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[JOB] VP of Engineering (Java)

From: Lana G.
Sent on: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:39 PM
Experience: Minimum 8 - 10 years

Key Skills: Java, MySQL, Game server development
Additional Skills: Flash, PHP, Facebook APIs
Location: New York City

Job/Role Description:
• Work with the product team and game designers to understand requirements and flesh out technical designs.
• Provide technical leadership and judiciously create project plans and delegate tasks to the development team.
• Evaluate candidate technical solutions exhaustively presenting relevant alternatives and justifications.
• Convert technical design into high quality working code using patterns such as MVC / etc., and 3rd party solutions like SmartFoxServer (“SFS”) game server / etc.
• Use relevant Agile methodologies to manage the development lifecycle and provide iterative development and output to business team.
• Fix and minimize defects in the product using optimum coding guidelines / unit testing during development. And use the most effective tools for bug reporting and fixing.
• Evaluate usability of product and optimize for increased productivity of end user.
• Define and deliver an effective deployment plan inclusive of regression / scalability test cycles.
• Create a viable application support strategy and plan post deployment.
Candidate Profile:
• Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field; Master's degree preferred; Sun Java certifications preferred.
• Excellent application programming skills in Java. Experience in Flash, PHP is a plus.
• Should have very good knowledge of XML technologies, SOAP, JSON, Web Services.
• Should be able to independently design and implement databases. Knowledge of SQL is a must.
• Experience in building high volume, low latency server applications is a must.
• Experience in game development. Knowledge of 3rd party game servers such as SmartFoxServer (“SFS”), and Flash based games on Facebook platform is a plus.
• Experience in developing and supporting large scale applications (many features, platforms, users, release cycles).
• Strong leadership skills.
• Ability to be creative and innovative.
• Strong communication skills with ability to translate technology points to non-technology points

If you are interested in this job, please submit your MS-Word resume to lana/at/

Your resume will not be shared with anyone without your consent

Lana Greene
Technical recruiter
[address removed]

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