Technical Director - Dawn of Titans

Games Jobs - Programming - London

Job Title Technical Director - Dawn of Titans
Job Category Programming
Job Description At NaturalMotion, we make games that wow people. We innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without us. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last.

You are ambitious, intelligent, and intellectually curious. You are a self-disciplined problem-solver, who is respectful and straightforward with all your colleagues. You are trusting and trusted, flexible and emotionally mature, and you thrive on working with people who share these values.

As a Technical Director you will be a peerless independent worker, able to operate at the highest levels in your craft with limited oversight or direct support. A thought leader for your discipline, you will be able to offer guidance and support to your colleagues, whilst maintaining independence from Line Management responsibilities. You will have a clear understanding of your leadership style and its impact on others, and be able to use a range of directive and non-directive leadership skills to get the best from your team.

You will balance delivering results with caring for the needs of your team. You will motivate and guide others to excellence, acting as a role model for organisational, technical, and creative skills, whilst showing others ‘what good looks like’.


Job Purpose


NaturalMotion seeks a remarkable Technical Director to forge the technical success of our ground-breaking title Dawn of Titans. As Technical Director, you will join an experienced team at a critical time in the games live operation. You will be responsible for solving a number of technical challenges unique to online mobile games: sophisticated client-server interactions necessary with an always-connected device, smart asset bundling, cross-platform development, and large data requirements.


Responsibilities


  • Represent and defend Software Development at a product level
  • Provide long-term technical steerage and strategy in sympathy with 3rdparty developments
  • Maintain broad view on emerging technologies and developments
  • Champion sound, actionable, technical solutions required to provide a high-quality experience to our players
  • Partner with production to remove blockers and consistently hit sprint goals
  • Assess technical risks and determine mitigation plans
  • Evolve the way we work to ensure the engineering team is working effectively to deliver clean code
  • Manage and coach a sizeable engineering team to higher levels of excellence.



Essential Requirements


  • Experience as Lead Engineer or Technical Director for mobile online games.
  • Client-Server based mobile game experience (iOS and Android)
  • Expertise with data-driven games with downloadable asset bundles.
  • Comfort with communicating technical issues across disciplines.
  • Demonstrably high standards for technical excellence.
  • Passion for making games that push the boundaries and set new standards for mobile gaming.
  • Additional experience on other game platforms a plus.



What do we give you?


  • Great benefits package, including contributory pension scheme and Zynga stock grants
  • Flexible core hours
  • Fun, passionate and creative studio
  • Casual, friendly atmosphere with regular studio-wide social functions
  • Challenging and rewarding work pushing forward the boundaries of mobile games technology
Salary Based on experience
Location London
Job Category Programming
Date posted 27/10/2017
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