Architect, Game Subscription at Zwift
Remote

About the role:

Zwift is looking for an Architect to join our Zwift Game team.  You may be in the role of Technical Director at your current studio.  The right candidate is a leader in game development, able to architect end-to-end features for an MMO-style game.  This is a hands-on, technical-focused role reporting directly to VP of Engineering, without people-management duties.  You’ll be creating compelling user experiences across our game, Zwift Companion mobile apps, and website, including solution plans, presenting demos and concepts, leading architecture discussions, and rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty.

How to stand out among the rest: 

If you are excited about this role, we strongly encourage you to include a cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but a well thought out letter introducing us to your skills and personality will stand out to us!

About Zwift:

Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming, and we’re on a mission to make more people, more active, more often. The Zwift platform delivers an at-home training game experience that connects cyclists and runners in over 195 countries and counting! Launched from the sunny sands of Long Beach, California in 2014, we’ve grown to over 350 (and counting!) Watopians - that’s what we call our employees - and we have people in New York, Tokyo, Australia, Rio de Janeiro, and London. Together, we are disrupting the fitness industry! 

About Watopia:

If you’re looking for an encouraging, innovative, and passionate team, Zwift is just that. We like bikes. We like running. We also like local ice cream shops and game nights. And, our "Pets of Zwift" Slack channel brings you daily fuzzy, furry, heartwarming paws and noses straight to your screen. You'll be surrounded by awe-inspiring people in our brand new playful and colorful office environment. That being said, we don't want you to be intimidated by the former Olympians, pro cyclists, and other amazing athletes that work here; our team consists of people from all walks of life. Even if you're at the very beginning of your fitness journey, there is a place for you here! Who knows, you may surprise yourself and complete your first triathlon if you hang out with us for too long.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide architecture, design, and implementation expertise to the game development team.
  • Determine technical dependencies and deliver detailed technical designs to stakeholders and fellow engineers.
  • Mentor other game engineers through code reviews, technical discussions, and pair programming.
  • Identify technical risks and help build mitigation plans.
  • Work with engineers and product managers to scope and plan projects.

What we're looking for:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science and/or relevant technical area.
  • 8+ years of game development experience.
  • 5+ years of technical leadership experience.
  • Strong mentor and able to coach other senior engineers on how to be great mentors.
  • Expertise in C++.
  • Expertise in gameplay, game systems, multi-threading, memory management, and profiling. 
  • Strong 3D math skills.
  • Strong production troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with automated testing and build pipelines for CI/CD.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working on an MMO.
  • Experience shipping cross-platform games, especially: iOS, tvOS, Android, Mac, and PC.
  • Experience with LiveOps and doing experiment/feature-flag based development.
  • Experience working on engine development.
  • Experience with java and/or backend development.
  • Interest in creating fun experiences around cycling, running, and overall fitness.

Some Reasons We Think You'll Love It Here:

  • Fast-growing, collaborative environment. Your job will never get boring!
  • Awesome team of talented individuals who love what we do
  • Employee perks and benefits including a fitness program and fantastic industry discounts 
  • Amazing office locations with killer views
  • Did we mention that we encourage you to workout at work...Zwift, run, yoga….we’re in! 

Of course, we are nothing without our Values to ground us and ensure we run and build a Company where people love to work, feel like they are welcomed, included, and belong.  Only then, can they thrive and do their best work.  The Values we strive to live every day:

  • Make It Fun, 
  • Elevate Teammates, 
  • Cultivate Our Community, 
  • Always Level Up, 
  • One Zwift for All 

We strongly believe that different backgrounds and ideas are a competitive advantage; we hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. Zwift is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing careers@zwift.com. 

Zwift, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.