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Technical Director - AAA - Console

Salary:
DOE
Sector:
Programming & Development
Job Type:
Permanent
Region:
United Kingdom
Location:
Yorkshire
Ref #:
C25510
Post Date:
14-01-2019 10:15 AM

Benefits Package

Holiday Allowance
Life Insurance
Pension scheme
Relocation Package
Travel Supplements
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Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead in technical strategy and direction for an exciting new IP with one of the world’s biggest publishers.
  • Communicate development progress clearly and regularly with the publisher and production.
  • Act as a sounding board for Project Leads; offering feedback, guidance and advice as needed.
  • Identify technical risks on projects and develop contingency plans to put into place with the team.
  • Be able to grow and develop the technical teams, with a focus on mentoring, developing team members and performance management.
  • Be responsible for ensuring we follow solid coding practices and maintaining a high bar for our code quality.
  • Work with other Technical Directors to propose solutions to improve the development of projects in the studio, facilitating knowledge sharing.
  • Ensure positive working relationships with other Discipline Directors.


Skills Required:

  • A solid knowledge of C++.
  • Experience working with Unreal 4.
  • Proven commercial leadership experience in the gaming industry either as a Technical Director, or a Senior/Lead on a major AAA game.
  • Experience working on games for console or PC throughout an entire development cycle.
  • A consultative approach, working across the whole studio to deliver your projects.
  • Exceptional management and communication skills.
  • A sound understanding of software development practices.
  • The ability to adapt or suggest adaptations to existing Engines and Workflows


Bonus Skills:

  • Experience in a senior role developing a first-person action game.
  • Experience working on new IP products.
  • Experience in games as a service.

 

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