Studio Technical Director (Remote Options) - Los Angeles, US

Posted 28 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationLos Angeles
Job type Permanent
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

Studio Technical Director (Remote Options) 



Ripple Effect - Los Angeles, US


***This role can be worked remotely from any of the following locations: Del Rey, California, United States • Redwood City, California, United States • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States***

Ripple Effect are looking for a highly experienced Studio Technical Director to drive a large and growing engineering team working on multiple titles. In this role, will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of development at the studio and mentoring/directing a team of project Technical Directors. You will collaborate with technology teams across EA to ensure the needs of Ripple Effect and their titles are met. You will also partner with the studio leadership team to help develop and promote the studio culture.

Looking to join a studio responsible for one or EA’s most popular franchises? Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world.

Ripple Effect, an EA Studio and an evolution of Battlefield's DICE LA, is a Los Angeles and Vancouver-based game studio on a mission to build community-first experiences through continuous innovation and boundary breaking technology.

As a Studio Technical Director, you will need...

  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Deep game engineering background with 10+ years experience working on multiple titles and game engines
  • Experience working across multiple platforms and hardware generations such as PC, console or mobile
  • A history developing in the FPS, Live Service or UGC space.
  • C++ coding background. Ideally in addition to other languages such as C#, Python, Java, Scala etc.
  • Familiarity with all technical aspects of game development including client, server and backend tech stacks
  • 5+ years experience leading large engineering teams, preferably across multiple sites and time zones
  • Ability to mentor and develop multiple Technical Directors
  • Extensive experience managing engineering timelines and headcount plans
  • Experience working with shared technology providers to define roadmaps and promote the needs of our studio and titles
  • To be comfortable partnering with studio, franchise and company level executives to develop technical plans

Ripple Effect are proud of the great perks they offer, like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, and of course, free video games. And since they realise it takes world-class people to make world-class games, they offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives on creativity and individuality.

Ripple Effect believe in an honest and transparent environment, where developers grow. They value bold risk-taking followed by excellence through iteration, seeking developers with diverse experiences who will enrich studio creativity.

Interested? Want to know more? Get in touch with Paul Walker at +44 (0)1709 834 777 or email