director is also responsible for the delivery of products on time and in-line with all technical requirements. This role needs a person that can confidently make smart technical decisions, and communicate the reasoning behind the decisions backed by data. This role definitely needs someone who can hit the ground at top speed.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee software development, QA, and DevOps internal/external teams
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and Head of Product on scheduling, development and delivery on product milestones
  • Collaborate with CTO on software/infrastructure architecture, monitoring/alerting framework and all other architectural level technical issues
  • Driving technical innovation in the digital product
  • Oversee development roadmap for technology platform and integration of 3rd party tech solutions
  • Collaborate with team (product owner, project manager, and other roles) to: 
    • Develop and implement product roadmap 
    • Work with the product team to ensure customer-facing product design is on brand and achieves company goals. 
  • Assist with managing corporate IT in coordination with 3rd party partner
  • Manage project plans and project teams (internal and external) to execute on plans, complete tasks and deliver releases in collaboration with Project Manager
  • Manage overall technical organization to ensure requirements and project delivery dates are clearly communicated and executed upon
  • Effectively and efficiently plan and prioritize all resources working across project(s) based on scope of work and project goals
  • Translate product requirements into technical projects.
  • Communicate and document project status and strategic recommendations to team members and CTO on a weekly basis; escalate issues accordingly via the appropriate channels
  • Leverage Agile principles and ideas to make projects and tasks more efficient
  • Hold the team accountable for their commitments and provide transparency for all team activities
  • Deliver robust product on time and on budget without incurring technical debt

Experience
  • Designing, deploying and operating: 
    • Java-based microservices 
    • Angular responsive web apps 
    • Native iOS and Android apps 
  • +3 years managing medium to large high performance software development, devops and QA teams that are globally diverse. At least 1 of those years at the Director level or higher.
  • +2 years running high volume/velocity consumer-facing workloads on AWS
  • Implementing auto scaling microservices services stacks based on Docker, Fargate, Aurora, Lambda, ALBs, Elasticache, S3, CloudFront, SES, SNS
  • Infrastructure as code using CloudFormation Templates
  • Building and operating CI/CD pipelines with rollback
  • Digital video workflows
  • Managing Agile projects using Jira and Confluence
  • Source code control (Bitbucket, Git)
  • Demonstrated ability integrating with BI and Marketing system (GA, Segment, Braze)
  • Building/Integrating and operating Big Data workflows

Items that are a plus:
  • Experience with Web3 development including Ethereum/EVM based smart contracts, generative NFTs, dApps, DAO, ERC20/721/998/1155, IPFS, OpenSea integration, IDEs (e.g., Remix, Visual Studio Code, Atom)
  • Broad familiarity with AWS service offerings and competence administering AWS
  • Configuring and operating monitoring, logging, security and alerting infrastructure in AWS
  • Experience in the gaming industry, working with game producers, game designers, etc.

About the FCF
WTF is FCF? Fan Controlled Football (FCF) is a professional football league controlled by the fans. FCF is pro football re-imagined for the modern digital world via a completely new business model. Real games are played in a single, hi-tech studio arena and streamed live on Twitch and other platforms. This is an interactive sports league built with the fans in charge of every aspect of the game utilizing our patented digital technology. FCF is backed by major corporate partners along with a slew of well-known football and gaming fans from around the world of sports and entertainment.



Why You Should Join Us
  • Opportunity for remote work pending the requirements of your role (expected to work in US time zones)
  • Medical, dental, vision, and FSA/HSA benefits
  • Competitive salary, directly correlated with experience
  • Open PTO policy
  • 9-12 paid holidays per year
  • Opportunity to hit the ground running and be a builder of an organization; FCF is in high growth mode.
  • FCF is a high growth environment, so you’ll need to know when to step up but also when to ask for help since none of us are in it alone.
  • Collaborative by nature, you will grow and develop in this role from the challenges you face.

Our Culture
Are you passionate about football, sports, entertainment, digital, gaming, and popular culture? Do you think anew and think differently about challenges, often starting with a blank sheet of paper? Are humility and collaboration part of your DNA? Do you enjoy collaborating with people who have diverse backgrounds and styles? If you answer yes to these questions, and you like to have fun, work hard, and celebrate with your teammates then FCF is perfect for you. This team exudes an “all hands on deck” attitude, with a work hard, play hard mentality.



Additional Qualifying Information:
• Documentation of COVID-19 Vaccination may be required for in-person activities in coordination with company policies.



Note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship for a non-immigrant visa.



At FCF diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the foundation of everything we do in our business, organization, and culture. We encourage, facilitate, and promote diversity and difference in support of our employees, stakeholders, and partners because it makes us better -- better as a company and better as a team. FCF is honored to be an equal opportunity workplace.



This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Fan Controlled Football League makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.



Fan Controlled Football League ( https://www.fcf.io/)




Job Questions:

  1. Are you legally able to work in the US?

  2. Will you now or in the future require sponsorship visa status?