Senior Technical Program Manager, Graphics

About the Employer

Do you enjoy empowering creative talent with cutting-edge graphics tools, workflows, and features? Would you like to enable the success of teams that are designing and implementing real-time rendering features that can leverage the ever growing power of graphics hardware on current and future platforms? Are you excited to engage directly with development customers to gather requirements, obtain feedback, and help teams deliver new features that are powerful and polished? Do you have exceptional social intelligence and impeccable communication skills? Would you like to work on daring visuals that inspire generations to come, sitting next to top industry talent, at a company that cares deeply about work-life balance?

Imagine a tiny team of developers creating amazing AAA-quality content all by themselves! Imagine an artist, freed from the tedium of repetitive tasks, unconstrained by manual processes, driven only by her creativity to fulfill her vision! That is the world we at Unity strive to create and we need your help. By leveraging the latest research in real-time rendering, our Graphics team wants to empower developers and artists to create high-quality content with ease and intuitiveness without the repetitious drudgery.

We’re looking for a highly skilled and self-motivated Senior Technical Program Manager to facilitate development and communications for our distributed R&D Graphics teams teams. In this role, you will work cross-functionally with engineering, product management, technical art, and other disciplines, supporting the team in their internal processes, building and improving development and cross-team communication and collaboration with the rest of Unity. You will also play a key role in building relationships and facilitating collaboration with numerous partners, internal and external.

The R&D Graphics teams are spread across multiple locations in Europe, with the majority of the developers in Copenhagen, Ghent, Helsinki, and Paris. Due to the distributed nature of the team, some international travel is to be expected.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a key facilitator in working across groups to make sure our development teams are always in sync and collaborating. With limited guidance, help move teams forward, using your own initiative and intuition, and spot opportunities for improvement
  • Always be iterating on production processes and methodologies to continuously improve our velocity, collaboration, and visibility; Lead by example with meetings, outcome-driven agendas, clear and timely follow through on actions
  • Coordinate with R&D Graphics leadership and product management to build and maintain a clear roadmap of feature development goals and partner commitments
  • Drive programs in your areas of responsibility, ensuring that we ship great user experiences on time, and within the planned scope
  • Circulate regular status updates to stakeholders, providing a concise high-level view into the team’s health and progress against goals, understand and drive risk and mitigation planning
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to other program managers on team: collaborate to define near term goals, navigating challenges for both project and people, grow the discipline at the individual and organizational level
  • Internalize and evangelize Unity’s core values: Users first. Best ideas win. In it together. Go BOLD.

Requirements

  • Extensive experience in software production / project management, working cross functionally within an engineering organization (or equivalent related experience)
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, to speak to a broad audience, internal and external; Listening to, speaking with, and resolving conflicts with members of varied disciplines
  • Ability to gracefully manage change in an organization, working with the current of embedded habits rather than fighting against it
  • Familiarity with content creation technologies and challenges in game/application development
  • Demonstrate a proactive, curious mindset. Be willing to ask questions, and be willing to dig for your own answers as well

Bonus Points

  • Social intelligence, great interpersonal skills, and empathy for development and creative teams
  • Results oriented, focused and composed under pressure
  • Experience with the gaming life cycle from start to finish
  • Working with distributed teams across time zones
  • Enterprise-scale software development
  • Interest in and passion for rendering technologies

About Unity Technologies

Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.

The company’s 1,400+ person research and development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than three billion times per month in 2019 on more than two billion unique devices. For more information, please visit www.unity.com.

Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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