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Technical Director (Apex Legends)

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 175806

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer II

External Description:

We are looking for a Technical Director to lead our Apex Platform Group, an engineering group that supports the engine that drives Apex Legends – everything from rendering and audio to streaming across five platforms. As a Technical Director, you will work with the other Apex TDs and discipline leaders such as art, animation, game design, and audio as the technical expert for the team and partner with them to create and deliver against roadmaps for the future of Apex's technology base.

 

Respawn puts gameplay first - the essential foundation of a great gaming experience starts with gameplay. Every detail is crafted with purpose; all of our development disciplines contribute towards creating an incredible gameplay experience for our players. As a leader for our technical team you will help empower our creators to deliver the highest quality game for our players

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and mentor the APG engineering team, creating opportunities for challenge and growth
  • Work with technical leads to produce and update 2 and 5 year tech roadmaps for Apex
    • Encompassing audio, memory, rendering, CPU and GPU performance, platforms, resource management, content delivery, loading times, etc.
    • Including refactoring and drawing down technical debt
    • Enable the content creators with budgets and appropriate tools
  • Establish high-level architecture, processes, and technical budgets for the above domains
  • Ensure the quality, performance, and stability of technical deliverables
  • Manage technical requirements and risks, removing roadblocks and raising red flags, etc.
  • Establish engineering team key metrics
  • Working with external engineering partners to deliver key platforms / features
  • Work with Quality Engineering on automation initiatives to aid with QA
  • Work with Apex Build & Release to create dashboards against key metrics
  • Manage and set directives for Apex Foundations Team (a group of Principle Engineers dedicated to solving complex technical challenges in the Engine)
  • Work with other departmental leads foster good communication and solid working relationships

Qualifications

  • 10+ years software development experience
  • 5+ years of technical leadership experience as TD / Senior Engineer (with reports)
  • Shipped at least two AAA titles
  • Mediation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • A passion for making and playing games

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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.

Date Opened: 2022-09-20 19:07:59.99

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About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

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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