Technical Director

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Posted 02 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGames Programming
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

We’re working with Smilegate Barcelona supporting their search for an experienced Technical Director to lead a team of highly skilled programmers.

You’ll be ensuring the team performs in the most effective way, and fostering a culture that balances productivity, innovation, learning and healthy communication. 

Your responsibilities…

  • Collaborate across departments to identify needs and build a structure that supports rapid prototyping while keeping code stability in the long term
  • Coordinate with QA, Build Engineers, Gameplay and Engine coders to define the best coding processes that balances rapid iteration with stability
  • Champion excellence in programming practices, review code and help architecting the most complex systems
  • Communicate with console manufacturers to understand and get the best of the latest generation hardware
  • Continuously monitor the performance of all game systems
  • Coordinate Engine coders establishing code guidelines, code structure and performance budgets
  • Help build up a world class Programming team by being involved in the interviewing and hiring process
  • Be the mentor, guide, and leader of your team of handpicked coders
  • Provide meaningful feedback to your team through team meetings, 1on1 sessions and 360 feedback
  • Be on top of the personal development goals of your coders, making sure there is always a healthy environment that fosters learning

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Credited on at least two shipped AAA games either as Lead Engine programmer or Technical Director
  • Experience and deep working knowledge on building Game Engine components
  • Unreal Engine working experience in a modern console environment
  • Innovative thinker with creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment
  • Ability to lead and delegate as required
  • Comfortable operating at high and low level and hands-on work as well as leader and mentor to your team
  • Strong understanding of the Unreal Engine and how to expand it, including its hidden limitations
  • Understanding of all game engine systems needed for an open world AAA
  • A deep desire to build up a world class AAA team