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Technical Director

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 165204

Position Title: Principal Technical Director

External Description:

We are looking for a Technical Director who is passionate about making great games in a collaborative environment with a team of accomplished developers. You will lead the engineering on the Star Wars team, providing technical direction and mentorship to senior technical leads. As Technical Director, you will work with other discipline leaders such as art, animation, game design, and audio as the technical expert for the team.

Respawn puts a big emphasis on fun gameplay. We want responsive, immersive gameplay that just feels right. Every detail matters - whether it’s the way a player experiences traversing across a cliffside, the way embodying a character can make a player feel powerful and smart, to how an astonishing gameplay moment can leave a player breathless; it’s all crafted with purpose. You will be a key partner in ensuring the game feels good and is fun to play.

You will report to the Head of Technology and grow a team of to deliver an exciting new product!

Key Responsibilities

  • Craft leader for the engineering team, setting project technical standards
  • Establish high-level architecture, processes, and technical budgets
  • Oversee project technical design and implementation
  • Work with other disciplines, such as game design, art, animation, audio to determine team and game engineering needs
  • Ensure the quality, performance, and stability of technical deliverables
  • Manage technical requirements and risks, removing roadblocks and raising red flags, etc.
  • Collaborate and manage partnerships with internal and external technical partners
  • Conduct research necessary, and evolve technology, to achieve the game vision
  • Partner with Production on development processes and planning
  • Provide constructive feedback on the engineering team’s work
  • Develop and mentor the engineering team; create opportunities for challenge and growth
  • Participate in recruiting efforts - screening, interviewing, final selection, offer decisions, etc.
  • Collaborate with leads in other departments to ensure good communication and solid working relationships between departments

Qualifications

  • 10+ years software development experience
  • 10+ years of C/C++
  • 5+ years of technical leadership experience as TD / Senior Engineer (with reports)
  • Excellent 3D math skills
  • Shipped at least two AAA titles, including one recent cross-platform title on UE4
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • Experience with multithreading systems
  • Solid knowledge of game technology domains, i.e. rendering, animation, AI, cameras, controls, online, audio, build pipelines, etc. and hands-on experience with multiple
  • Mediation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • A passion for making and playing games

 

If this position sounds like a fit with your background and interests, we look forward to reviewing your resume!

In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits. You can read more about these here: www.respawn.com/perks

 

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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.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

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