Technical Director

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Senior Management
Region:
UK
Area:
South East UK, Other UK
City:
London
Posted:
15-Sep-17
Company:
Venatus Search
Job Ref:
Ven010

Technical Director- Mobile- F2P


London

My client, an award winning mobile game studio, are looking for a Technical Director who will set the standard for technical work within the studio and take responsibility for developing the skill set of the programming team to suit artistic and game design goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Determine what technology is best suited for each project; understand the engine, middleware and their constraints 
  • With the Technical Leads, manage the programming process and identify the programming tasks and time estimates 
  • Ensure that each game is being built with a productive methodology and solid coding practices, technical briefs, code reviews, keeping in mind long term quality and future code sharing between projects 
  • Identify technical risks on projects and develop contingency plans to put into place with the team 
  • Maintain positive working relationships with technology teams within Ubisoft to enhance the use of shared technologies 
  • Maintain regular internal communications and encourage a pleasant team atmosphere 
  • Interface with design and art directors to identify trends in the mobile gaming industry and adapt to quickly implement features which are key to improving and enhancing our games
  • Facilitate communication both within and across disciplines 
  • Demonstrate good leadership, charisma, enthusiasm and sense of commitment 
  • Manage the performance of the programming team staff and manage direct reports 
  • Take responsibility for recruitment, on-boarding, development and professional training of the programming team 
  • Ensure each Lead Programmer define clearing and challenging objectives to their team members 
Requirements

  • At least 5 years of leadership experience, in the games industry 
  • A bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineers, or equivalent 
  • Exceptional management and communication skills 
  • A good knowledge of programming languages and software engineering practices 
  • Experience with modern mobile development on iOS and Android platforms 
  • Minimum of 3 shipped mobile game titles 
  • Experience with the Unity 3D game engine an asset 
  • Minimum of 3 years working with Unity 


If you match the above criteria please apply!
Contact Details:
Venatus Search
Tel: 07841450896
Contact: Paul Turner
Email:

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