Engineering Manager

Remote Australia /
Engineering /
Full Time
Aglet today is a digital sneaker collection game, powered by step-counting and an ever expanding catalogue of virtual sneakers. Tomorrow, Aglet will revolutionize how we play games, how we interact with brands, and how the next Virgil Abloh will be discovered.

Aglet is powered by Onlife, a bold company and vision dedicated to inspiring the world to Play Life via a series of gamified overlays of our real, location based, context-rich lives, as we live them. We think we’ve only scratched the surface of evolving our augmented lives - starting with sneakers and streetwear. We believe that “the street” is where the community is - and today, the street is in games. We consider our current app only “gamified.” Our next steps will lead Aglet to provide vastly deeper challenges, storylines, and exhilaration from collection, trading, and creating.

We are a fully remote, creative team distributed around the globe looking for novel ways to bring the metaverse to life.

We're looking for an Engineering Manager to join our newly created Platform Engineering team to work on greenfield projects.  

You will be responsible for the planning, coordination and oversight of the technical and engineering activities of a team of developers delivering on the Onlife platform vision. This is the platform that underpins the Aglet.app, and you will be helping us provide the behaviours needed for other games to leverage our blockchain and geospatial capabilities.  

We are a fully remote, creative team distributed around the globe looking for novel ways to bring the metaverse to life. 

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

YOUR ROLE

    • As an Engineering Manager you will work in an international cross functional team with Software Engineers, Product Managers, Designers, and Data Engineers to devise innovative solutions that will have a huge impact on the future of the business. 
    • Working with the team to provide effort and budget estimates
    • Supervising the work of development team/s
    • Orchestrating work across multiple development teams
    • Planning and executing delivery plans on-time and within budget
    • Working with cross-functional team to design viable and deliverable products
    • Coaching and leading developers to optimise their productivity and learning
    • Stakeholder management (both internal and external)

ABOUT YOU

    • Several years experience managing delivery teams
    • Several years experience incepting teams and their delivery processes
    • Several years experience using Agile methodologies
    • Several years experience managing stakeholders (internal and external)
    • Less comprehensive experience using post-agile methodologies
    • Demonstrated experience managing developer productivity and learning
    • Excellent communicator
    • Full working rights in Australia

BONUS EXPERIENCE

    • Experience in Java or Java Virtual Machine language highly desirable
    • Experience in Blockchain highly desirable
    • Experience with games design and development desirable

WHAT WE OFFER

    • Fully remote position with flexible hours to suit your lifestyle
    • Equity (become an owner)
    • Budget for home office setup
    • Paid parental leave

WE'RE BIG ON VISION AND VALUES.
Our vision is to create an onlife world that blends the physical and digital. Our values guide how we work, make decisions and engage with one another.

Open to Play. Think BIG and weird; Approach problems and ideas with wonder; fearlessly develop and deliver on interesting ideas. 

Get Clear. Understand the game you are playing; Ask for help and direction when you need it; Communicate clearly and take notes.

Get it Right. Freedom and comfort to disagree; Proactively share and show your work; Demonstrate vulnerability by sharing uncertainty and challenges.

Radical Ownership. Don’t wait to be told what to do - own your space and make things happen; Own your mistakes and learn from them; Give meaningful feedback to the person who needs to hear it.

Be Active. Show up and participate; Build a community; Invest in your own physical and mental well-being - when you need a break, take a break.

DIVERSITY MATTERS

We’re building a new platform that gives a voice to underrepresented creatives. To do that, we are building a team that models the type of world we're trying to create, one that is rich in different perspectives and backgrounds. We encourage all applicants to apply particularly if you are from an under-represented community or have followed an unconventional path to get to where you are - we want to hear from you!