Technical Manager

Brief job’s description:

  • Defines, delegates and tracks work for multiple simultaneous projects ensuring high visibility to the rest of the business, and helps business leaders decide the technical direction for projects through all phases of the development;
  • Provides clear and constant guidance and course correction to other team members in the completion of projects;
  • Collaborates with product managers to provide technical feasibility, specifications and estimates for project level work, understanding all technical components of their product area at a system level and how they interact with other product components;
  • Reports directly to the COO and is responsible for scientific and technological issues within the organization;
  • Ensures titles quality by taking part in “Internal Games Review” meetings and validating new game ideas or new feature proposals;
  • Communicates high-level technology direction and vision for the engineering teams;
  • Continuously analyses the internal processes and new technologies in the purpose of aligning company’s technical strategy with market trends;
  • Actively participates in recruitment and conducts training programs when needed;
  • Holds regular status meetings with the engineering department and product managers;
  • Oversees career development for engineers through 1:1’s and conduct formal performance reviews; also, identifies opportunities for technical or non-technical improvement;
  • Suggests areas for improvement of the internal processes along with possible solutions;
  • Own development tools selection, roadmap and engineering department budget;
  • Communicates and enforces coding standards and code review policies;
  • Evaluates projects technological risks and validates plans to mitigate them;
  • Delegate and allocate responsibilities efficiently to manage projects end to end;
  • Identify resource and equipment requirements, efficient capacity planning and manage software and hardware availability;

 

Your profile:

  • Passionate about making and playing innovative games;
  • Graduate in Computer Science/Computer Engineering;
  • Inspire coworkers to attain goals and pursue excellence;
  • Challenge others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model;
  • Acknowledge and appreciate each team member's contributions;
  • Communicates difficult/sensitive information tactfully;
  • Communicate efficiently with colleagues, managers and clients;
  • Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of team members and suitably make changes if required.
  • Resource management skills and ability to handle complex / sensitive issues
  • Ability to manage change and effectively pass on the information down the line to concerned teams for smoother execution
  • Able to make quick decisions and solve technical problems to provide an efficient environment for project implementation

 

Required skills:

  • Has shipped multiple games as Chief Technical Officer, Technical Director or Manager, Lead Developer or Lead Programmer;
  • Knowledge of the technical pipeline and development & production processes in gaming;
  • Expertise in modern commercial engines that support smartphone platforms (Unity, UDK);
  • Good understanding of Agile project management methodologies;
  • Very good analytical skills;
  • Very good English skills.

 

Recommended skills:

  • Very good knowledge and development skills in OOP languages, basic algorithms and data structures (5+ years’ experience);
  • Knowledge in 3D programming (OpenGL, OpenGL, OpenGL ES);
  • Expertise in smartphones application development (iOS, Android);
  • Experience with game systems programming (rendering, physics, AI);
  • Knowledge of protocols & networking.

 

We offer

  • Very motivating salary package;
  • Training opportunities;
  • Private medical insurance;
  • Great office location - access to subway and public transportation; very close to downtown;
  • Gym subscription;
  • Great working conditions;
  • Very good career opportunities, chance to work on the next AAA game from Bandai Namco;
  • Young and creative atmosphere.
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