Engineering Director

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

June 2, 2021
Full Time

Hidden Leaf Games is an indie game development studio founded with the mission of delivering a world-class experience that focuses on competition, progression and social play. We believe games are meant to be played together, regardless of skill level or platform. At our core, we’re players who deeply value the social and community interactions that competitive moments have to offer. We believe that competitive games create lasting moments and are committed to recreating that experience for others to enjoy.

We’re looking for an Engineering Director to join our leadership team. The Engineering Director ideally will help deliver on the vision of the game, mentor and grow our engineering team and provide industry-leading expertise. The Engineering Director will closely partner with the rest of the executive team and engineering team to set the roadmap, improve our development pipeline and deliver a bug-free, scalable experience to our players.


  • Contribute to the long-term vision for the game and service aspects of the organization
  • Ensure proper technical proficiency and organizational design of the team
  • Drive pipeline and process improvements, making sure the team is meeting the deadlines set by stakeholders
  • Use their engineering expertise to help convey complex gameplay and design concepts and see it from the ideation to end of product
  • Ensure all technical components are in place to support the creation, launch, and support of our game and service operations

Required Qualifications:

  • 5-6+ years of professional experience in engineering leadership role in games or entertainment
  • Strong understanding of network protocols
  • Experience shipping a game or working on a live service platforms
  • Experience coding game systems, tools, and monitoring components
  • Experience working in C++, UE4 or other relevant game engine
  • Experience working with game design and art teams to communicate complex gameplay

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience leading a team of game development engineers in an online space, including server platform architecture
  • Previous experience with all stages of game development from prototyping to shipping and live service operations
  • Experience with global operations
  • Familiarity with security best practices and compliance
  • Experience with outsources and third-party vendors
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

About Us

We're a venture-funded game studio based across the world looking to create games meant to be played with anyone, anywhere. Our mission is to create core PvP games that focus on competitive mastery, core progression and social play. If you're looking to join a team that allows tons of creative freedom, ownership and moves fast, please apply!

We're hiring engineers, VFX, tech, and character artists, animators, and a community manager. Click here to view (and share) all of our open roles.

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