Director of Simulation Engineering, Enterprise

Engineering @ London

Our Purpose

Improbable is dedicated to building powerful technology designed to help solve previously impossible problems and enable the creation of new realities. In gaming and entertainment, Improbable unlocks truly next-generation gameplay through virtual worlds of unprecedented scale, persistence and richness. In other industries, we hope to help answer critical questions through simulations that could lead to a better functioning world.

Our platform, SpatialOS, lets developers transcend the limits of regular computation, allowing swarms of servers running in the cloud to cooperate in order to simulate worlds far larger and more complex than any single server could.

We are a British technology company proudly building a diverse workforce, driven by a shared desire to improve and achieve extraordinary things. We’re crafting technology for the future and fostering a problem-solving culture that embraces innovation through iteration and experimentation.

Your Mission

The Enterprise division at Improbable is scaling quickly in our London and Washington DC locations. The tools we develop have the potential to deliver previously unachievable insight and facilitate a more prosperous and secure planet - an optimised world. Our simulations are currently solving problems in industries as diverse as telecoms, urban planning and governance, energy, training and more.

As the engineering leader of this division, it is your mission to ensure that we are building truly world-class technology. As a simulation SME you will provide strategic and engineering leadership to our transatlantic division; ultimately being accountable for the quality, capability and timeliness of what we ship.

Furthermore this role will challenge you to design organisational structures, hiring strategies, scalable processes and help mentor & up-skill our existing leaders. It reports directly to our VP Enterprise and will be the most senior engineering voice in strategic and commercial conversations.

2019 will see significant investment in creating a new ecosystem of technology and partners to create the most advanced Modelling and Simulation (as a service, or MSaaS) platform ever built. This platform will target initially military simulation, with a longer term focus on simulation across government. Our GraphOS teams will target with key industries and partners to generate value in industries that are aligned to understanding critical national infrastructure, economies and policy.

Overview of our products here

You can read about the engineering culture of the division here.


  • Experience delivering a complex distributed simulation for either governmental or commercial purposes
  • Demonstrable experience building and leading multiple cross-functional engineering teams of 50+ engineers
  • Deep understanding of systems engineering and partnering with multiple organisations
  • Experience growing a succesful engineering organisation, ideally in multiple regions
  • Excellent communication skills and natural empathy.
  • Deep Domain expertise in simulation, distributed systems and/or virtual environments is strongly preferred

  • Equal Opportunity
    The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.