Tech Lead

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July 13, 2021
Full Time

Eggnut is a fully remote diverse team of 18 collaborators based in 5 countries. Our first title, narrative adventure Backbone, was just released on PC after almost five years of development.

We are looking for a tech lead to be a beacon of light in the darkness of mediocre pipelines and development tools. We strive to craft meaningful experiences in shorter timelines and with no crunch, and we're looking for a proficient technical lead to bring your experience and knowledge and help us get there. If we're lucky to work with you, then we're in for a long run - our studio's most cherished asset is our people.

As a technical lead you will:

  • Help architect and develop technical solutions for features and systems
  • Improve our work processes, pipelines and upgrade in-house toolset
  • Bring your experience to lead and mentor the 4-people engineering team
  • Review technical designs and code
  • Resolve the most complex and puzzling technical issues that are bound to happen during game development
  • Work with other team leads to ensure the project and the studio are on track

We're looking for someone with experience in:

  • UE4 and C++
  • Best practices with source control, asset rules and project structure
  • Assessing, scoping and creating development tools
  • Build/deployment automation and unit testing
  • Being a lead in a team of 5-20 people or more
  • Working collaboratively on a common codebase with many contributors
  • Review processes, delivering and acting on review feedback for code, design and documentation
  • Good workflows and well-architected software
  • Researching and learning new industry solutions and tools
  • Working in a remote work environment using tools like Discord, JIRA, Clickup

What we'd love to offer in return:

  • Work on the next project in Backbone universe, as well as upcoming projects of our studio
  • Fully remote, multinational and very queer team of passionate collaborators based in 5 countries
  • Revenue share from the projects you work on
  • Unlimited, fully paid holidays and sick leaves
  • Join our mission to end crunch and make game industry a better place
  • Starting date August-September 2021

This position suggests fully remote work, full-time 35-40h per week, largely to your preferred schedule that should in part intersect with our team members based in CET timezone. Salary to be discussed after the initial assessment, depending on your requirements and experience.

We welcome applications from those who don't necessarily meet every requirement, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented backgrounds.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a short letter about why you'd like to work with us to We will get in touch with everyone who applied until September 1st!

About EggNut

EggNut is a game studio established in 2017 with a simple goal - make art, make rent, and help others do the same. We're a fully remote, diverse team of passionate creators based across Canada, Russia, USA and the Netherlands. Our mission is to explore the complexity of the human condition through the joy of interactive experiences.

About Backbone

Backbone is a pixel art noir detective adventure. Step into the shoes of Howard Lotor, a raccoon private eye. Interrogate witnesses through branching dialogues inspired by classic CRPGs, sneak through diverse districts of a now walled-off dystopian Vancouver, sniff out clues, and choose which leads to follow.

A note from Nate at Work With Indies: I highly recommend those who are interested in the learning more about EggNut to watch the below conversation between EggNut's co-founders Alex and Nikita and their publisher Raw Fury about their five year journey making a true, honest, and vulnerable game that speaks to their team's DNA.

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