Technical Director

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Posted
April 6, 2021
Full Time
Montreal, QC
Remote
$80k – $120k CAD • 0.6% – 1.0%

Arcadia is the world's first sports platform that combines Esports with real athletics. Instead of avatars, athletes use their bodies as controllers inside competitive video games in front of live interactive audiences. Arcadia is creating a new category in sports unlike anything athletes or audiences have experienced before: SuperSports.

Esports + Traditional Sports = Arcadia. Check out our video here.

To accomplish this vision, we are leveraging the full power of Unreal Engine to merge game development, VR development, full body tracking, networking, virtual production and much more - and the Technical Director plays a central role in ensuring our success. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology and innovation, has a strong and diverse development background as well as leadership and planning experience in technically challenging projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a programming team to develop new games and improve the Arcadia platform.
  • Provide development strategies and time estimates for the various initiatives.
  • Collaborate with designers and artists to implement and refine gameplay features using the Unreal 4 game engine
  • Work with other departments to ensure the good integration of the gameplay code with the platform and other tools.
  • Balance coding, supporting team members, and management tasks
  • Establish clear coding best practices and lead regular code reviews
  • Ensure the quality, stability, and scalability of the product with the elaboration of tests and of a strong quality assurance process.
  • Anticipate, identify and articulate technical and developmental risks and obstacles, and generate solutions
  • Be the knowledge point relating to the Unreal Engine codebase.
  • Lead the network architecture and long term vision of the code base.
  • Participate in all project phases, from concept to maintenance.
  • Ensure the creation of strong technical documentation.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

  • Experience with building and leading engineering teams.
  • Excellent C++ skills and software engineering principles.
  • Thorough understanding of Unreal Engine 4 modules and design patterns.
  • Thorough understanding of Unreal Engine 4 Networking architecture.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and use Blueprints effectively.
  • The ideal candidate will be organized, able to work and coordinate on multiple projects while communicating with the team to meet goals.
  • Great attention to details and the will to deliver bug free releases.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

BONUS:

  • Experience in VR game development
  • Experience in test-driven development
  • Experience in Web development
  • Experience in DevOps
  • Experience in video production environments

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OUR CULTURE

At The Arcadia Games we thrive on creativity and spend our time building and designing the entertainment of the future. We offer more than just a great work environment in one of the best neighborhoods in all of Montreal, Quebec in Canada. Our team is made up of some incredibly talented innovators and creative minds that have created industry leading content on the international stage.

BENEFITS & PERKS: 

  • We offer stock options - We’re building this business and product together, which is why we offer Stock Options that allow you to profit from The Arcadia Games success.
  • Flexible hours - At Arcadia you have the freedom to work from home and make your own schedule as long as we hit our goals and deadlines together.
  • Unlimited vacation - We believe in working hard when we have to and taking breaks when we need them.
  • We have a healthy kitchen - With all the healthy snacks, coffee, tea and all the cold pressed juice you can drink.
  • We care about your health - That’s why you get a free gym pass starting on day one, with a Personal Trainer Evaluation and gym program. You can also opt-in and track your healthy habits on our #ArcadiaFIT program where you can earn rewards and perks like a FitBit.
  • Public transportation friendly - Steps away from Lionel-Groulx Metro. Our office has easy access to public transportation and local highways.
  • Fun - We’re in a beautiful, open-concept workspace with books, comics, VR and classic video game libraries. (N64, Gameboy Color, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Quest, Rift S, HTC Vive) Happy Hour Thursdays with beer and wine after work.
  • We work in a great neighbourhood - In the heart of Little Burgundy with great restaurants, pubs, parks and daycares. You can also enjoy a short walk to the Atwater Market or take a stroll along the Lachine Canal.

We look forward to reviewing your application to The Arcadia Games!

Arcadia is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our customers.

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