Gameplay Engineering Manager

Tech Remote/ In-Office

We're looking for a Gameplay Engineering Manager to join our team at Hypixel Studios, which collaborates remotely from around the world. Our members range from industry newcomers to experts with 25+ years of experience. Team members come from a diverse set of backgrounds, but share a common passion for building polished player-focused, community-powered games.


Join us on our mission to bring players together in an inviting, immersive world where they can make their mark. Hytale empowers creative expression across a spectrum of experiences including sandbox adventure, social play, minigames, and creativity using a suite of powerful and accessible tools.


As a Gameplay Engineering Manager, you will support your team through a combination of coaching, direction-setting, career management and some hands-on engineering. Your team will design, prototype, and implement the fundamental systems which underpin Hytale’s game services and supporting infrastructure.


Who you are:

  • Attentive Leader: Passionate about people management. Set career growth expectations for individuals on your team and mentor them to meet those expectations, including writing and delivering reviews.
  • A Force Multiplier: You understand how to empower engineers on your team to learn, grow, and scale.
  • Calm under pressure: You exude calm in even the toughest of situations. When things get spicy, you work as a cooler to help the team reach a solution.
  • Player Focused: You know as a player what makes a great player experience. And you know as an engineer how to build it
  • Adaptable: You are comfortable with switching gears between optimization, break/fix, and development and understand the need for rapid re-prioritization.
  • Quality Aware: You know and care how your team’s code affects cost, reliability and maintainability.


Some of your role:

  • Manage a team of 4-6 engineers through a combination of coaching, mentoring,  direction-setting, code reviews, and hands-on engineering
  • Performance management including writing and delivering reviews
  • Work closely with Product Owners and Project Managers to prioritize, break down, and select work for your team 
  • Work closely with design and creative stakeholders to transform their feature requests into actionable plans.
  • Architect, plan, review, and prototype technical designs with your team and present them to peers.


Essential Traits:

  • 6+ years of professional programming experience in systems languages (C++)
  • 6+ years working on gameplay code in a custom or off-the-shelf engine.
  • 2+ years as a manager or in a similar leadership role
  • Strong understanding of iterative game development and system engineering.


Bonus Traits: 

  • Experience player / working on Voxel Games / Engines
  • Experience working with Agile delivery
  • Experience growing a team through hiring & performance management
  • Experience managing expectations of stakeholders within large organizations


We can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual Performance Bonus (APB)
  • Quality of Life increases
  • Christmas closure
  • A chance to work on a new game project with an extremely motivated team
  • Opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally
  • A stable and secure work environment
  • The ability to work remotely


We’re looking for applicants who are self-driven, put players first, and that have a history of making cool stuff. In return, we can offer an environment that values and supports individual creativity and passion and believes in fostering new talent. We recognize the value of diversity in every sense and actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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