R&D Manager for Moon Active

Kyiv, Amosova, Ukraine


Moon Active is one of the world's fastest-growing mobile game companies, providing entertainment for millions of active users across the Universe. The company is headquartered in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel & Kyiv, Ukraine; two mobile game capitals of the world. Moon Active now has over 200+ talented team members after experiencing rapid growth with a 4x increase in 2018, and is impressively continuing on this upward spiral while maintaining its intimate culture.

Our goal is to develop top quality casual games and connect people, friends and players from all over the world. Our latest game, Coin Master, is a top grossing game in every country it was officially launched. We follow our belief that reaching success comes from setting high standards and striving to be the best at all we do:

  • Stunning art
  • Fun game play
  • Marketing expertise
  • Data science
  • Advanced technology 


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On behalf of Moon Active, we are looking for experienced R&D Manager to join Kyiv team on a full-time basis.


  • Making sure teams are delivering the product with engineering excellence
  • Recruit and lead scrum teams from an engineering perspective
  • Responsible for the production environment
  • Build a bridge between the business and development teams
  • Lead technical initiatives in the R&D unit
  • Design and challenge architectural decision
  • Work hands-on with R&D leads to improve their managerial skills and assist with day-to-day dilemmas and issues
  • Responsible for work standards and tools across all disciplines in the R&D and testing units, setting coding review standards and testing standards
  • Lead the development of both: real-time mobile game Backend with node.js and cross-platform games with Unity
  • Frequent visits to the Tel-Aviv office


  • At least 8 years of professional software development experience
  • At least 4 years in a people and/or team management
  • Be an expert in the architectural domain
  • Experience with NoSQL Databases
  • Experience with Backend development of real-time web services
  • Experience in a high scale system
  • Experience with leading an R&D team of at least 20-30+ people
  • Experience working with offshore teams
  • A strong background in Gaming products on mobile is an advantage
  • Good spoken and written English is a MUST

What's in it for you

  • A challenging function, with a lot of responsibility in a unique dynamic environment
  • Work with the latest technologies
  • Work with skilled and professional teammates. Collaborating together to create awesome games served to tens of millions of players
  • State of the art, cool, centrally located offices with a warm atmosphere which creates really good working conditions
  • Competitive salary