Technical Director (Hybrid)

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Posted 10 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationFrankfurt (Oder)
Job type Permanent
DisciplineProgramming
Reference19503
Contact NameAdam Perry

Job description

DECK13 Interactive are looking for a Technical Director to assume the mantle of technical leadership for the studio, handling team building, vision development, and overseeing the studio’s transition to Unreal Engine.

As a Technical Director you will play a pivotal role in helping communication between internal and external stakeholders, collaborating with various creative teams, and resolving technical challenges to ensure the successful delivery of projects.

DECK13 founded in 2001, have stablished themselves as one of the leading game video developers in Germany, well known for punching above their weight by creating high-quality, immersive gaming experiences. With a dedicated team of over 100 creative and passionate devs professionals, they seek to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

The studio put their team at the core of everything they do, and they’ve created a working environment where developers are understood, valued and empowered and supported in creating exceptional player experiences.

Your responsibilities…
  • Recruit, mentor, and manage a skilled technical team, promoting collaboration and innovation, fostering a cohesive and high-performing team culture
  • Develop and communicate a clear vision for the tech team, particularly during the transition to Unreal Engine
  • Support change management efforts to ensure a smooth transition and adoption of new technologies
  • Participate in cross-group workstreams to help communication between internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate closely with all other departments to ensure seamless integration of technical elements into the overall game development 
  • Identify and resolve technical challenges to support the tech department in achieving project goals, by offering technical guidance and support as needed
  • Define the technical strategy and roadmap together with the HQ
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 5 or more years’ experience as Technical Director or similar role
  • Deep knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 or 5, with several shipped multi-platform titles to your name
  • Experience in both engineering and technical leadership roles, encompassing technical and creative aspects of game production
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate effectively and inspire teams
  • A solid background in the production of AA/AAA games, including experience with shipping console/PC games
  • Advanced and proven professional C++ programming skills, with a deep understanding of software design practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and comfortable being client-facing
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, and a collaborative team player
Perks and benefits include…
  • Modern office in the heart of Frankfurt, close to Grüneburgweg
  • Free language courses
  • Career growth and development with a yearly learning and development budget
  • 30 days remote work abroad per year
  • Monthly remote work and gym allowance
  • 28 days annual leave plus additional days in the festive period
  • Monthly remote work and gym allowance
  • Participation in bonus system after your first shipped project