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Director of Operations

Executive | Addison, TX | Full Time

Job Description

About Bottle Rocket:

Bottle Rocket is dedicated to creating high quality iPhone, iPad and Android applications. We believe exceptionally innovative technology not only enhances the way we do things - it redefines the way we live our lives. To us, the iPhone is more than a sophisticated phone; it’s a game-changing platform uniting information, instant access and unlimited range to create entertainment and enterprise solutions.

About Working for Bottle Rocket:

We are a rapidly growing mobile development company at the forefront of the app revolution. We have developed and released over 50 high profile, interesting apps for companies like NPR, PBS, Discovery Channel, Disney, American Express, AARP, Bravo, ESPN, SPIN Magazine, BET, History Channel, as well extremely popular games such as Doodle Bomb and Annoying Orange Kitchen Carnage. Our apps are regularly featured in the press and have received critical acclaim. We estimate that over 15 million people use the apps we have built. These apps are just the tip of the iceberg. We continue to push the envelope of design and architecture and have literally dozens of new projects you may find very interesting.

Of course such high visibility and growth comes with its own challenges. Our services are in such high demand that we need the most talented individuals, such as yourself, to continue to grow our brand, our organization, and our skill sets. We can offer you as much challenge as you can handle! We have been wildly successful because we work hard for our clients, our end users, and for each other. We have staffed our teams with "A" players that do not accept anything less than the best from themselves and each other. This allows us to continually improve our work, our processes, and our vision.

The primary goal of the Director of Operations is to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and capabilities of Bottle Rocket Apps' production team, which includes strategy, creative, development, project management and quality assurance. The quality of our products is second to none, and you must have experience leading a group of smart, skilled, highly passionate people committed to building the best products available in the market. You will be expected to make high-level policy decisions while keeping in mind production schedules, revenue and technical issues, as well as contractual requirements with clients.

The person we are looking for has probably held jobs like Senior Account Manager, Project Manager/Discipline Lead or Day-to-Day Manager. You may now work in brand management, a game studio, an integrated agency/new media agency, a custom software and systems design firm, in high-end web development, consultancy, in an agency or in product development. Any of these backgrounds will provide the foundation in experience we are seeking. This is a senior hire, and only applicants who have lead groups of 80 people or more and dealt directly with large corporate customers should apply. 

If you are interested in more than just a 9-to-5 job, are excited by working on a team of committed individuals and want to make a difference in a young organization, then this is the place for you! This position is not about years of experience, industry background or academics. It is about building great products, building great teams and being excited about going to work every day!

We offer competitive salaries and have a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision. We are a successful business and one of the most experienced app developers in the market. Come join us!

 

Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for all aspects of the production process and for running the day-to-day operations to ensure alignment with business goals and requirements. This position also provides long-term planning and leadership to the entire production team. The ideal person will effectively manage the project portfolio and marshal assets between disciplines (strategy, creative, development, project management and quality assurance). You must have strong experience on the mobile platform or in a similar industry where creative and technical resources must work together. If you haven't owned an iPhone or an Android device for at least a year, please do not apply. You must bring your own leadership skills and be self-motivated. You will have great responsibility and will be expected to hit the ground running. 

Other essential responsibilities include:

  • Operating effectively in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
  • Managing smart people
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Building and managing production timelines
  • Scheduling resources
  • Communicating effectively and motivating team members
  • Ensuring the team is working at the optimal level
  • Resonating with the value of high quality innovation and development
  • Providing recommendations on internal processes, standards and practices
  • Recommending and implementing solutions when inefficiencies are identified

Requirements:

  • MUST have minimum of 10 years experience in Management Consulting, Marketing, or Advertising
  • MUST be able to manage timelines, work on multiple projects at once, enjoy diversity of work, enjoy challenges
  • MUST have experience leading teams
  • MUST have deep project management experience
  • MUST have solid knowledge of UI/UX
  • Understanding the creative and engineering process
  • Understanding of consumer-facing software

Bonus Points:

  • A Mac user
  • Have worked on the iPhone and iPad platform already
  • Prosumer user of apps