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The Major League Baseball Games and VR Group designs, develops, and manages a portfolio of high-quality products including console and mobile games, real-time data visualization, VR/AR experiences, and more.

Our mission is to innovate the next generation of interactive entertainment for baseball fans everywhere. We pay close attention to the trends shaping sports while constantly raising the quality bar with everything we do. Our team works with some of baseball’s most advanced technologies to reinvent fan experiences for video games, next-gen products, Jewel Events, and activations at ballparks around the world.

We are looking for a Director of Creative Technology who can manage a highly talented team of creative technologists, developers, and technical artists to drive research and development, technology iteration and innovation across the Games and VR group. You and your team will develop pipelines, technology solutions, and creative interactions for platforms and products including AR/VR, Games, interactive or broadcast technologies.

As a critical part of our innovation team, you will continually analyze the sports technology landscape looking for opportunities to invent the future of baseball entertainment. This may include evaluating short and long-term trends, identifying key “over-the -horizon” technologies, using qualitative or quantitative data to inform assumptions, and prototyping solutions in advance of industry adoption.

You are an exceptional and proven engineering cross functional team leader who can identify opportunity, test and build solutions, and validate approach leading to scale across the League.

This is a new leadership role reporting to the Vice President of Design and Innovation for Games and VR and may require high level of interaction with other senior leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a cross functional team to create solutions for technologically complex projects.

  • Play a critical role in shaping the technical vision and practice for the Games and VR group.

  • Define technology solutions, best practices, and delivery for experiential and spatial projects.

  • Mentor and assist the career development of team-mates, using a test and learn approach leading to results that validate assumptions.

Requirements:

  • 3 + years’ experience in interactive content creation including realtime production experience with Unreal or Unity3D.

  • Significant experience leading cross functional teams across a wide range of products.

  • Deep experience with C, C++, C# and game engine technologies such as Unity or Unreal.

  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude.

  • Proven problem-solving / prototyping ability.

  • Able to work creatively and collaboratively with designers, programmers, or technical artists.

Bonus Skills and Experience:

  • Experience leveraging AI, Machine Learning, or Computer Vision for technical or artistic purposes.

  • Experience with mobile XR development and deployment to Android and iOS.

  • Skill in one of more related disciplines – asset creation or technical art in DCC tools like Maya, Houdini, Unreal or Unity.

Submission/Portfolio requirements:

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of game developers

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of artists, designers and engineers

  • The opportunity to work on award-winning and complex apps and systems

  • The opportunity to have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions

  • The opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment

  • Amazing benefits including - 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision

Why MLB?

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Employees love working at MLB because of the culture of growth, teamwork, and professionalism. Employees who are most successful at MLB take initiative, know how to identify problems and provide solutions, and always put the Team first. For those ready to step up to the plate and join the Major Leagues, MLB takes the same approach as teams do with their players: empowering our “workforce athletes” to be at their best by engineering experiences that put employees in the best position to succeed. Major League Baseball is looking for candidates who are passionate about growing America’s pastime to best serve its fans for decades to come.

MLB’s vision is to be the global sport of choice for youth to play, fans of all backgrounds to enjoy and a desired destination for employment. With a belief that the journey to growth and greatness is ongoing, MLB gives employees the opportunity to continue learning and honing their skills with programs such as: tuition reimbursement; mentorship programs; lunch and learns; online course subscriptions; paid industry certifications; business resource groups; and more.

MLB provides its employees with exceptional medical, dental, and vision coverage. Premiums are 100% employer covered to help employees focus on being their best!

Major League Baseball is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Are you ready to Step Up to the Plate? Apply below!

All in-office and ballpark-based positions are subject to MLB's mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy

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