nDreams

VP of Technology - Hybrid

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Description

nDreams has grown to a multi-studio company with multiple development teams using and growing our technology, pipelines and infrastructure.

The VP of Technology is a key hire for us. Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer, the role will also collaborate closely with the rest of the Executive Team, Heads of Studio, Technical Directors and the IT Infrastructure Architect.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and direct three distinct verticals within nDreams Central Technology Group:
    • Infrastructure & Live Operations
    • Core Technology (across multiple studios and teams)
    • nDreams R&D
  • Coordinate the activities of Central Technology Group with Heads of Studio and Technical Directors to ensure alignment and maximise technology re-use and process efficiency.
  • Collaborate with the CDO, Heads of Studios and Technical Directors to build the Central Technology Group organisational structure.
  • Define and champion the nDreams technical roadmap and strategy to align with evolving business needs and objectives.
  • Ensure that critical dependencies between Central Technology, Studios and Projects are met, setting appropriate goals and priorities.
  • Evaluate and iterate nDreams technical pipelines, processes, infrastructure, and coding standards to deliver a future-proofed development environment.
  • Coordinate R&D / prototyping prioritisation and overall accountability for the delivery of meaningful output
  • Plan and Prioritise Central Technology projects and resources
  • Track cost-benefit analysis of effort against given activities and provide an audit trail to support R&D tax claims and IP capitalisation of technology assets as they are developed
  • Recruitment for the Central Technology Group and support of technical recruitment for the studios
  • Central Technology Group appraisals and performance management
  • Due diligence and evaluation of third-party software components
  • Fiscal responsibility for the Central Technology Group
  • Progress reporting to CDO and Executive Stakeholders

Requirements

Who are we looking for?

  • Experience as game development Technical Lead, with multiple shipped games on a variety of hardware platforms.
  • Experience developing with Unreal, familiar with the tools and associated technologies of typical game development pipelines.
  • An excellent communicator, equally comfortable presenting at both Team and Boardroom level
  • Can translate complex technologies and processes into easily digestible information
  • A pragmatic and diplomatic individual who is able to balance the needs and requirements of multiple stakeholders and their competing priorities
  • Experience of online feature development, VR and/or AR will be an advantage
  • Benefits

    Who we are

    We are nDreams, a world-leading game developer and publisher with nearly a decade of VR specialism. Combining a drive to push technological boundaries with proven gaming excellence, we are the team who set the standard for VR action games with Fracked and the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

    With our team’s triple-A credentials and sensibilities, alongside bespoke VR technologies, we’ve got the skillset, processes and creative vision to deliver innovative, high-end games for all VR platforms and genres. If it’s VR gaming, you will find nDreams at the forefront of it.

    Our projects continue to advance the present and define the future of VR. Want to be a part of it? Apply today to join a studio with a state-of-the art collaborative workflow and diverse talents assembled from world-leading games developers and publishers.

    Why nDreams?

    Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR. We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings as an independent studio, we combine amazing projects and considerable scale with a personal, caring touch.

    We offer great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, as well as regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more. Our newly refurbished nDreams studio space has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).

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