Technical Director

Contrat à Villeurbanne, 69100 - CDI - 28/04/2023

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Founded in 2015 by video game veterans and based in Lyon and Montreal, The Tiny Digital Factory is a video game creation studio specialized in motorsport. 

With about thirty employees, the studio has been publishing its own mobile games since 2020 and collaborates with publishers on PC.

We are strengthening our teams and recruiting a Technical Director on a permanent contract.


Job Description:

As Technical Director, your mission is to define and oversee the implementation of technological solutions for our games. You are also responsible for recruiting and supporting the technical teams assigned to our various game projects.

Your missions will include:

Technology strategy and management :

  • Define the technological vision for the studio's projects 

  • Implement a medium-term vision of technologies at the studio level

  • Make choices, evaluate risks and mitigation plans

  • Design and implement with the teams, the architectures of our projects

  • Define and implement with the technical artists the production and integration flows of game assets

  • Provide technical support to the teams (programmers and technical artists)

  • Act as a developer to collaborate on complex and high impact features and tools

Management of technological projects:

  • Report on the choices and progress of technological subjects to the teams and to the management

  • Manage relationships with technology partners

  • Represent the studio at developer conferences

Team management :

  • Manage the technical teams.

  • Identify and mobilize resources for the implementation of projects

  • Support the operational technical teams in their time estimates and deadlines

  • Supervise technical documentation


Candidate profile: 

  • At least 8 years of professional experience in IT, including several years in video game development

  • Knowledge of game engines and production pipelines (Unity preferred)

  • Development and use of back-end (REST API, Docker, AWS or similar cloud services)

  • Graphics programming (render pipeline, shader development, GPU usage optimization especially on Android and iOS)

  • Project management and agile methodology

  • Leadership

  • Ownership and autonomy

  • Diplomacy and pedagogy

  • Ability to build trusting relationships

  • French and English

Bonus point :

  • Experience or interest in mobile video games

Why join us?

  • For the technological challenges 

  • For our international work environment 

  • For the ownership and autonomy you will have on projects 

  • To continue to grow by working with skilled and recognized employees

  • For the attention, recognition and  added value you will have in the eyes of the team

  • To take part in the adventure of new innovative projects

  • For our strong commitment to quality of work life (4-day week, remote...)

  • For our size, agility and our big ambitions !

Please send us your resume and cover letter.  We look forward to meeting you !

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