Tech Lead

Krillbite Studio
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August 3, 2022
Full Time
Oslo, NO

We’re looking for a Tech Lead to join us on current and future projects.

At Krillbite Studio, our goal has always been to create bold, meaningful experiences that matter to us as individuals and push the boundaries of the medium.

As tech lead, you have the overarching responsibility for the technical side of our projects. You work closely with our game director and the other leads, providing the technical point of view in all matters of planning, scoping and creative exploration.

You will manage the tech team, ensuring the maintenance of both a healthy code base and team work culture, all the way from prototype to launch. You also make sure solid architectural decisions are made and communicated.

You have extensive experience crafting games and interactive experiences, giving you a deep toolbox to draw solutions from. You are up to date on new technology, and have a good sense of what is useful for the team.


What you will do

  • Plan our technical direction and execution, organizing the tech team’s efforts.
  • Scope projects in collaboration with the game director and other leads.
  • Act as a senior programmer and help program high-risk elements.
  • Assess game performance on a regular basis and optimize systems.
  • Mentor the programming team, maximizing everyone’s potential.
  • Perform code reviews and help cultivate a strong knowledge-sharing culture.


What you bring

  • Intimate knowledge of Unity and C#.
  • Experience shipping multiple games in a senior or lead tech role.
  • Excellent system design skills.
  • Ability to think long term and clearly communicate implications from that perspective.
  • Excellent skills and proactivity in team communication and support.
  • An approachable attitude.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Be located in or near Oslo, or willing to relocate.


Additionally, these skills are a plus:

  • Experience with network programming and open-world games.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine.
  • Experience with console development.
  • Experience with build and/or server systems.
  • Experience with version control systems and related tooling.
  • Fluency in Norwegian.


Benefits at Krillbite Studio

  • “Compact workdays”, our 6-hour workday experiment.
  • Offices located at Grünerløkka, in the heart of Oslo.
  • Optional home office days.
  • Pension plan.
  • 6 weeks paid vacation.
  • Bring your dog to work 🐶
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Free access to a gym of your choice.
  • Personal competence development and conference budget.
  • Annual company retreat and regular social events.


How To Apply:

If this sounds like a good fit we'd love to hear from you!

Be sure to include:

  • A cover letter explaining why you want to join us. Make it personal, but please keep it to one page
  • Your professional CV, released games, and/or course descriptions
  • References to individuals you've worked closely with in the past
  • Any additional links that showcase relevant work

We look forward to hearing from you!

Krillbite Studio

We are an independent game developer with a focus on creating unique and innovative experiences. We are currently a team of ten, working on two projects. We don't do work for hire - all our projects come from the team internally.

The company was founded in 2011 to develop Among the Sleep, a horror game where you play as a 2-year old child, which was released in 2014. We then moved on to Mosaic, a story about urban isolation and our modern society, released in 2019.

We've also created smaller experimental titles, like The Plan, where you play as a fly, and our most recent release, Sunlight, a gentle, philosophical “audiobook” experience.

Our office is located centrally in Oslo, at Grünerløkka, shared with our friends Hyper Games and Megapop. Together we make up the game developer collective Oslo Game Hub.

Featured Game

Sunlight is a short, vibrant and thought captivating exploration game. Journey into the uncharted forest, guided by the harmonised whispers of the trees. Each tree with different voices, genders and dialects, speaking as one.

Taking artistic inspiration from expressionist painters like Monet and Munch and focusing on a powerful 3D audio experience with breath-taking choir work, Sunlight will leave you feeling entranced and in wonder in this artistic approach to telling you a story.

Mosaic is a mysterious narrative game, where you follow the repetitive and lonely life of an average commuter. Until one day, when strange things start happening.

The first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After waking up in the middle of the night to mysterious sounds, you start exploring the dark looking for comfort.

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