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Technical Director – Unreal Engine AAA Games – Remote/Hybrid/Onsite Utrecht, Netherlands

Project: AAA Games

OPMs client is a well-established developer based in Utrecht, who are seeking a Technical Director work on their latest studio title for the next gen.

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced engineer with a strong understanding of commercial industry tools. They will join a dynamic team and work across multiple disciplines, with the focus on pushing the boundaries for quality and efficiency to create a genuine AAA experience.


  • Extensive experience leading high-performing engineering teams
  • Experience taking major AAA console and PC games from concept to completion
  • Proficiency in and understanding of C/C++, software architecture & performance
  • Deep knowledge of software design practices including modular architecture, event-driven architecture, and software design patterns
  • Ability to write clean, readable, portable, reliable, and optimised code.
  • Experience mentoring individual engineers from junior to senior level


  • Set the standard for the engineering team in the pursuit of excellence
  • Balance hands-on implementation with the need to manage and direct the technical team
  • Provide technical insight regarding design and feature sets
  • Assist in the recruitment, on-boarding, development, and professional training of the programming team
  • Ensure that games are built with a productive methodology and solid coding practices, technical briefs, code reviews, keeping in mind long term quality.
  • Work with designers and other engineers to prototype, develop, and refine features
  • Rally the team and create visible, wide-spread support for direction.
  • Communicate progress and resolution of issues with the ability to set guidelines for peers and support teams.
  • Build effective working relationships with key technical, creative and production stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the other discipline directors to provide a clear vision for the game, and help to communicate that vision to the team


  • Experience working on large scale multiplayer games with knowledge of backend systems and infrastructure that can power those to success
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 or other large engines
  • Experience working on new IP and diving into the uncharted, unexplored game design realms, excited to make paper features become reality


  • Employee Assistance Programme (mental health, financial and wellbeing advice)
  • Flexible hybrid working
  • 24 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private Healthcare Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance & Eye Tests

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 418!

Technical Director – Unreal Engine AAA Games – Remote/Hybrid/Onsite Utrecht, Netherlands

Full time

Published on 06/21/2022

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