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VP, Platform

Company: The Pok--mon Company International
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Get to know The Pok--mon Company International
The Pok--mon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pok--mon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pok--mon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pok--mon website. Pok--mon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.
Learn more online at Pokemon.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/pokemon), YouTube (youtube.com/pokemon), Twitter (twitter.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).
Get to know the role
Job Title: VP, Platform
Job Summary: Establishes and directs the strategic planning and execution of the organization's technology platform.
FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
People Manager: Yes
What you'll do


  • Oversee our Technology Platform team encompassing DevOps, TPMO, & Quality.
  • Partner with stakeholders within the Technology Organization and across TPCi to understand priorities and enable the team to design, develop, and manage a scalable and reliable platform plus the people and processes to adopt it successfully.
  • Collaborate with architects, product teams, partners, and stakeholders to drive implementation of robust platform capabilities and experiences.


    • Dive deep on and challenge proposed technical solutions to find the right balance between product, business and engineering objectives, short-term and long-term, ensuring quality and reliability.
    • Clearly convey technical details to senior business stakeholders to enable them to find the ideal mix of product, quality, and time to market.


      • Champion continuous improvement practices across the Technology Organization.

        What you'll bring

        • Fifteen+ (15+) years of relevant professional experience, plus seven+ (7+) years of management experience.
        • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, both as a leader of teams and as a leader of projects - dynamic, strategic and resourceful.
        • A proven passion for building, leading and growing high performing teams in the development and rapid delivery of next-generation digital platform and products.
        • A servant leader that has a history of creating a safe space and inclusive environment fostering diverse views and approaches from the team, coaching and mentoring them to thrive in a dynamic workplace.
        • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology.
        • Ability to collaborate with various partners in the tech and startup ecosystems
        • The ability to seed and extend innovation into the greater organization to develop key talent, consistent with that of a leading technology company.
        • The proven ability to inspire your teammates to think outside the box as they deliver high quality software solutions.
        • Proven ability to recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best application engineering talent.
        • Aptitude for innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving.
        • Great attitude, team player and energy amplifier.
        • Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in ways such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers, thereby building strong partnerships, consensus and alignment.
        • Understanding of ways to lead a team developing in an agile environment.

          How you'll be successful

          • Passion for Pok--mon: Develops an understanding of the Pok--mon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
          • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.
          • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
          • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.
          • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a "team first" mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.
          • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pok--mon experience.

            What to expect

            • An employee first culture
            • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pok--mon
            • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
            • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
            • Generous paid family leave
            • Employer-paid life insurance
            • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
            • Fitness reimbursement
            • Commuter benefit
            • LinkedIn learning

              The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.
              Internal Job Code: EN.DVDD.E1
              Internal Job Profile: Development Engineering Executive (E1)

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Keywords: The Pok--mon Company International, Bellevue , VP, Platform, Executive , Bellevue, Washington

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