Head of Game Technology (Hybrid Options) - Burnaby, CA

Offworld Industries logo
Posted 16 August 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationBurnaby
Job type Permanent
DisciplineProgramming
Reference17843
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

Head of Game Technology

Offworld Industries - Burnaby, CA


Aardvark Swift is supporting Offworld Industries in their search for a Head of Games Technology to manage a talented team of 15 - 20 tech wizards. OWI is the independent studio behind the successful military first-person shooter game “Squad.” They were formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well-known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

Fast forward to 2022, OWI has nearly 100 employees located world-wide, with a new studio headquartered in historic downtown New Westminster, close to public transit. They have been expanding the studio into both serving as a publisher supporting mods and a technology provider building a framework for character-based multiplayer games based in UE4.

They are built on passion, unified spirit, and continuing efforts to break the mold. They aim to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games and supplying others with the ability to do the same.

You will...
  • Coordinate common codebase development between game teams, including coding standards and knowledge base
  • Oversee architecture of fundamental shared systems
  • Provide mentorship to the most senior programmers in the game teams
  • Stay on top of Unreal Engine Technology and guide game teams toward best practices
  • Lead the hiring process of senior/lead engineers
  • Coordinate with the Central Tech team
  • Support the lead programmers on projects in the planning process

The skills and experience you'll need...
  • 5+ years of management
  • experienced in leading multiple teams
  • 3+ shipped titles
  • Strong programming background
  • Experience with Unreal Engine development is a bonus

Company Benefits...
  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation and 2 weeks of paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • Wonderful colleagues!

For more info, email paul.w@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834777.