Senior Technical Program Manager

London | Engineering Operations

Help us transform what multiplayer games can be. Our engineers are changing how online games are made, operated and played. Join them, and be part of a team with credits on some of the biggest game titles, with diverse backgrounds ranging from art to aerospace. You'll address the toughest engineering challenges. You’ll co-develop with world-class studios, and build games that challenge the limits of the possible.

At Improbable, we believe that the next revolution in entertainment and society will come from massive virtual worlds. They will create new economies and opportunities globally, changing not just how we play, but how we work and relate to each other. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to build the next generation of technologies for online multi-user games and simulations.

At Improbable, you are surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them, and who compel you to improve yourself. We’re motivated by the fulfilment of solving hard problems to achieve something profound and transformative.

Your Mission

Program Management lives within the Improbable Engineering Operations function, sitting cross-functionally across our engineering, marketing and customer-facing teams in the Games Business Unit.

A Technical Program Manager helps self-organising organizations achieve company goals with just enough process to be predictable, scalable and continuously improving

It’s our responsibility to empower teams to support the delivery of multiple projects and to help teams anticipate and mitigate risks, track and communicate timelines to the wider business and Executive leadership, while continuously evolving teams’ roadmaps to align with the company-wide strategy.

For a comprehensive overview of the role and team, visit our briefing pack: Link

Areas for Impact

As a Technical Program Manager in the Games Tech Unit, your role sits cross-functionally across our Engineering and Commercial teams. You are responsible for empowering cross-functional teams of engineers and managers to deliver multiple concurring projects as you anticipate and mitigate risks, track and communicate timelines to business and leadership, and continuously evolve their roadmap to align with our dynamic company strategy.

You are accountable for the alignment of our Product roadmap with our customer integration projects with globally distributed partner studios, devising strategies and tactics aimed at expanding and maximising the success of our portfolio of projects built on Improbable Multiplayer Platform.

We’d like to hear from you if you identify with the following

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience facilitating and leading continual planning processes in a technically and commercially complex and exciting environment
  • Ability to manage resource planning for the program, in terms of budgeting and driving sustainable efficiencies
  • Proven experience in achieving goals and hitting deadlines, based on company-wide objectives, regardless of the obstacles
  • An ability to facilitate, catalyse and lead organisational change and transformation, drawing on change management, organisation culture, organisation development and systems thinking
  • A deep understanding of Program Management Lean / Agile frameworks and principles, at the level of the principles and values, enabling appropriate application as well as innovation
  • A strong ability to understand complex systems, relentlessly managing the technical and business risk landscape, anticipating and mitigating emerging issues 
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, excellent communication skills, ability to listen with empathy and enable people to act by increasing insight
  • You’re excited to be part of the vibrant Program Community at Improbable, challenging and improving processes to increase the effectiveness of a team or division
While we think the above experience could be important, we can’t predict the future and so we’re keen to hear from applicants that believe they have valuable experience. If you identify with the team & mission, but not all of the suggestions, then please still apply!

About Us

Improbable is determined to foster an environment where people can do their best work and feel like they belong. We believe a healthy culture, strong values and contribution from a diverse range of individuals will help us to achieve success.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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