Studio Technical Director for Oculus Quest Game (Unity)

About the Job:

Wevr, creator of TheBlu (Sundance), Gnomes & Goblins (Jon Favreau) and the recently released Harry Potter VR experiences is searching for a Technical Director to help lead development of a brand new Oculus Quest sports game, to be developed in Unity.

About The Role:

  • Help define technical strategy for the project
  • Supervise, review and confirm that game developers’ strategies will achieve the creative game play required, in particular by vetting implementation strategies for water physics, interactive visual effects and stylization
  • Maintain regular cadence of observation over development team to ensure developers are meeting project goals
  • Review/track/stress test deliverables from an overseas development team, and provide insight and guidance to said overseas team as required
  • Conduct research and find innovative ways to complete technical aspects of project development
  • Review requirements, budgets and schedules related to key technologies used by the team
  • Review methodology, coding practices, technical briefs and implementation of engineering team
  • Help guide design and art directors to establish technical guidelines
  • Supervise proper lighting as predetermined in team production meetings
  • Identify technical risks and propose contingency plans
  • Maintain regular internal communication with technical teams and senior leadership
  • Help determine project scope and make sure quality expectations are met

About You:

  • At least 5+ years experience as a Technical Director in game, VR, animation or real-time/interactive entertainment development, or a similar role
  • A plus if you have experience with creating water physics
  • Experience developing AAA titles on multiple console platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or equivalent
  • Expert with Unity and full understanding of its architecture
  • Exceptional knowledge of programming languages and software engineering practices
  • Proficiency in C++
  • Knowledge relating to optimization and architecture of video game technology and development
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and love of working with and motivating people
  • Superior critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience managing expectations and adhering to project scope/timelines between teams and leadership to hit milestones
  • Experience with game industry software tools like Jira production management software processes (Game Design, Prototyping, Project Management and QA)

Our Studio:

  • Loves working with a diverse range of people
  • Loves to develop its employees personally and professionally and promote from within

More About Wevr:

Wevr is a leading interactive software company producing best-in-class virtual worlds. Wevr’s multiple award winning ocean experience TheBlu, remains one of the most popular introductory VR titles to date. Wevr created groundbreaking Harry Potter immersive experiences in partnership with Warner Brothers. A creative collaboration with Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book, Lion King), Gnomes & Goblins is an Emmy finalist for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media. Wevr has produced innovative interactive experiences with creatives including Reggie Watts, Run the Jewels, and Deepak Chopra, and has earned partnerships with Samsung, Time, NYT, Vulcan, Google and others. At the forefront of the metaverse ecosystem, Wevr is developing a cloud software platform, Wevr Virtual Studio, enabling 3D artists to easily make and share 3D projects. Wevr’s world class leadership team is comprised of repeat successful software entrepreneurs and Academy Award-winning digital entertainment pioneers who have delivered massively successful products including Avatar, The Lion King, Call of Duty and The Sims. Wevr is a diverse and fully distributed workforce company.

***Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

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