Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.
We are looking for a Senior Technical Director who is passionate about delivering a high-quality and innovative live service to our Apex Legends players on PC and consoles. You will lead the engineering on the Apex Legends team, providing technical direction and mentorship to senior technical leads. As Senior Technical Director, you will work with other discipline leaders such as art, animation, game design, and audio as the technical expert for the team.
Respawn puts gameplay first - the essential foundation of a great gaming experience starts with gameplay. Every detail is crafted with purpose; all of our development disciplines contribute towards creating an incredible gameplay experience for our players.
You will report to the Head of Technology, bring a history of game programming, and communicate complex ideas in simple-to-understand ways.
- Growing the Apex engineering team in our LA and Vancouver studios
- Develop and mentor the Apex engineering team - create opportunities for challenge and growth
- Set and enforce technical standards with the Apex TDs
- Establish high-level architecture, processes, and technical budgets with the Apex TDs
- Work with the Live Service group to ensure good live service metrics to detect, and resolve issues
- Ensure the quality, performance, and stability of technical deliverables
- Manage technical requirements and risks, removing roadblocks and raising red flags, etc.
- Working with external engineering partners to deliver key features
- Work with TDs to produce and update 2-year technology roadmap for Apex
- Work with Quality Engineering on automation initiatives to aid with QA
- Work with Apex Build & Release to dashboards against key metrics
- Main point of contact with EA Central Technology, Finance, and IT for Apex
- Work with other departmental leads foster good communication and solid working relationships
- 10+ years software development experience
- 10+ years of C/C++
- 5+ years of technical leadership experience as TD / Senior Engineer (with reports)
- Excellent 3D math skills
- Shipped at least two AAA titles
- Involved in Live Service for 12+m on a AAA title
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)
- Experience with multithreading systems
- Solid knowledge of game technology domains, i.e. rendering, animation, AI, cameras, controls, online, audio, build pipelines, etc. and hands-on experience with multiple
- Mediation, and conflict resolution skills
- Experience working with remote teams
- A passion for making and playing games
If this position sounds like a fit with your background and interests, we look forward to reviewing your resume!
In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits.
About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.