Lead Development Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18
Los Angeles, CA
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18

As Lead Development Manager, North America, you'll be responsible for leading multiple teams to deliver their ambitious goals, and you'll keep projects on-track, teams healthy, and stakeholders informed. Drawing on your experience in Agile leadership and Organizational leadership, you'll build and execute development plans that include milestones and deliverables but are flexible enough to allow room for risk and change. Your experience in servant leadership will help you mentor teams with humble confidence and social grace as you partner with fellow leaders to foster an open, transparent development environment and help deliver results to the player.

You'll share a campus with the Central office that serves the whole world, but as a Rioter for the North American region, you'll have a laser focus on leveling up the experience for players in Canada and the United States.

You are:

  • A hardcore gamer: your passion for videogames is what drove you to the industry; you love games and take play seriously
  • Educated and experienced: you've earned your bachelor's degree or have 4+ years of experience working with teams in an Agile environment as a Producer, Agile Coach, Project Manager, Development Manager, or Engineering Manager and have worked with or led a team through a full product cycle from ideation to production
  • An Agile pro: you're fluent in—and an avid advocate of—development best practices; you've successfully led teams using a variety of Agile practices including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Product Management; you take a holistic, systems-thinking view of the product development lifecycle and adapt processes accordingly
  • A delivery-focused leader: you guide teams down the right paths even if they're unpopular or difficult to traverse to ensure they provide optimal value; your unshakeable confidence and cool head makes others look towards you when sirens are blaring and all hell is generally breaking loose
  • A great manager: you have a keen eye for talent who can grow and support your team to achieve excellent results
  • A motivational mentor: you keep teams focused on results, growth, and actionable feedback; you're emotionally attuned to others and are open about your own feelings, which helps you resolve conflicts quickly, comfortably, and respectfully
  • A change agent: you raise concerns, challenge convention, and inspire people to move in new directions

You will:

  • Grow your direct reports into top-performing delivery leads who excel at leading teams to achieve their goals
  • Directly lead the development efforts of autonomous and highly aligned teams towards their goals
  • Mentor direct reports to achieve high quality results
  • Create work systems that support effective, sustainable work across multiple teams
  • Regularly assess the team's maturity, health, and composition, relentlessly striving for team cohesion and delivery excellence
  • Create transparency and predictability across multiple teams via story mapping, roadmaps, sprint plans, burn-downs, cycle times, value stream maps, and releasereports
  • Partner with leaders and teams across Riot Games to share your knowledge and drive organizational efficiency and improvements for yourself and your teams.
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