Company: Meow Wolf
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Meow Wolf is looking for a General Manager of Technology who will be responsible for coordinating all divisions of the Meow Wolf tech team associated with the assigned project(s). The different divisions of the Tech team work together in conjunction with the Art, Fabrication, Sound, Entertainment, and Architectural Design teams to develop custom interactive artwork and installations that seam together sensors, microcontrollers, computers, lights, sound, video and electromechanical elements. This role requires a strong balance between creative problem solving, sensitivity to engage a nuanced creative process and culture, team administration and management, and technical prowess – helping steer projects towards ambitious and successful results.
The GM of Tech will join our Lead Developers, Tech Team Project Managers, and Tech Infrastructure Design Lead in overseeing Meow Wolf’s use of technology and running the tech team. The ideal candidate will have deep experience in software and hardware development as they relate to immersive environments, be a fast learner, and have very strong communication skills/ability to manage people, time, and expectations. In addition to these skills, the ideal candidate will have a deep love for creating mind blowing experiences and an insatiable curiosity for technology and experience design.
A strong culture fit is necessary as we have an extremely unique and mostly egalitarian creative process. The GM of Tech must be a strong leader and also sensitive to nuances of a highly collaborative environment. To be successful in this role, being able to trust, respect, inspire, and be compassionate with team members is important. A sense of humor will be helpful. The role is primarily administration and team management, but is also highly creative in helping to form the deciding strategies and approaches to design problems.
Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and writing.
Budgeting, agile and waterfall management modalities, project coordination,
Strong understanding of software development pipelines and methodologies, comprehensive awareness of tools and processes used in creating interactive experiences, and a general aptitude for systems engineering and design thinking.
This position has supervisory responsibilities as stated below.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role also includes standard equipment for immersive experiences such as sensors, microcontrollers, computers, lights, sound, video, and electromechanical elements.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Minor travel is expected for this position through 2018. There is potential for increased travel in 2019.
Required Education and Experience:
5+ years developing new technology, software development, working with microcontroller/custom hardware, and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or better.
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