Technical Director

Location New York
Employment type Fulltime
Region / State / Province New York
Offer description Would you like to work with a team that consistently ships innovative and over-the-top action games? Would you like to help lead development of an original AAA IP in New York? If you answered yes to any of these questions we would like to talk to you about joining our team here at People Can Fly.

We are looking for a highly experienced Technical Director. This person will provide technical direction and leadership for our AAA titles by setting the engineering vision and being a thoughtful people leader. Our ideal candidate will deliver all aspects of required tools, technology and processes.

All applicants are required to relocate for full-time positions in New York.

The Technical Director will:

  • Lead and manage all engineers
  • Work with the Creative Director to understand and carry out the vision for the game
  • Translate the game vision into an actionable technical design. Execute that technical design throughout development
  • Work with the Art, Animation and Creative directors to identify and define pipelines, workflows, and tools; and manage the effort to build, test, and improve them
  • Evaluate both internal and external technology solutions
  • Maintain overall code quality, ensuring that code is cross-platform, reusable, and maintainable
  • Manage internal and external technology dependencies and risks, and create mitigation plans for all critical path technologies
  • Work with the production team to revise and validate engineering estimates and production plans
  • Conduct regular code reviews to ensure quality and consistency
  • Define and enforce performance metrics throughout development
  • Research and propose new innovations that may benefit the project
  • Provide mentorship, troubleshooting, debugging and problem-solving assistance to members of the engineering team
  • Proactively identify cross-discipline challenges
  • Promote a culture of open, honest, and respectful communication across all disciplines
  • A minimum of 2+ shipped AAA titles with management or lead responsibilities
  • Experience developing multi-platform projects
  • Experience developing FPS, RPG, or Action games
  • Experience with third-party technology solutions, including the Unreal Engine
  • Excellent project management and time management skills
  • Expert knowledge of C / C++
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
WHAT WE OFFER People Can Fly New York offers a comprehensive range of benefits for all full-time employees including 100% company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, company paid holidays and an attractive paid time off policy which includes 4 weeks of vacation. In addition, we offer Relocation Assistance, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Flexible Savings Account Programs, Commuter Tax benefits and discounted gym memberships to keep our staff healthy and happy. People Can Fly New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Last modified Thursday, November 21, 2019