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R&D Group Leader

Israel | Engineering | Full-time

WSC Sports develops an AI-based automation solution for real-time sports content creation and distribution and is the fastest-growing sports-tech company in the world.

Why WSC Sports:

You’ll work in an awesome environment alongside some of the most innovative people around, using cutting-edge technologies and tools (video editing, AI, data, etc.), and have the opportunity to directly influence the products and tools used by our clients who include sports giants such as the NBA, Bundesliga, FIBA, ESPN and more. And that’s just the beginning of what WSC Sports has to offer!

The person in this role will lead the R&D group that will be developing next-generation solutions of WSC Sports and will have end-to-end ownership and will be responsible for all aspects of development in the group, consisting of Backend and Frontend teams – from technologies to processes to people management.

You’ll report to the VP of R&D and be a part of the engineering management team, establishing the engineering vision, goals, and culture.

What you’ll do:

  • Be an inspiring leader. Such an individual that people wish to follow and work with.
  • Manage a growing group of ~35 strong team members, led by 4 strong team leaders.
  • Lead the design, architecture, and scaling up of our solution, as well as maintain an agile development process.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects.
  • Improve the group performance and effectiveness.
  • Take responsibility for recruiting and scaling the team to support its growth needs.
  • Develop, mentor, and grow the group leadership.

What you’ll need:

  • 8+ years of experience in Software Engineering
  • 2+ years of experience of leading team leaders and a cross-functional team of 30+ high performing engineers
  • Team player, empathetic, and someone who thrives working in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record developing large-scale solutions, including software design and development, database architectures, security, and performance tuning
  • Experience deploying and maintaining a 24/7 production environment
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great collaboration and cross-functional organizational skills

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