Technical Director

Santa Monica, California | Permanent | Job ID #50631 |
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Onward Search is seeking a TECHNICAL DIRECTOR for one of our gaming clients in LA. This is a really cool company with a great team in place. This talented individual will have a BA in Computer Science or equivalent work experience who can manage a team of 5+ engineers and who has experience shipping products, leading a team and has mad technical skills.

The perfect candidate will have 7+ years of industry experience and 2-3 in a supervisory/leadership role.

Skills and Requirementss:

  • Strong communication skills an absolute MUST
  • A clear, calm, and technically-minded decision making process
  • The ability to balance short and long term goals in a dynamic indie culture
  • Experience with, and an understanding of, how to lead, mentor and manage a team of onsite and remote engineers
  • The ability to work and coordinate with different disciplines and their respective leads
  • Adaptable and flexible with working in fast-paced, ever-evolving work environment
  • The ability to manage expectations, set goals and also ensure that goals are met
  • An understanding of cross-platform development including mobile devices and consoles
  • A solid understanding of C++ and best practices, additional languages a plus
  • A breadth of technical experience covering many aspects of game development (from networking and graphics to tools and automation)
  • Familiarity with scheduling and production tools, experience in JIRA is a huge plus
  • The ability to foresee problems, roadblocks and pitfalls before they occur
  • Must have shipped at least 3 titles.
  • Familiarity with on-going live operations (such as an MMORPG, MOBA or other similar genres)
  • Must be not afraid to be hands-on with coding, when needed
  • Nice to have understanding of web-services such as AWS
  • Following languages a plus: Python, Erlang, Scripting languages such as Mel, LUA

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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