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Company Name:
NaturalMotion
Location:
London, England
Country:
United Kingdom
Job Type:
Programming/Engineering
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
5
Experience Level:
Director
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Technical Director

Naturalmotion is looking for a remarkable Technical Director to join its unique, hugely ambitious, and elite Dawn of Titans development team.

Joining at an influential and pivotal time in the game’s post-launch development and the team’s evolution, you will be responsible for representing technology at a studio and group level. 

You will be responsible for solving strategic and tactical technical challenges unique to online mobile games, including the sophisticated client-server interactions necessary with always-connected devices; de-risking cross-platform development with broad device performance deltas; guiding product path feature planning; spear-heading R&D on new devices; and ensuring the effective operation of technology in our studio.  

Responsibilities:

  • Represent technology at studio and group level.
  • Work with Lead Programmers on long-term technical strategy with a view on hardware innovations and focal points.
  • Maintain view on other emerging technologies and developments.
  • Ensure technical solutions support a high-quality experience to our player’s in-line with product team’s stated objectives.
  • Partner with production to remove blockers and consistently hit sprint goals.
  • Partner with the General Manager to plan staffing and operational costs
  • Assess technical risks and determine mitigation plans.
  • Evolve the way we work to ensure the engineering team is working effectively to deliver clean code.
  • Coach, develop and mentor the programming team.
  • Source and organise training opportunities for the programming team.
  • Champion the studio’s vision, values, behaviors and operating practices.

Requirements:

  • Significant engineering experience across different gaming platforms.
  • Recent experience as Lead Engineer or Technical Director for mobile online games.
  • Experience working on complex 3D games.
  • Social and multiplayer mobile game experience (iOS and Android).
  • Experience of data-driven games with downloadable asset bundles.
  • Able to identify, manage and communicate technical issues across disciplines.
  • High standards of personal technical excellence, and the ability to achieve this standard in others.
  • Passion for making games that push the boundaries and set new standards for mobile gaming.
  • Evidence of sound leadership and motivation skills.