Technical Director

Nottingham

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Work on ground-breaking multiplayer titles, push the boundaries of games technology and virtual worlds, or get to grips with some of the world’s toughest security challenges. If your ambitions are high, we’ll give you the tools, support and culture to take them even higher.
At Improbable, we’re bringing together technology and games to create new opportunities and experiences. In order to achieve this, we need unique perspectives from diverse people, empowered to revolutionise how online games are made, delivered and paid for.
We believe one of the biggest, most impactful changes to the way we live our lives is going to come from the medium of games. Realising new communities, societies and vocations through virtual worlds is what drives our people and gives them purpose.
Responsibilities
Architect, design and implement functionality for AAA external clientsPlan and execute delivery of projects within their unit/client baseSupport the CTO as required on technical discussions with prospective clients Willingness to dive in to a number of areas including but not limited to gameplay, AI, UI, Multiplayer, Core Tech as and when requiredLead a team of Lead, Principal, Senior and non-Senior Engineers, with responsibility for performance management and development ensuring exceptional level of service to our clientsProviding support/input to the People Team on HR initiatives relating to the MPG People PlanIdentify and highlight any potential risks in the solutions that are being worked onSolve problems through the application of sound software engineering principlesContinuously work to minimise technical and maintenance issuesChampion quality in MPG and our clients development processOther duties as assigned
Requirements

A experienced Technical Director or Lead Engineer with at least five shipped gamesProfessional experience in the architecture of multiplayer game developmentExperience in leading a small team on a number of shipped games with at least two or more as LeadExperience with consoles like PS4/PS5 and XboxOne/SeriesX is preferableExcellent C++ programming skillsExperience of supporting HR initiatives including development discussions, interviewing and performance managementKnowledge of Unreal  (UE4), Unity and other proprietary engines is preferableExperience with smart or mobile devices would be a plusAttention to detail with a strong ability to analyse and comprehend directionAwesome technical insight and a finisher of technical tasks on timeA good communicator with the ability to verbalise conceptual thoughts and the willingness to accept constructive critiqueExcellent problem solving, debugging and optimisation skillsConfidence in front of clients and the ability to answer technically challenging questions in prospective client negotiations

Equal Opportunity
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

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