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Technical Director, Mobile

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Technical Director, Mobile

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Job Title: Technical Director, Mobile

Reporting To:Senior Director, Production

Department: Activision Publishing, Mobile

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Your Mission

Activision Publishing is currently looking for a Technical Director to join the
Mobile Team. We are looking for an individual who has a passion and proven
track record for leading and launching great games.

As the Technical Director of AP s Mobile Team, you will help guide the
technical foundation of our mobile initiative and manage the technical roadmaps
across multiple projects. In partnering with both internal and external
studios, your goals will be to manage the technical development from concept to
release and deliver great high-quality games that achieve franchise
initiatives, as well as attain their financial and schedule goals on time.

You will be part of the leadership team partnering with the VP of Production &
Product and work in conjunction with multiple cross-functional groups, ranging
from Activision executive leadership and development studios. You will use your
experience to improve the technical foundation of mobile, assess emerging
technologies and manage the integration/creation of various SDKs, as well as
drive key franchise initiatives with both developers and internal department
leads.

Responsibilities
* Defining 3-Year Technical Roadmaps for all technology within Activision
Publishing s Mobile team
* Providing technical guidance from a Mobile perspective throughout the
organization
* Auditing the technical quality of emerging technologies and integrations
* Auditing the technical quality of all major project milestones
* Defining Configuration Management, Automation and Operational strategies
in partnership with central teams
* Identifying and mitigating all technical risks for the Mobile team

Player Profile

Battle Tested Leader
* 7+ years leadership experience in the AAA, casual or mobile gaming
industry
* Minimum 2 full project cycles of experience managing at a Technical
Director capacity, running a large franchise project in the gaming
industry
* Experience with defining and leading platform initiatives
* Extensive experience with a breadth of programming languages and tools
* Constantly innovate how to improve product quality as well as group
productivity
* Ability to identify risks early and often and suggest mitigation
strategies that are thought through and consider multiple paths to a
solution
* Exceptional communication and leadership skills
* Strong influencing skills
* B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent-masters preferred
* Passion for making video games

Collaborator
* You speak other languages; specifically, the languages of marketing, PR,
sales, QA, CS, Localizations, Tech, AV, CRM, etc. Leading the Technical
aspects of the game is only part of the job, you ll need to collabora
with all kinds of diverse groups and people
* Experience effectively collaborating with internal teams and development
studios within the video game industry. You will only be as successful as
your relationship with the development teams allows you

Strategist_With_The_Skills_To_Execute
* High Technical acumen
* Business owner/operator mindset
* Never afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
* Facilitator who clear roadblocks in front of your team or the development
team

Organizer and Problem Solver
* There are always many balls in the air JUGGLE THEM ALL
* Can you take what looks to be impossible and make it possible through
ingenuity, creativity and any other means necessary to get the job done?

Your Platform

We re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams
across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other
corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica
is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with
unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in
the world.

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!

Activision has been changing the way people play for the past 40 years as t
leading developer and publisher of video games, our teams have created some of
the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking, and beloved entertainment franchises
in the industry. Ask anyone who works at Activision what their favorite thing
about it is, and they ll tell you it s the people. We have world class
brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success comes from people
producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee s
brilliance.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video
games; we are the creators of some of the world s biggest, most ground-
breaking titles in the industry. Our current portfolio includes Call of Duty
Skylanders , and Crash Bandicoot .

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California
with locations across the globe, is one of the largest and most successful
interactive entertainment companies in the world. Sitting at the intersection
of media, technology, and entertainment, our employees are some of the best and
brightest across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology. A member of
the S&P 500 Activision Blizzard is proud to be included as one of FORTUNE’s
"100 Best Companies To Work For ," "World’s Best Employers," as well as "Most
Admired Companies." In 2019 we were honored to receive a perfect score on our
entry to the Corporate Equality Index as a Best Workplace for LGBTQ
professionals and once again made Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative
Companies in Gaming.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will
continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may
be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our
business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin,
protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and
will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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