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Technical Director (f/m/d)

Full-Time | Berlin, Germany

We are Kolibri Games - a mobile games developer from Berlin. We believe that with the best people, we can make games that players will enjoy for years to come.

Our games have defined the idle genre, and bring enjoyment to hundreds of millions of players all around the world. This is possible due to the talented people who make us who we are. ‘Kolibris’, as we call ourselves, are on a mission to continue making great games and we're looking for new talent to join our team. We strive to offer you a fair recruitment process and a great candidate experience, as well as a friendly environment to work in, with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

Technical Director (f/m/d)

If you love making great games and working in close collaboration with talented people, while facing all the technical challenges of scaling games to millions of players around the world, then we want to hear from you.Our players love having new features with lots of content to play, while always having a stable game experience. We are looking for an experienced technical director that can support us in continuously delivering games that millions of players will enjoy for many years. You will be the leading force for the rest of the game developers, ensuring that we are ready to tackle all upcoming technical challenges. You will have a direct impact on how we grow the company, how we work together, and what practices we use, keeping close collaboration also with the production teams and other leadership members.

Responsibilities

  • Lead game development teams in a fast-paced and agile environment with short release cycles
  • Develop the existing game teams further in regard to proven game and software development practices
  • Work closely with the product teams and support identifying technical improvements
  • Create and maintain a technical vision that is aligned with the business priorities
  • Collaborate often with a cross-functional leadership team
  • Ensure maintainability, scalability, and quality within the game's codebase and shared code repositories
  • Be responsible for training and recruitment of new game developers
  • Support planning by estimating effort and breaking down complex projects
  • Motivate and inspire
  • Mentor and support the career path of team members, addressing performance issues when required

Required skills

  • More than 3 years of experience in mobile game development
  • Experience with leading at least one game development team
  • Proven experience developing games for mobile, ideally with Unity and C#
  • Broad knowledge of best practices in software engineering
  • Broad knowledge of game architecture patterns
  • Ability to set clear objectives and alignment over a technical vision
  • An agile mindset, very familiar with agile game development practices
  • Clear and precise communication skills in English
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and projects
  • Willing to constantly learn and grow further

Desirable skills

  • Past experience as a Technical Director makes you a stronger candidate, but we welcome anyone that believes they are ready for the challenge
  • Experience improving runtime performance and memory usage of mobile games is a plus
  • Knowledge of dependency injection and reactive programming, in particular with the Zenject and UniRx libraries
  • University degree in Computer Science or a related field

What We Offer

We're game to support you (and we love to have a good time, too!)

Food and Drinks

Food and Drinks

Fresh fruit to keep you healthy and fresh coffee to keep you alert

Flexible Working Hours & Home Office

Flexible Working Hours & Home Office

We have one team day a week at the office, the other 4 days you choose where you work from

Health & Fitness Bonus

Health & Fitness Bonus

We provide a monthly fitness bonus. Enjoy your time outside the office by picking the activity that suits you

Company Holidays

Company Holidays

Every year we go on an amazing company holiday to relax and bond as a team

Relocation

Relocation

Moving to another country can be stressful. Our HR team will guide and support you, making sure that you (and your family) make your way to Berlin as smoothly as possible

Training Budget

Training Budget

Get a yearly learning budget to spend on any form of learning that will help you develop your skills and grow in your role

Friday Celebrations

Friday Celebrations

Company-provided dinner and drinks on Friday afternoons

Parties and Team Events

Parties and Team Events

Apart from our regular parties, BBQ's and movie nights we also have a team event budget you can use to buy games or sports equipment to make working here even more fun

Kolibri Games is an equal opportunity employer. We come from 40 different countries and many different backgrounds. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, physical appearance or disability.

We are an international studio, so don’t forget to send in your application in English. Although it is not mandatory, we always appreciate a cover letter stating your motivation to join us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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