Technical Director

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Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, CA, M5V 2H2

Company: Hasbro

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; digital content; and immersive and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies including: international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Daisybeck and Blackfin; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live. 

 

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing portfolio of amazing games, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!

Join Our Team

The Digital Preschool division is an empowered product team which values communication, collaboration, and fun. Our primary goal and purpose is to build preschool apps that boost meaningful screen time for children, parents, and caregivers. As part of the larger eOne, Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro family, our digital brand portfolio includes the widely popular preschool app World of Peppa Pig, which has claimed the #1 spot in its category in over 20 countries since launch, as well as superhero hit PJ Masks: Hero Academy.

Our team is looking for a passionate and dedicated Technical Director to join us and drive the mobile app technology and technical direction for our projects.

The Role

In this role, you will lead the Engineering team and function, and partner with project leaders of all subject areas to deliver mobile app systems that create extraordinary player experiences. We’re looking for someone who believes app quality and technical excellence are critical components of success. In your pursuit of building high-quality and adaptable technical designs, you will also lead a team to do the same in building mobile app software and balancing risk to help ensure a successful launch of our apps. Your intimate knowledge of our technology and products will also be applied when you create the strategy for quality assurance testing applied to our projects. This will ensure our apps deliver a fun and stable player experience. Working with the leadership across functions you will be a key contributor to the growth and success of our business.

What You'll Do

  • Set the overall strategic direction for technology and quality assurance for our studio
  • Lead mobile app software development across the full development cycle of our projects, from prototyping to launch
  • Lead quality assurance strategy for our projects by partnering with QA leads in pursuit of delivering high quality player experiences
  • Anticipate technical problems and risks, mitigate, and communicate status across team leadership
  • Partner with other leaders to review development plans, designs, processes, resource usage, time estimates, and project quality
  • Develop and mentor a world-class mobile app engineering team - you lead by example by: writing clear and maintainable code; promoting and implementing software development practices and standards; using KPIs and data to validate results and ensure team results are high quality; fostering dynamic and collaborative attitudes

What You'll Bring

  • 10 years software engineering with at least 4 years in a technology management role
  • Shipped at least 3 mobile titles, preferably on multiple platforms games in an agile environment
  • Expert C# programming skills.
  • Proven knowledge of game development in Unity, as well as leading the development and operations back-end infrastructure for Content Management, Analytics, and Marketing.
  • Strong understanding of full stack development for games (Client & Server).
  • Strong performance optimization experience.
  • Proven ability to deliver on time and on budget.
  • A passion for developing mobile games which will delight and amaze children

 

 

 

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Entertainment One is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion within our work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 


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