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Company Name:
Seattle, Washington
United States
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Position type:
Full Time
Android, iOS, Other
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Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Technical Director

Our new Seattle game development studio is looking for the right Technical Director to create top quality games, drive the technical direction of the studio, and mentor other developers to create exciting new and live mobile game title content. The right candidate will have a notable background in social and mobile games with strong experience working in C++ and OpenGL. This is a wonderful opportunity for a current Lead or Senior developer with management experience.


Under the US Technical Director and Seattle Studio Manager, our Technical Director will spearhead technical aspects of new and live game projects, programming in all relevant technical languages (Obj-C, C/C++, OpenGL/OpenGL ES) for gameplay, AI, online networking, among other areas, and lead graphics programming efforts including:

  • writing shaders to add higher quality effects to existing games
  • optimizing 3D rendering to reach best possible FPS
  • adapting graphical methods to different platforms to get the best performance
  • analyzing existing games for ways to improve graphics quality

This position will also be responsible for proper training and career path mentoring of all technical staff. 


  • 5+ years’ recent xp in the video game industry, including iOS or mobile games
  • Degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • Senior level C/C++ and Objective C 
  • 4-7 years xp in graphics 3D programming in OpenGL
  • Advanced xp in core engine development and 3D programming
  • Able to work independently and under pressure and produce results under tight schedules
  • Able to optimize code size and speed to take full advantage of the capabilities of each platform
  • Methodical and structured programming technique
  • Advanced math skills
  • Excellent written and verbal articulation with an ability to communicate with other disciplines
  • Strong experience and comfort level with Agile development - certification preferred
  • Ability to inspire and lead, not just manage, team members.
  • Passion for creating video games!

All qualified candidates will be asked to take a skills assessment test.


Gameloft is where you want to be.


Join our growing and beautiful Pacific Northwest studio, ideally situated in Seattle, the epicenter of gaming! This opportunity offers:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including relocation assistance
  • Excellent opportunity for professional growth 
  • Stability - check out our Annual Reports
  • The opportunity to establish the studio culture you feel  best meets the needs of the employees and the company at large
  • International environment including daily contact with other countries & cultures 
  • Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in games 
  • Opportunity to create diverse licensed and original IP games with exceptionally broad distribution

A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 6,000 developers. Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).


Previous hit Gameloft games include: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Asphalt 8: Airborne, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Ironman 3, Kingdoms & Lords, GT Racing 2, Shark Dash, Oregon Trail: American Settler, A Good Day to Die Hard, NOVA: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Littlest Pet Shop, The Dark Knight Rises, PLAYMOBIL Pirates, Real Soccer 2012 HD