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Engineering Manager

About Splash Damage

We believe that games play better with friends.For more than 20 years, we’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.
 
Our studio culture is rooted in our open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Our games are made by people from all over the world, from our entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and we believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both our games and our
studio. We have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best  Large Companies to work for.

Our offices are based in Bromley, UK, and our teams have access to working patterns that work for them

Benefits  
  
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including:  
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including:  
    • Substantial performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation, along with enhanced pension contributions and our life assurance scheme.
    • 4 day work week: Tuesday - Friday
    • 20 days of annual leave, equivalent to 5 weeks within a 4 day work week.
    • Summer & Winter closure, not taken from holiday allowance - 1st full week of August and Christmas Eve to New Years day.
    • Bespoke VISA and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from our team throughout the whole process.
    • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service.
    • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling.
    • Our bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader.
    • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave. 

      The Role  
As an Engineering Manager on a game development team at Splash Damage, you will partner with the Technical Lead/Director to provide engineering leadership. While a technical background is strongly desired and valued, your primary focus will be on people management and driving execution through communication, planning, and hiring.   
In this role you will:   
  • Drive hiring, mentoring, growth, retention, and health of our engineering team 
  • Ensure the engineering team are working on the right things at the right time 
  • Ensure the engineering team delivers progress aligned with expectations 
  • Collaborate with other disciplines and production to manage dependencies 
You excel at:   
  • Managing, coaching, and mentoring engineers 
  • Understanding cross-discipline requests and providing first line triage 
  • Building relationships, and getting to know your team 
  • Able to facilitate clear communication and write concise, accurate documentation 
  • Utilising a strong background in engineering to drive your efforts 
Even better if you have:   
  • Experience shipping multiple game projects 
  • Experience managing larger engineering teams 

Splash Damage is an equal-opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity 

Benefits

You’ve probably seen hundreds of benefits packages before, so you know what to expect: private healthcare, pension contributions, holiday allowance...

At Splash Damage, you’ll get all of those along with a whole bunch you won’t be expecting like industry-leading maternity and paternity leave, discounts with local businesses, a Performance Related Pay scheme, free haircuts and manicures, and so much more.