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Unity Technical Director - AAA - Central London Posted Feb 07
Interactive Selection , United Kingdom (London)
Reporting to the Studio Manager, the Technical Director will set the standard for technical work within the studio and take responsibility for developing the skill set of the programming team to suit artistic and game design goals. Possessing a robust knowledge of various game technologies, the successful candidate will also be responsible for selecting and promoting appropriate technologies for use within the studio.

Key Accountabilities: 
Determine what technology is best suited for each project; understand the engine, middleware and their constraints
With the Technical Leads, manage the programming process and identify the programming tasks and
time estimates
Ensure that each game is being built with a productive methodology and solid coding practices, technical briefs, code reviews, keeping in mind long term quality and future code sharing between projects
Identify technical risks on projects and develop contingency plans to put into place with the team
Maintain positive working relationships with technology teams within Ubisoft to enhance the use of shared technologies
Maintain regular internal communications and encourage a pleasant team atmosphere
Interface with design and art directors to identify trends in the mobile gaming industry and adapt to quickly implement features which are key to improving and enhancing our games

Team Management:
Facilitate communication both within and across disciplines
Demonstrate good leadership, charisma, enthusiasm and sense of commitment
Manage the performance of the programming team staff and manage direct reports
Take responsibility for recruitment, on-boarding, development and professional training of the programming team
Ensure each Lead Programmer define clearing and challenging objectives to their team members

Knowledge Sharing:
Propose solutions to improve the development of projects in the studio
Identify and promote the application of technical best practices within the studio
Facilitate and encourage the sharing of technical knowledge and code between projects

At least 5 years of leadership experience, in the games industry
A bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineers, or equivalent
Exceptional management and communication skills
A good knowledge of programming languages and software engineering practices
Experience with modern mobile development on iOS and Android platforms
Minimum of 3 shipped mobile game titles
Experience with the Unity 3D game engine an asset
Minimum of 3 years working with Unity

AWS knowledge
Multiplayer experience  

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