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Mobile Tech Lead

Employer
Motorsport Games
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Motorsport Games is a global team. Our HQ is based in sunny Miami, Florida and hosts the Digital Marketing and Product Development teams. The 704 Games team, based in nearby Orlando, work on our NASCAR games franchise. In Moscow, Russia, we have a first-class development operation delivering the very latest technology for our future products as well as additional development and esports operations based in England. Our UK office is just metres away from the main entrance to the home of British motorsport at Silverstone Circuit.

At Motorsport Games we have several mobile titles in various stages of development and we are looking for a Tech Lead to oversee development efforts across all titles.

As Tech Lead for the division, you will be in close contact with multiple teams working on different types of products and with different technologies. You will review and have significant influence on product roadmap & tech plans and work closely with stakeholders to ensure the projects deliver on company objectives. You'll seek out and help coordinate opportunities for teams to standardize, share tech, or collaborate in the name of common goals and efficiency. Sometimes you'll be writing TDDs for a new project or feature. When needed, you relish diving in and getting hands on to troubleshoot or investigate a particular challenge a project may be facing. Often, you'll choose to contribute code directly to a project. Above all you are always helpful & proactive in supporting the projects through the many technical challenges of game development.

The ideal candidate has experience working on mobile titles in an engineering capacity including as Lead Engineer, feels comfortable guiding teams' tech decisions, and is looking for an opportunity to step up and have an impact across multiple products at once.

Location
  • UK
  • Can be performed mostly remote as you will be working with teams across the globe
  • Able to travel to Silverstone for monthly leadership in-person meeting days
Responsibilities
  • Work with company leadership & production to build the technical roadmap for mobile titles
  • Ensure engineering and technical best practises, coding standards and consistency within all projects
  • Foster an environment that identifies, encourages and rewards technical excellence and collaboration at all levels
  • Identify & break down risks and blockers
  • Create TDDs for new projects or features
  • Write clear and maintainable code
  • Push for standardization and code reusability
  • Contribute to the hiring process of engineers
  • Support, mentor and provide growth to the team members
Requirements
  • Multiple games shipped on iOS & Android as an engineer
  • At least 1 game shipped as Lead Engineer
  • At least 1 game shipped with Unity
  • You worked on a diversity of game systems
  • You consider yourself as a code architect
  • Very good C# proficiency
  • Object-oriented programming principles, design patterns, data processing standard algorithms knowledge
  • Understanding specifics when working with 3D scenes and assets using Unity (animations, meshes, materials, shaders)
  • Experienced with Apple & Android platform libraries (notifications, billing, etc)
  • Comfortable presenting to and discussing with company leadership
  • Competent with version control systems such as GIT & Perforce including resolving complex merges
Bonus Experience
  • Worked on racing games
  • Interest or knowledge of motorsport and/or car physics
  • Player of racing games on mobile and/or other platforms
  • At least 1 project shipped with Unreal
  • C++ proficiency
  • Experience working on multiplayer games
  • Experience with various industry-standard advertising, analytics, social, customer service, crash reporting, etc SDKs
  • Build machine master
Personality
  • You love working in games, the ultimate art form - with all the challenges it entails!
  • You enjoy working in a cross-discipline environment
  • You are pro-active and act on problems before they become blockers
  • You are pragmatic about balancing a need to get things done with the need to write robust & easily maintainable code
  • You are a clear communicator and can both deliver & receive feedback with grace
  • You strive to always learn and improve; if you are unfamiliar with a particular piece of tech you don't let that stop you - you dive in and start figuring it out
BenefitsCompetitive salary, corporate benefits and the opportunity to define the future of racing from within an exciting, growing and friendly international games company
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