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Project Technical Director

Sumo Digital


Timbre Games, a new studio in Vancouver, Canada, is looking for a Project Technical Director to join their team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with Unreal Engine and will be responsible for creating the project technical strategy, leading core engineering infrastructure, and developing and growing a project engineering team. They will also be expected to foster an agile mindset and an environment of constant learning. Timbre Games is committed to diversity and inclusion and offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, flexible paid time off, and a values-driven culture. They encourage all interested candidates to apply, even if they don't meet all of the requirements.

Job description

Welcome to Timbre!

We are Timbre Games (part of the Sumo Digital Group), a new studio in Vancouver, Canada focused on making exciting, innovative game experiences. Timbre’s vision is to change the games industry through the original games we make, as well as how we make them. We’re building an inclusive, supportive culture that allows us to explore fresh, new (and sometimes weird) ideas. We’re searching for more visionary explorers to join our team of diverse voices, coming together to develop games that are accessible to a wide audience.

If you’re thinking about your next adventure, send us your resume to talk to our team about how you can add your voice to the games we’re working on.

Engineering at Timbre Games 

An Engineer at Timbre games will focus on creative, innovative and technically sound work. Our engineering team is fully integrated with all areas of game development and collaborates both technically and creatively. Our studio focuses on Unreal Engine 5, pushing everything we do towards technical excellence. We are lifelong learners, leaning on both internal expertise and external inspiration to continue our path of growth and development. We have a keen eye for best practices and elegant code, and ensure knowledge sharing, and mentoring are a priority.

Project Technical Director at Timbre Games

As a member of the project leadership team, you will work closely with our Studio Technical Director, engineering and product leads to plan and execute the technology roadmap necessary to make our ideas a reality. You have deep technical knowledge of our industry and an insatiable curiosity to explore how things can be built more seamlessly, effectively, and collaboratively.
You will navigate complex technical challenges, partnering with the core development teams and external partners to achieve long-lasting solutions.
You have a deep understanding and experience using Unreal Engine or similar as a core platform – and can mentor, guide and expand our team members knowledge on this platform. Your experience in programming and management will be key, as you grow and inspire the engineering team to build their best work.
You are solution oriented, and are comfortable working alongside our creative teams to fully understand the core experience - and providing the right technical approach to achieve the desired results.
You can effectively communicate with external partners when required, providing solid engineering updates and sharing relevant progress and updates.
You are a person that can be “hands-on in the code” when required and provide a good balance and mentoring in an engineering environment.
You are seen as a trusted leader, who listens actively, and who encourages the team through a coaching mindset to contribute freely and collaboratively to solutions and strategies.

As Project Technical Director at Timbre, you will:

    • Create our Project Technical Strategy and contribute to the product roadmap, leading core engineering infrastructure and project code to deliver a great product, tools, and systems
    • Develop and grow a project engineering team that can deliver high quality, is inclusive and diverse, and focuses on cross discipline collaboration in their delivery
    • Help foster an agile mindset and an environment of constant learning so that Timbre is at the forefront of innovation in video game technology
    • At the project level, embrace our agile development processes and be a product steward for key engineering initiatives at the project level
    • Maintain current coding practices through extensive experience in Rendering, AI, Gameplay, Game Systems or Tools even though coding is not an expected day-to-day task

What you might bring:

    • Driving technical innovation and best practices in a technical leadership role, preferably in a scaling game studio or start up environment across multiple projects.
    • Extensive Unreal Engine experience and the ability to lead all engineering efforts in this engine
    • Building technical project roadmaps, exploring feasibility, resources needed and aligning on scope
    • Assessing gaps in technology foundation and articulating, advocating and implementing programs to improve architecture, systems and processes.
    • Elevating engineering leads through coaching and mentorship while creating a team culture where all team members have an inclusive environment in which to grow as humans and engineers.
    • A passion and curiosity for creating and delivering reusable and high performant technology solutions for creative teams
    • Partnering across internal and external stakeholders including the Executive team, studio and publishers to develop and execute technical plans
What you'll gain:

Timbre aims to foster a workplace environment that empowers our team to do their best creative work. Below are a list of some of the benefits we offer to ensure you reach your full potential. As we continue to grow, we are co-creating more values-driven benefits to support our team. 

• Competitive salary & comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, short / long-term disability, 24/7 counselling through an employee assistance program and a health spending account available to you from your first day
• Annual bonus & up to 5% RRSP matching available to you from your first day
• Flexible paid time off (unlimited), plus holiday closure between Christmas and New Years, as well as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
• Work with us in Vancouver or remotely across Canada, utilizing our $500 work from home allowance
• 1 year gaming subscription and weekly gaming days
• My Pathway - a Career Development Program to provide a clear path for you to grow at Timbre
• 8 learning days per year and unlimited access to Udemy online courses
• A values driven culture with direct access to leadership and industry veterans with a wealth of knowledge to share

Timbre’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Timbre Games is located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Although our roots are in Vancouver, we work with a remote, distributed team across Canada. If you are interested in an opportunity at Timbre Games but are not presently residing in Canada, please note that we may be able to offer assistance in immigrating / relocating under the right conditions.

Timbre Games is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. We celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing - in this world and the ones we create!

At Timbre, we try to be mindful and not set unrealistic requirement expectations in order to apply. If you don’t tick all of the boxes of the role that you’re excited about, we encourage you to send your resume to our General Application inbox on our careers page, or, follow Timbre on LinkedIn to stay in touch with our newest openings.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If what we’ve shared above resonates with you, connect with us today!
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Location: Timbre Games, Vancouver

Country: Canada

Date found: 2023-05-06

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