Associate Technical Director - Indie - Yorkshire

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Job Reference: BBBH3430
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Senior Development
Location: West Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive Rate



As a growing development studio we are always looking to add talented individuals to our amazing teams. If you are an experienced leader, we would love to hear from you!

We are known for developing and publishing a wide range of games at the highest quality including. If you work for us, you will get to work alongside several of our internal and external teams supporting projects with your technical knowledge and planning skills giving you a breadth of experience to manage each project. These will include projects from our diverse Games Label partners from around the world helping to reduce risk, ensure clear and concise communication and deliver truly outstanding gaming experiences.
There will also be opportunity to help build and enhance our internal team alongside the Technical Director and other Programming Leads, this will involve recruitment of new team members, planning for technical training and skill development and supporting existing/new employees through mentoring.
You will also be responsible for maintaining relationships with third party companies who provide tools we utilize in development; this can range from raising bug reports to talking about future updates and features that could be utilized by projects in development.

There are significant opportunities to grow the role over time, through management and technical specialist paths. We always encourage development and openly offer opportunities for training, conferences and other exercises to continuously broaden your skills.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting teams with technical knowledge and experience
  • Reviewing schedules and technical planning for projects
  • Working with Production to ensure timely delivery of projects
  • Being a technical contact for external Games Label partners for their projects
  • Looking ahead to ensure risks are identified and appropriate plans put in place


The skills and experience you will need to apply for this role include:
Essential:

  • Games Development experience in a Lead or Management role
  • Team Management experience including production schedules and technical documentation
  • Experience with reviewing job applications and undertaking interviews for potential new staff
  • Ability to communicate cross-discipline on technical subjects to ensure clear and concise requirements are understood by all stakeholders for planned work.
  • Advanced knowledge/experience developing games with Unreal or Unity
  • Advanced C++ knowledge including games architecture and optimization experience


Desirable:

  • Ability to prototype and introduce new technical solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of one or more programming specialisms – Systems, AI, Rendering, Networking, UI.
  • Experience developing games on console platforms – Xbox One, PS4, Switch


We also offer:

  • A full range of employee benefits including private Medical Insurance, discounted gym membership and an Employee Share scheme
  • An annual bonus scheme
  • A range of fun and social activities throughout the year
  • Flexible start and finish times with an option of some remote working*


*to be discussed upon application/will be role dependent

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