The Xbox Game Studios Publishing Team responsible for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Tell Me Why is looking for a Technical Director to help us drive new entertainment franchises with some of the best partners from around the globe. This is a rare opportunity to join a creative and motivated team of people, develop exciting new projects, and take advantage of the newest technology available with backing and support from across Microsoft. Join the team driving world-class game development that sets the standard for entertainment across a growing family of devices including Xbox and Windows 10.
The Technical Director must have experience developing, implementing, optimizing, and maintaining video games. We’re looking for someone with a self-motivated approach to work. This role provides you with an exciting opportunity to bring your experience collaborating with internal and external partners and delivering quality software. Must have professional experience with C++, shipped multiple titles, and demonstrated technical skills with game engine systems and engineering.
Participate in cross-group work streams to facilitate communication between external partners and multiple internal engineering teams.
Collaborate with Program/Product Managers, designers, artists, and central technology teams to help external partners be successful as well as evaluate development risk.
Work in close partnership with various internal and external teams of talented peers to solve technical issues across a diverse games portfolio.
Participate in performance reviews and provide optimization guidance.
Become skilled in Microsoft platforms and services engineering, supporting partners with Microsoft’s growing roster of Xbox and Windows 10 Personal Computer (PC) live services.
OR equivalent experience.
2+ years of experience in professional software development methodologies including evaluating and coaching teams to adopt new practices.
Additional or Preferred Qualifications
OR equivalent experience.
Passion for games and technology with hands-on experience shipping multiple video game titles.
Experience working with online multiplayer games, including online services and external partners
Demonstrated experience with modern game engines such as Unity, Unreal, or equivalent engine platform
Technical skills in a specialist field like AI, Animation, Audio, or Tools Pipelines
Ability to Travel Domestically and Internationally up to 25% of the time.
Software Engineering IC5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year. Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay