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Technical Director

WALTHAM, Massachusetts
Permanent | Job ID #71484 | $200,000 - $280,000 yearly | Posted 2 weeks ago

Onward Play's exciting gaming client is seeking a Technical Director to lead their engineering team and drive the technical direction as they embark on an exciting new phase in their studio's development. This role offers a unique opportunity to establish a team and design the systems and tools for our upcoming game set in a well known IP.

As a key member of the studio leadership, you will collaborate closely with other directors to shape the team's growth and project trajectory. You will advocate for robust code and identify cutting-edge technologies that align with our project requirements.

This role is remote on hybrid on-site with core hours in the Eastern time zone. 


  • Oversee the success and well-being of the engineering team.
  • Manage staffing, including planning, hiring, training, and career development.
  • Establish and maintain high-quality coding standards for the studio, ensuring the team's adherence to them.
  • Research and propose solutions and products to enhance the studio's technological expertise.
  • Take a holistic view of the project, anticipating potential technological challenges and recommending appropriate solutions.
  • Dive into the details of the project, ensuring that the engineering team possesses the necessary tools and skills to fulfill their tasks.
  • Collaborate with other studio directors to define a path for overall studio and project success.


  • Advanced knowledge of C++ and familiarity with C#, Python, Blueprints, Algorithms, Data Structures, Multi-Core and Threading.
  • Experience with Perforce and build maintenance.
  • Expertise in game engines.
  • Familiarity with developing multiplayer games.
  • Understanding of networking concepts.
  • Broad knowledge of games, game development, and development tools.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the game industry, with at least 2 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate ideas clearly.
  • Curiosity, kindness, and a positive and professional can-do attitude.
  • Candidates must have a valid US work permit or citizenship.

Nice to Haves:

  • Deep experience with Unreal Engine 4/5.
  • Successfully shipped one or more Unreal Engine multiplayer titles.
  • Specific experience with various gameplay systems, such as camera, input, collision, AI, etc.
  • Solid understanding of rendering systems.
  • Experience in building and utilizing backend systems for online games.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $200,000 - $280,000 yearly



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