Technical Director WOTC Sun Dec 02 02:00:00 CST 2018 Renton, WA 510523600 7522 Wizards of the Coast 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">WotC is looking for a talented and passionate <strong>Technical Director</strong> to join our publishing team and help build an organization which can publish multiple games to be released on PC, consoles, and mobile. This position will work directly with multiple external development teams, the executive team, and production on planning, architecture, management, and implementation of diverse game titles.</span></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">With a technical background and proven game development experience, the Technical Director is uniquely qualified to understand the big picture of game development. This position requires expert knowledge of the entire game development pipeline and will provide technical insight and guidance from the concepting phase of projects through release.  The TD would work with development teams as an independent auditor, consultant, and director.</span></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Act as a first point of contact, outreach, and technical due-diligence for outsourced technical resources, development partners, and vendors.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Coordinate technical knowledge and the exchange of resources across WotC and external developers including first party manufacturers.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Oversee all internal and external project dependencies, risks and critical paths; ensure contingency plan is in place; recommend solutions and approve plan & timelines; understand overall impact on all stakeholders.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>AM I QUALIFIED? (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)</strong><br /> <strong>Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">At least 7 years of leadership experience in the games industry and preferably 2 years of more in a similar role.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Multiple games shipped in a Director/Lead Engineer role</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Strong communication skills with the ability to relate complex technical concepts to business leaders</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Familiar with multiple 3D engines (Unity3D, Unreal 4, proprietary, etc...) and programming languages (C#, C++)</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Expert knowledge of interactive software production processes, timelines, tools and methodologies</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Comfortable managing through influence and indirect authority</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Good understanding of PC and mobile gaming industry, development, platforms, and ecosystems</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster positive relationships</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Physical Requirements:</strong><br /> Office environment, able to work on computer or phone for long periods of time.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.</strong></span></span></p>

Technical Director WOTC

WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?

WotC is looking for a talented and passionate Technical Director to join our publishing team and help build an organization which can publish multiple games to be released on PC, consoles, and mobile. This position will work directly with multiple external development teams, the executive team, and production on planning, architecture, management, and implementation of diverse game titles.


With a technical background and proven game development experience, the Technical Director is uniquely qualified to understand the big picture of game development. This position requires expert knowledge of the entire game development pipeline and will provide technical insight and guidance from the concepting phase of projects through release.  The TD would work with development teams as an independent auditor, consultant, and director.


DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD

  • Act as a first point of contact, outreach, and technical due-diligence for outsourced technical resources, development partners, and vendors.
  • Coordinate technical knowledge and the exchange of resources across WotC and external developers including first party manufacturers.
  • Oversee all internal and external project dependencies, risks and critical paths; ensure contingency plan is in place; recommend solutions and approve plan & timelines; understand overall impact on all stakeholders.

 

AM I QUALIFIED? (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:

  • At least 7 years of leadership experience in the games industry and preferably 2 years of more in a similar role.
  • Multiple games shipped in a Director/Lead Engineer role
  • Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to relate complex technical concepts to business leaders
  • Familiar with multiple 3D engines (Unity3D, Unreal 4, proprietary, etc...) and programming languages (C#, C++)
  • Expert knowledge of interactive software production processes, timelines, tools and methodologies
  • Comfortable managing through influence and indirect authority
  • Good understanding of PC and mobile gaming industry, development, platforms, and ecosystems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster positive relationships

 

Physical Requirements:
Office environment, able to work on computer or phone for long periods of time.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Manager, Management

Date: Dec 2, 2018

Requisition ID: 7522