Technical Director

Electronic Arts Austin , TX 78719

Posted 5 months ago

Requisition Number: 154264Position Title: Technical Director IExternal Description:Electronic Arts is looking for the most talented game developers in the world to join us in our mission to add to our expanding portfolio of mobile hits like FIFA, Madden, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, and SimCity BuildIt.Our growing Mobile Studio Red Crow in Austin, Texas, is seeking an experienced Sr. Software Engineer to work on the upcoming launch of a new social strategy game, Star Wars: Rise to Power.In Star Wars: Rise to Power, any Star Wars fan can fight for their place as a Hero in the Galactic Wars, acquiring and deploying massive fleets of ships (from small stunt fighters to massive capital ships), iconic characters, and planetary bases, putting the galactic conflict directly into the Player's hands.As a Technical Director, you will drive technical planning and execution on a cross-functional development team to build, launch, and support a AAA mobile game. You will lead the engineering component of the team and provide direction to senior technical leads. In this key leadership role, you will work closely with other product leaders and technical partners as the technical subject matter expert for the team. Technical Directors balance strategic and tactical direction to deliver and maintain stable, scalable, cost-effective games with focused innovations.Key Responsibilities * Set project technical standards and policies, define high-level architecture, processes and tools, and technical budgets * Accountable for the games technical design and implementation. Through production and support as a live service * Monitor and troubleshoot live service issues. * Ensure the quality, performance, and stability of technical deliverables meet commitments * Improve team efficiency through identifying bottlenecks and proposing solutions * Identify and manage technical dependencies and risks * Collaborate and manage partnerships with internal technical partners * Implement and run release management for a live service * Work as part of the product leadership team:*
  • * Understand and help define the product vision and business needs * Represent the project and team to stakeholders * Balance technical, product, and business requirements with successful outcomes * Empower and manage expectations for production & design * Partner with Development Directors on development processes and project planning * Conduct research necessary to achieve desired outcomes and evolve our technologyQualifications* 10+ years software development experience* 5+ years of technical leadership experience * Deep knowledge of one of the following languages: C++/C#/Objective C* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)* Leadership experience developing and launching games or running a large-scale live service * Solid knowledge of game application technology, spanning client, server and infrastructure * Strong negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution skillsBonuses * Familiarity with the following languages / technologies: Unity, Java, Python * Expertise in iOS and Android platform development * Prior experience with console/PC development * Distributed systems experience * Experience working with remote teamsCity:State:Community / Marketing Title: Technical DirectorCompany Profile:Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.EEOText: EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.Date Opened: 2019-01-30 18:02:20.74EEO Employer Verbiage:EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.Location: AustinLocation_formattedLocationLong: Austin, Texas US
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