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Director of Esports

11 days ago by Psyonix

  San Diego (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Operations

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Psyonix, part of the Epic Games family, is a video game developer located in downtown San Diego. Best known for Rocket League, the award-winning game that combines soccer, driving, and highly competitive and addictive game play, we are an industry-leading game studio rooted in a crunch-free philosophy that emphasizes an amazing employee experience and strong workplace culture.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Designing, creating, and executing a vision for our globally-recognized, world-class Rocket League esports program
  • Leading and mentoring a cross-functional team tasked with delivering industry-defining competitive experiences for players and fans all over the world.
  • Maintaining extensive knowledge of worldwide esports industry trends, programs, best practices, and competitive intelligence to help inform and shape Rocket League Esports' evolving ecosystem
  • Defining project scope, objectives, resource requirements, schedules, budgets, and key performance indicators in support of business goals defined by the executive leadership team.
  • Developing and growing business relationships crucial to the success of the Rocket League Esports programs.
  • Partnering with franchise, business, and content teams for effective integration into Rocket League Esports
  • Internally advocating solutions and soliciting requests on behalf of our professional esports competitors, teams, and league organizers to ensure that the leadership team is informed of the team's needs
  • Developing reports and documentation detailing performance, risks, and contingency plans for each project and periodically deliver reports to senior leadership.
  • Working with the business intelligence, marketing, and finance teams to interpret data to make informed decisions and recommendations
  • Promoting a positive work environment that rewards innovation and creativity
  • Additional duties to be assigned

Ideal Candidate Must Have:

  • Intimate knowledge of the Rocket League competitive atmosphere
  • 10+ years of previous experience in the games, entertainment, or sports industries with relevant experience in the realm of program or project management
  • 5+ years of previous experience managing a competitive esports program, sports organizations management, or equivalent field
  • Strong experience with live event production including tournament planning, organization and budgeting
  • Outstanding self-motivation, work ethic, and written/ verbal communication skills with an attention to detail and professional delivery
  • Consistent ability to execute strong independent judgment under deadlines with a full workload
  • The ability to lead by influence and to think strategically and creatively
  • A team-focused outlook on strategy and problem-solving
  • A willingness to be "on-call" outside of business hours, including travel and work on holidays
  • An expectation of travel for as much as 25% of scheduled work hours per year

Pluses:

  • A passion for gaming
  • Frequent utopian visions of a world united through Rocket League 3v3s
  • Extensive knowledge of the esports and competitive video game scene

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