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Associate Technical Director

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Requisition Number: 183907

Position Title: DD I

External Description:

Title - Associate Technical Director
Location - EA Hyderabad

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experienced originators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

About EA India Electronic Arts India, a technology company and video game developer in India, brings together experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds with a shared experience inspiring the world to play. We prioritise your well-being with our great compensation package and benefit programmes, including potential annual performance bonuses and stock awards, and premium healthcare for you and your loved ones. you can also take advantage of our vibrant and dynamic studio facility which includes relaxation spaces, games, and a cafeteria to refuel and recharge.

The Role: The Associate Technical Director plays a pivotal role in supporting the Technical Director in overseeing the technical aspects of game development projects. This position requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and project management capabilities to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality games that meet performance, scalability, and innovation standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical Leadership: Collaborate with the Technical Director to provide technical leadership and guidance to the engineering team, ensuring alignment with project goals and technical standards.
  • Technology Evaluation: Assist in evaluating and adopting new technologies, tools, and frameworks that enhance the efficiency, scalability, and quality of game development processes.
  • Architecture and Design: Contribute to defining and enforcing technical architecture standards, best practices, and coding conventions to ensure the maintainability, scalability, and performance of game systems and features.
  • Performance Optimization: Work with engineers to identify and address performance bottlenecks, optimize code, and improve overall game performance across different platforms and devices.
  • Innovation and R&D: Support initiatives for innovation and continuous improvement in game technology and development processes, including conducting research, prototyping, and experimenting with new techniques and approaches.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with game design, art, production, and QA teams to align technical solutions with creative vision, gameplay requirements, and project milestones.
  • Quality Assurance: Assist in establishing and enforcing quality assurance processes and standards, including code reviews, testing strategies, and performance profiling, to ensure the delivery of high-quality, bug-free games.
  • Risk Management: Assist in identifying technical risks and challenges early in the development process and contribute to developing mitigation strategies to minimize impact on project timelines and deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Technical Expertise: Solid experience in game development, with proficiency in programming languages such as C++, C#, or Java, and familiarity with game engines like Unity or Unreal Engine on mobile platforms.
  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and mentor junior engineers.
  • Problem-solving Abilities: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Extensive application development experience on Mobile platforms, specifically Android and iOS.
  • Thorough understanding of Application lifecycle in Mobile platforms, specifically Android and iOS
  • In depth knowledge on third party SDK integration. Preferably, Ad SDKs such as Google, Ironsource, FAN, Vungle etc.
  • Fluent in C++ or C# with strong OOP fundamentals
  • Understanding of memory management, file systems, multi-threading, and runtime optimization.
  • 7+ years’ experience in Games/Mobile application development.
  • Knowledge of common data structures and algorithmic solutions
  • Strong knowledge of architectural patterns—MVP, MVC, MVVM, and Clean Architecture—and the ability to choose the best solution for the application.
  • Experience with profiling and debugging mobile applications.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Clear understanding of development using Agile and Scrum methodologies.
  • Understanding of Crashlytics and Google Play console
  • Project Management: Familiarity with project management methodologies such as Agile or Scrum, with the ability to assist in planning, prioritizing, and tracking multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Additional certifications or training in game development, technical leadership, or project management are a plus.

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We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Days Open: 6

Can this position be remote?: 0

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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