Technical Director

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 159415

Position Title: Technical Director II

External Description:

Technical Director

We are looking for a Technical Director who is passionate about making great games with a collaborative team of talented developers. You will lead the engineering component of the team and provide technical direction to senior technical leads. As a Technical Director, you will work closely with other product leaders and technical partners as the technical subject matter expert for the team.

The ideal candidate will have experience creating and running live mobile games. You have a natural ability to communicate complex ideas in simple to understand ways, knowledge of software engineering practices and exceptional technical aptitude. You are able to balance strategic thinking and tactical direction to deliver and maintain stable, scalable, cost-effective games with focused innovations. You will report to our Studio GM.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set project technical standards
  • Establish high-level architecture, processes and tools, and technical budgets
  • Oversee project technical design and implementation
  • Monitor and troubleshoot live service issues
  • Ensure the quality, performance, and stability of technical deliverables
  • Improve team efficiency through identifying bottlenecks and proposing solutions
  • Identify and manage technical considerations and risks
  • Collaborate and manage partnerships with internal technical partners and EA central groups
  • Implement and run release management for a live service
  • Provide line management to employees within the discipline
  • Work as part of the product leadership team:
  • Help define the product vision and business needs
  • Represent the project and team to partners
  • Balance technical, product, and requirements with successful outcomes
  • Empower and manage expectations for production & design
  • Partner with Development Directors on development processes and planning
  • Conduct research necessary to achieve desired outcomes and evolve our technology

Qualifications

  • 10+ years software development experience
  • 5+ years of technical leadership experience
  • Deep knowledge of one of the following languages: C++/C#/Objective C
  • Unity experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • Leadership experience developing and launching games or running a large-scale live service
  • Solid knowledge of game application technology, spanning client, server and infrastructure
  • Strong negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • A love for making and playing games

Bonuses

  • Expertise in iOS and Android platform development
  • Distributed systems experience
  • Experience working with remote teams

Please contact our recruiter, Rebecca Davis- rdavis@ea.com with questions or interest

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

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Date Opened: 2020-01-22 02:53:28.793

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