Technical Director (Star Wars team) at EA in Los Angeles, California

Posted in Information Technology 21 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Respawn Entertainment is seeking a Technical Director who is passionate about making great games in a collaborative environment with a team of talented developers. You will lead the engineering component of the team and provide technical direction to senior technical leads. As a Technical Director, you will work closely with other discipline leaders such as art, animation, game design, audio, etc. as the technical subject matter expert for the team.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience programming for games. You have an innate ability to communicate complex ideas in simple to understand ways, extensive knowledge of software engineering practices and exceptional technical aptitude. You are able to balance strategic thinking 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, as well as technical budgets

  • Accountable for project technical design and implementation

  • Work closely with other disciplines, such as game design, art, animation, audio, etc. to determine and prioritize team and game code needs.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot live service issues

  • Ensure the quality, performance, and stability of technical deliverables

  • 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

  • Provide line management to employees within the discipline

  • Work as part of the game leadership team

  • Understand and help define the game vision and business needs

  • Represent the vision of the game to the team and stakeholders

  • Balance technical, game,, and business requirements with successful outcomes

  • Partner with production on development processes and planning

  • Conduct research necessary to achieve desired outcomes and evolve our technology


  • 10+ years software development experience

  • 5+ years of technical leadership experience

  • Excellent 3D math skills

  • Extensive experience with multi-threading

  • 10+ years of C/C++

  • Ideally has shipped at least 3 AAA titles, including 1 recent title on UE4 as TD / Senior Engineer (with direct reports), at 75+ MC on PC and console

  • Deep understanding of UE4

  • 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 technology domains, spanning client (rendering, animation, AI, cameras, controls, asset management, etc.), server and infrastructure; deep knowledge of at least one client domain

  • Strong negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience working with remote teams

  • A passion for making and playing games


  • Distributed systems experience


If this position sounds like a fit with your background and interests, we look forward to reviewing your resume!