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Unity Technical Director - AAA - Central London Posted Sep 15
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

Requirements 

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


Plus

AWS knowledge

Multiplayer experience  

Ref: 2703...We are an equal opportunities recruitment agency that values diversity and does not discriminate.  We encourage clients to welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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