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Headquartered in Montreal, Reflector, a company of the Bandai Namco group, is a new breed of studio working with top talents to create high-quality, compelling content for global audiences. By employing a true transmedia approach, where content is built outwards from fully fleshed “Storyworlds”, the company is able to tell richer, deeper stories that connect with fans everywhere.

Summary
Reflector Entertainment is seeking a highly motivated, experienced leader to serve as Technical Director. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Technical Director will help build and manage the development of the new game created by Reflector, leveraging key technologies and design breakthroughs.

Technology & Project Management

  • Prepare, plan and execute the strategy for the console generation change
  • Define and promote what the Next Generation AAA experience will be and build the technical vision to achieve it
  • Define the technology that is the most adapted to the project; understand the engine, the middleware and their constraints 
  • With the Leads, manage the development progress and identify the programming tasks and time estimates 
  • Ensure that the game is being built with the right methodology and best coding practices, tech briefs, code reviews, keeping in mind long term quality and potential future code sharing 
  • Identify the project risks and the contingency plans to put in place with the team
  • Propose and develop the best tools and dev processes to guarantee team efficiency 
  • Ensure the technology completion and success of each milestone target 
  • Act as gatekeeper of the project, particularly near the end, to ensure a strong finish (Debugging, Optimization, TRCs etc.)
  • Take charge of all the technical discussions with first parties

Team Management

  • Show exemplary commitment and communication style, even in critical situations
  • Demonstrate leadership, charisma and enthusiasm 
  • Take the role of coach, inspire and motivate rather than direct
  • Manage all the Tech Leads
  • Manage the performance of the development team staff 
  • Ensure the recruiting, on-boarding, development and professional training of team
  • Ensure each Lead creates clear and challenging objectives for their team members
  • Make regular internal communications and maintain a great team atmosphere 

Knowledge Sharing

  • Propose solutions to improve the development of the projects in the studio
  • Identify and promote the application of best practices
  • Grow the studio competencies and awareness, define the Platform architecture and specs for the games developed by Reflector
  • Share constructive experience, both internally and externally

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of leadership experience in the video game industry
  • Relevant experience working on AAA titles, current and next-gen consoles
  • Advanced Knowledge in AI, VFX and Animation pipeline
  • Unreal Engine Expert
  • Excellent leader and communicator; able to motivate, influence, and inspire at all levels
  • Able to articulate a strong vision of technology as a means to customer value
  • Strong communication skills in French and English, both oral and written

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