Job title: Solutions Architect - Gaming Portals
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Expertise: Commercial
Location: California, United States
Job published: 2020-01-23
Job ID: 32196

Job Description

For a leading game industry service provider we are recruiting an expert on gaming portals within the video game industry. This role involves working cross-functionally with business heads, product owners, and creatives throughout the organization (both domestically and internationally) to create new solutions and communicate the value our client delivers to video game developers, publishers, and close-to-gaming companies worldwide.  As a solutions architect, you must be 1) a self-starter; 2) highly-organized; and 3) capable of building strong relationships in order to help drive growth for the company. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate the value our client delivers for gaming portals
  • Easily and openly create solutions for your targeted audience
  • Create, update, and maintain website information to convey the value of gaming portals
  • Educate internal departments on gaming portals
  • Drive creation of presentations for business development team
  • Work closely with production teams (copywriters, designers, web developers, etc.) to execute creative deliverables and product team to understand the function of our client's tools and services 
  • Collaborate closely with other architects and peers across the organization to leverage knowledge, other solutions, and best practices. Close collaboration with Product Owners, Business Heads, Business Development, Project Management, and Integrations Managers 
  • Keep up to date with industry and marketplace evolution; continuously staying abreast of new developments in technology relevant to gaming portals
  • Align to business unit strategies in order to bridge the gap between developer needs and the technology solutions
  • Describe the structure, features, phases, solution requirements, and characteristics of product/tools and services to project stakeholders
  • Use Solutions Architect principles to design highly effective solutions to satisfy business outcomes and requirements
  • Ensure that solutions are fit for purpose, secure, scalable, future-proofed, and cost-effective
  • Design and document architecture at multiple levels (high-level to granular) and across multiple views (conceptual, logical, physical, data flow, and sequence diagrams)

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in solution-related field
  • 4–6 years experience in the video game industry, with specialized expertise on gaming portals
  • General marketing and copywriting skills
  • Ability to communicate values and benefits of given solution
  • Ability to successfully lead and participate in projects cross-functionally
  • Comfortable solving complex problems independently and collaboratively
  • Potential to travel up to 30% (domestic and international)
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • A self-starter, who can effectively navigate a complex organizational structure
  • Effective time management skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to motivate and influence teams to meet deadlines
  • Foresee obstacles and plan against them

Preferred 

  • Experience with an entrepreneurial organization
  • Experience with a global company
  • MBA
  • Robust network of game developers and publishers