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Technical Director

Seattle, WA, USA | Electronic Arts

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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As a Technical Director, you will drive technical planning and execution on a cross-functional development team to build, launch, and support a AAA mobile game. You will lead the engineering component of the team and provide direction to senior technical leads. In this key leadership role, you will work closely with other product leaders and technical partners as the technical subject matter expert for the team. Technical Directors balance strategic and tactical direction to deliver and maintain stable, scalable, cost-effective games with focused innovations.

Key Responsibilities

Set project technical standards and policies, define high-level architecture, processes and tools, and technical budgets

Accountable for the games technical design and implementation. Through production and support as a live service

Monitor and troubleshoot live service issues.

Ensure the quality, performance, and stability of technical deliverables meet commitments

Improve team efficiency through identifying bottlenecks and proposing solutions

Identify and manage technical dependencies and risks

Collaborate and manage partnerships with internal technical partners

Implement and run release management for a live service

Work as part of the product leadership team:

Understand and help define the product vision and business needs

Represent the project and team to stakeholders

Balance technical, product, and business requirements with successful outcomes

Empower and manage expectations for production & design

Partner with Development Directors on development processes and project planning

Conduct research necessary to achieve desired outcomes and evolve our technology


10+ years software development experience

5+ years of technical leadership experience

Deep knowledge of one of the following languages: C++/C#/Objective C

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

Leadership experience developing and launching games or running a large-scale live service

Solid knowledge of game application technology, spanning client, server and infrastructure

Strong negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills


Familiarity with the following languages / technologies: Unity, Java, Python

Expertise in iOS and Android platform development

Prior experience with console/PC development

Distributed systems experience

Experience working with remote teams

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