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Technical Director - New Midcore Title

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King
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Job Description:

Our studio is creating the future of King games! We are championing innovation and exploring new territories in mid- core. We need an expert to set the standards for 3D in this exciting studio.

King New Games is looking for a Technical Director to oversee and lead one of our most exciting games. The ideal candidate is passionate about driving the high- level direction of the game, as well as supporting his team and the leadership team in delivering an awesome experience to our end users.

Your role within our Kingdom

Working closely with Design, Art, Business and Production you will not only oversee the core gameplay, but more importantly the full stack driving the meta and multiplayer portion of the game. Focusing on the technology, you will be working hand in hand with the Games leadership group.

  • Own the technical direction of the product
  • Critical Analysis of technology and development practices
  • Strive towards the goal of improving game quality, team efficiency
  • Lead a diverse team of engineers in the day- to- day work, fostering a positive work environment
  • Work closely with the other leaders of the project to drive the game on a day- today basis
  • Help production define the project roadmap by giving you experience and insights to help deliver a high quality product
  • Work with Studio Tech Directors and Leads to define Technology and strategy in New Games
  • Work closely with the share technology teams within King
  • Share knowledge with the Studio and King as a whole

Skills to Create Thrills

You are passionate about programming, technology and have a sense of quality and polish. As a technical profile, you are also analytical and genuinely interested in understanding the tech you work with.

We want you to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and to be a strong team player, able to work in a fast-paced, demanding yet fun and professional environment.

We also would love you to have the following:

  • Familiar with Mobile development and the accompanying best practices
  • You are experienced at working with off- the- shelf engines, preferably Unity and C# and the focus being Mobile
  • Experience around developing and maintaining Envelope and Meta (everything, outside the core game play) experience, with a centralized technology team.
  • Experience with Multiplayer games, understanding their complexities
  • Experience of building for live and maintaining a live multiplayer game
  • Games as a service mentality
  • You are a team player who likes to discuss solutions and ideas as a group
  • Proficient in communication with both technical and non- technical developers
  • Previous leadership and mentorship experience
  • You are keen to grow and develop yourself
  • Passion for games
  • Bonus: Deep experience in key areas of Game Development (e.g. AI, UI, Physics, tooling etc)

About King

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the
company.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications needs to be in English.