Technical Director, Mobile
Job Title: Technical Director, Mobile
Department: Activision Publishing, Mobile
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Activision Publishing is currently looking for a Technical Director to join the Mobile Team. We are looking for an individual who has a passion and proven track record for leading and launching great games.
As the Technical Director of AP’s Mobile Team, you will help guide the technical foundation of our mobile initiative and manage the technical roadmaps across multiple projects. In partnering with both internal and external studios, your goals will be to manage the technical development from concept to release and deliver great high-quality games that achieve franchise initiatives, as well as attain their financial and schedule goals on time. You will be work in conjunction with multiple multi-functional groups, ranging from Activision leadership and development studios.
Defining 3-Year Technical Roadmaps for all technology within Activision Publishing’s Mobile team
Providing technical guidance from a Mobile perspective throughout the organization
Auditing the technical quality of emerging technologies and integrations
Auditing the technical quality of all major project breakthroughs
Defining Configuration Management, Automation and Operational strategies in partnership with central teams
Identifying and mitigating all technical risks for the Mobile team
Battle Tested Leader
7+ years leadership experience in the AAA, casual or mobile gaming industry
Minimum 2 full project cycles of experience managing at a Technical Director capacity, running a large franchise project in the gaming industry
Experience with defining and leading platform initiatives
Extensive experience with a breadth of programming languages and tools
Ability to identify risks early and often and suggest mitigation strategies that are thought through and consider multiple paths to a solution
Exceptional communication and leadership skills
Strong influencing skills
B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent-masters preferred
Passion for making video games
You speak other languages; specifically, the languages of marketing, PR, sales, QA, CS, Localizations, Tech, AV, CRM, etc. Leading the Technical aspects of the game is only part of the job, you’ll need to collaborate with all kinds of diverse groups and people
Experience effectively collaborating with internal teams and development studios within the video game industry. You will only be as successful as your relationship with the development teams allows you
Strategist with the Skills to Execute
High Technical savvy
Business owner/operator approach
Never afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
Facilitator who clear roadblocks in front of your team or the development team
Organizer and Problem Solver
There are always many balls in the air – JUGGLE THEM ALL
Can you take what looks to be impossible and make it possible through ingenuity, creativity and any other means vital to get the job done?
We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many subject areas and is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with outstanding rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world’s largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet! Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered! Our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as advised by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity.