Associate Technical Director

Apr 30, 2024
Hyderabad, Pakistan
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Title - Associate Technical Director
Location - EA Hyderabad

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experienced originators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

About EA India Electronic Arts India, a technology company and video game developer in India, brings together experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds with a shared experience inspiring the world to play. We prioritise your well-being with our great compensation package and benefit programmes, including potential annual performance bonuses and stock awards, and premium healthcare for you and your loved ones. you can also take advantage of our vibrant and dynamic studio facility which includes relaxation spaces, games, and a cafeteria to refuel and recharge.

The Role: The Associate Technical Director plays a pivotal role in supporting the Technical Director in overseeing the technical aspects of game development projects. This position requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and project management capabilities to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality games that meet performance, scalability, and innovation standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical Leadership: Collaborate with the Technical Director to provide technical leadership and guidance to the engineering team, ensuring alignment with project goals and technical standards.
  • Technology Evaluation: Assist in evaluating and adopting new technologies, tools, and frameworks that enhance the efficiency, scalability, and quality of game development processes.
  • Architecture and Design: Contribute to defining and enforcing technical architecture standards, best practices, and coding conventions to ensure the maintainability, scalability, and performance of game systems and features.
  • Performance Optimization: Work with engineers to identify and address performance bottlenecks, optimize code, and improve overall game performance across different platforms and devices.
  • Innovation and R&D: Support initiatives for innovation and continuous improvement in game technology and development processes, including conducting research, prototyping, and experimenting with new techniques and approaches.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with game design, art, production, and QA teams to align technical solutions with creative vision, gameplay requirements, and project milestones.
  • Quality Assurance: Assist in establishing and enforcing quality assurance processes and standards, including code reviews, testing strategies, and performance profiling, to ensure the delivery of high-quality, bug-free games.
  • Risk Management: Assist in identifying technical risks and challenges early in the development process and contribute to developing mitigation strategies to minimize impact on project timelines and deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • Technical Expertise: Solid experience in game development, with proficiency in programming languages such as C++, C#, or Java, and familiarity with game engines like Unity or Unreal Engine on mobile platforms.
  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and mentor junior engineers.
  • Problem-solving Abilities: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Extensive application development experience on Mobile platforms, specifically Android and iOS.
  • Thorough understanding of Application lifecycle in Mobile platforms, specifically Android and iOS
  • In depth knowledge on third party SDK integration. Preferably, Ad SDKs such as Google, Ironsource, FAN, Vungle etc.
  • Fluent in C++ or C# with strong OOP fundamentals
  • Understanding of memory management, file systems, multi-threading, and runtime optimization.
  • 7+ years’ experience in Games/Mobile application development.
  • Knowledge of common data structures and algorithmic solutions
  • Strong knowledge of architectural patterns—MVP, MVC, MVVM, and Clean Architecture—and the ability to choose the best solution for the application.
  • Experience with profiling and debugging mobile applications.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Clear understanding of development using Agile and Scrum methodologies.
  • Understanding of Crashlytics and Google Play console
  • Project Management: Familiarity with project management methodologies such as Agile or Scrum, with the ability to assist in planning, prioritizing, and tracking multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Additional certifications or training in game development, technical leadership, or project management are a plus.

 

Conclusion:

The Associate Technical Director plays a critical role in supporting the Technical Director in driving technical excellence, innovation, and quality in game development projects. If you are passionate about game technology and possess strong technical and leadership skills, we invite you to join our team and contribute to creating exceptional gaming experiences.

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