Full Time / Irvine, CA
Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and passionate technical director to oversee development for an unannounced project. In this role, you will foster Blizzard’s core value of “Gameplay First” as you collaborate with art, design, engineering, sound, and production to rally around a consistent vision for the experience. Your influence will span all technical subsystems—the ideal candidate will have a breadth of mastery including but not limited to game simulation, highly scalable server architecture, core engine development, tools creation, platform development, animation, UI, and artificial intelligence systems.
We are a team of passionate developers that highly values open-minded collaboration, direct feedback, and the eagerness to grab and drive game development to Blizzard quality. As the project’s technical director, you will inspire and align the team around a technical vision that results in best-in-class gameplay, art, and audio experiences. By directly managing a team of lead engineers and collaborating with project directors, you will set strategic initiatives and break down clear and achievable goals. When particularly hard problems arise, you'll draw upon the team's collective creativity to finalize a technical vision that meets the project's needs.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience with directing game development and engine development efforts for modern AAA titles. Additionally, the candidate will possess an exceptional ability to inspire large teams and pitch/evangelize ideas as part of a larger-scale creative framework. By blending your mastery of engineering, design, and creative direction, you will rally and align teams around building epic, memorable experiences.