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Technical Project Manager

Technical Project Manager, Chess Engines


About Us

Chess.com is one of the largest gaming sites in the world and the #1 platform for playing, learning, and enjoying chess.

We are a team of 600+ fully remote people in 60+ countries working hard to serve the global chess community. We are here to support 100M+ chess players worldwide with the best possible product, content, and tools to serve the community!

We are a tech company. A gaming company. A content company. And we do it all with passion and commitment to the game. Above all we prize our mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, no-corporate culture, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you can bring to the team.

About You

You love the process of building things. You have been working on chess related projects for years, and it would be a dream for you to use your talent and experience to work on chess engines. You want to work for a passion-driven company full of warm, funny, brilliant, diverse humans

What You’ll Do

Your role is to lead the development of the two Chess.com engines: one for strength, the other for customizability and learning. You will work with our product and tech teams to define goals and a supporting roadmap, and then work with engineers to build these awesome features!

  • Help define and communicate our chess engine roadmaps
  • Work with our chess engine developers to execute on the chess engine roadmaps
  • Help identify dependencies, constraints, and sequence work as efficiently as possible
  • Support the team
  • Make sure our Notion -> JIRA -> Done flow is smooth

Preferred Skills

  • 2+ years of writing chess engines code
  • Project management experience
  • Understanding of chess and current chess products and features on the market

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full-time or equivalent position
  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)
  • This is open to applicants who can overlap with US or EU business hours