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Current Programming Vacancies

Technical Director AAA Games South East England Ref 972


We are a highly successful consolegames and simulation studio based in the South of England. Our team believepassionately in their mission to build appealing worlds and craft stunning andinspiring games.

What you areexpected to do

  • Technical deliverables for all studio UE4 titles on console platforms includiing PS4, X1...
  • Technical roadmap and requirements
  • Lead, coach and mentorLead Programmers
  • Approve technical designs across development teams
  • Embody and drives the overall engineering culture
  • Set and implement professional software development standards and standard methodologies
  • Work within the development teams code to optimise, fix and establish strong stable code base on PC, Sony and Microsoft platforms
  • Handle 1st party submission process
  • Work with art, content and programmers teams to help optimise and achieve the best performance of the game
  • Work closely with project leads to define the titles’ technical requirements, constraints, risks and opportunities – including all technical architecture and production process choices
  • Define and lead change processes
  • Facilitate the sharing of technical knowledge and insights across the studio’s development teams, looking for opportunities to reuse solutions and efficiency across projects
  • Identify and run technical risks, opportunities and productivity improvements from the integration of 1st and 3rd party tools and middleware including Unreal
  • Keep abreast of global technology advancements to find opportunities to progress
  • Act as technical evangelist and champion
  • Define recruitment strategies to develop a world-class engineering team

What we look for inyou

  • Seen as an experienced authority in game systems programming
  • Experienced in the video game industry on AAA games
  • Advanced experience and knowledge in core engine development, networking, multiplayer, gameplay, and tool development
  • Shipped multiple games as Lead Developer or Lead Programmer with meaningful experience on XboxOne and PS4 platform
  • Experience with modern commercial games engines such as Unreal Engine 4 or Frostbite...
  • Able to communicate about technical subjects to other disciplines
  • A consistent record in building, running and growing engineering teams capable of delivering AAA experiences across platforms
  • An appreciation of the roles, responsibilities and challenges across the entire development discipline spectrum
  • Intimate knowledge of technical considerations in delivering live services, both for client and server
  • Experience stabilizing technical, team, product and business requirements with successful outcomes

How we will nurture your progress

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using state of the art technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Please email CVs to quotingreference 972.

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