Technical Program Manager

Technical Program Manager

  • London
  • Engineering

At Improbable, we believe that the next revolution in entertainment and society will come from massive virtual worlds. They will create new economies and opportunities globally, changing not just how we play, but how we work and relate to each other. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to build the next generation of technologies for online multi-user games and simulations.

At Improbable, you are surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them, and who compel you to improve yourself. We’re motivated by the fulfilment of solving hard problems to achieve something profound and transformative.

Your Mission

Program Management lives within the Improbable Engineering Operations function, sitting cross-functionally across our engineering, marketing and customer-facing teams in the Games Business Unit.

A Technical Program Manager helps self-organising organisationsachieve company goals with just enough process to be predictable, scalable and continuously improving

It’s our responsibility to empower teams to support the delivery of multiple projects and to help teams anticipate and mitigate risks, track and communicate timelines to the wider business and Executive leadership. While continuously evolving teams’ roadmaps to align with the company-wide strategy.

For a comprehensive overview of the role and team, visit our briefing pack:

Areas for Impact

As a Technical Program Manager overseeing the SpatialOS division, you are responsible for looking after our core platform which lets developers transcend the limits of regular computation, allowing swarms of servers in the cloud to cooperate to simulate worlds far larger and more complex than any single server could.

Working closely with globally distributed partner studios, you devise strategies aimed at maximising the success of our customers’ games, by scaling our platform horizontally and vertically, providing new APIs and language SDKs, unlocking new geographies and keeping our customer's data secure.

But your work doesn’t stop there! As you engineer, battle-test and iterate on groundbreaking technologies, you also work with our internal studio to validate our solutions or product marketing to package them into our global product releases for prospective business development customers.

We’d like to hear from you if you identify with the following

  • Computer Science degree of equivalent experience
  • A deep understanding of Program Management Lean / Agile frameworks and principles, at the level of the principles and values, enabling appropriate application as well as innovation
  • A strong ability to understand complex systems, relentlessly managing the technical and business risk landscape, anticipating and mitigating emerging issues 
  • Experience facilitating and leading continual planning processes in a technically and commercially complex and exciting environment
  • Proven experience on achieving goals and hitting deadlines, based on company-wide objectives, regardless of the obstacles
  • An ability to facilitate, catalyse and lead organisational change and transformation, drawing on change management, organisation culture, organisation development and systems thinking
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, excellent communication skills, ability to listen with empathy and enable people to act by increasing insight
  • You’re excited to be part of the vibrant Program Community at Improbable, challenging and improving processes to increase the effectiveness of a team or division
While we think the above experience could be important, we can’t predict the future and so we’re keen to hear from applicants that believe they have valuable experience. If you identify with the team & mission, but not all of the suggestions, then please still apply!
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.