Job Details

Technical Director

Reporting to the Vice President, the Techincal Director will be responsible for the Game Studio and production technical environments. This includes hardware, software, and network architectures and operations.


The Technical Director is uniquely qualified to understand game development at a strategic as well as tactical level. The Technical Director would challenge and set development process & technical standards & guidelines for the gaming platform, understand data and work flow, provide high level direction.

The candidate will be key contributor to the Studios Team. 

Key Responsibilities 

Technical Oversight

  • Responsible for the game studio technical environment.
  • Provide technical strategic direction for hardware, software and networking for both development and end-user platform.
  • Define and support overall technical design, code quality, and game architecture.
  • Identify, evaluate, recommend and implement development tools and procedures.
  • Review programming code for quality, consistency and compliance with established protocol.
  • Managing departmental budget requirements.
  • Manage 3rd party partnerships and process


Functional Collaboration

  • Work with the Toronto IT team to enforce Corporate Security, system compatibilities and plan networking improvement
  • Drive strong collaboration with functional leads both within and outside the organization
  • Foster relationships with peer experts in other studios, share best practices.
  • Identify technical problems, and work with producers, leads and other directors to solve them.



Schedule Management

  • Sets project milestone targets, and defines development efficiency and game performance metrics
  • Evaluate milestone achievements for technical completion, quality and compliance.


Staff Management

  • Manage engineering and operations staff
  • Manage career growth of staff
  • Manage recruitment efforts 
Key Metrics

·         Properly functioning internal and production technical environment

·         Functioning engineering and operations process and oversight methodology

·         Strong collaborative relationship with studio team leads and head office IT 


Skills & Experience Requirements 


  • Education - BS in Computer Science or Equivalent
  • 3+ Years in similar role
  • 6+ Years of direct programming experience


  • Ability to architect multi-player game networks
  • Ability to manage ongoing game network operations (MMO expereince preferred)
  • Strong coding/debugging skills
  • Strong Skills: Leadership, problem solving, organizational, written, verbal, project management.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, ever-evolving environment, while maintaining technical integrity and performance.

$130-150k + bonus
Southern CA