Manager, Engineering

Engineering Remote - Western US


Position at IGN

About IGN IGN Entertainment is one of the leading Internet media companies focused on video games and entertainment. IGN reaches more than 360 million monthly users around the world and is followed by more than 58MM social and YouTube followers. IGN also publishes daily content on 36 platforms including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat Discover. Established in 1996, IGN is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York and London. IGN content is localized in 20 languages and 110 countries and hosted on websites and native applications on mobile, connected TV, and Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

The Opportunity

Come join IGN Entertainment as an Engineering Manager, where you'll be a part of a dynamic group of departments that lead a strategic portfolio of products, systems, and initiatives. You will develop a team of developers to build new products, automate workflows, integrate systems, and provide tools that are core to IGN’s growth.
This is an internal-facing role where your customers are your coworkers, including people in Publishing, Commerce and Subscriptions, Advertising, Game Help, Sales, and Marketing. This role is a great fit if you have a passion for quality software design,  enjoy coding, enjoy working with people, and have an interest in management.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead 3-5 Engineers.
  • Work closely with Product Development and Business Intelligence departments to translate business needs into actionable requirements
  • Help create and maintain coding best practices and design standards
  • Effectively manage a project plan and prioritize needs based on impact and value
  • Ask questions and become the internal subject matter expert of your products, how they are used, and how they connect within the system of internal tools
  • Conduct code reviews

Job Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience as a software developer. Ideally in Node.js (Express/React), Python and/or PHP
  • Solid understanding of software development best practices and design standards. Passion for crafting reliable, maintainable and extensible code
  • Software management experience is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with React, Kafka/Kinesis, AWS, and containerization (Docker & Kubernetes) is a plus
  • Knowledge of data management using SQL databases, with a preference for PostgreSQL or MySQL.
  • Strong understanding of caching strategies in web applications, both application-level caches and CDN caching. API design (GraphQL) with JWT authentication.
  • Very meticulous and thorough in your work.
  • Experience with online advertising, e-commerce or subscriptions
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in a STEM field or equivalent self-study of computer science preferred
  • You have keen instincts for analytical analysis, technical judgment, and risk assessment
  • You have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and you can get along well with people in both a requirements-gathering and customer service context.
  • Experience working with integrations between systems, both internally and externally
  • Proven track record to understand and improve complex systems, paring a solid grasp of strategic considerations with an eye for critical details
  • Able to communicate clearly and maintain good relationships with others

Our Culture and Values

At IGN, we believe diversity stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of new ideas, and enriches our personal and professional lives. We are committed to championing diversity in all we do, weaving fairness and equity into the fabric of our organization, and achieving a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and antiracist culture where everyone belongs and everyone can thrive.

Here’s the good stuff about us…

  • You’ll make an impact. We reach 360 MM monthly unique users. We’re big time, but we’re not afraid to give you real opportunities to be epic and make a difference immediately.
  • We’ve got a big presence, but a small team.
  • We have fun. It’s all about games and games are fun. Anyone can offer a casual work environment, flexible hours, and benefits. We can offer that and a place where you can squad up with your coworkers in the arcade/game room.
  • We’re passionate about what we do. IGN employees understand our users, because they are our users. We have a personal interest in providing the best possible product.
IGN  offers competitive salaries in addition to robust health and wellness focused benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits; Flexible Spending accounts, 401(k) with company match, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Pregnancy and Parental leave, Family Planning Support via Maven,  Flexible Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Fitness Reimbursement as well as employee-focused engagement and education programs, including Employee Resource Groups and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then IGN is the place for you.
IGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Ziff Davis provides a range for the base pay. Factors that may be used to determine your actual pay may include your specific job related knowledge, skills, experience, and geographic location. The base pay for this position ranges from $175,000 to $180,000, plus incentive compensation (for eligible roles only), 401K with company match, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, short and long-term disability, and a flexible time off policy.