Technical Director - External Games

Netflix

Netflix

IT
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Netflix is revolutionizing entertainment. We connect people with movies and television globally by delivering outstanding content and technological innovation.
This is your chance to be at the forefront of Netflix’s new video game offering. We will bring these new experiences to market through the world's leading streaming entertainment app with 260 million paid memberships in over 190 countries who are already enjoying TV series, documentaries, and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages.
Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and now they can play mobile and (early) cloud games anytime, anywhere with a collection of Netflix curated and produced Games.
The External Games team Technical Director will work as part of the External Games leadership team to support delivering external developer partners’ games successfully to our members. The ideal candidate is excited to leverage broad games engineering leadership and strategic experience partnering with producers, business development, and our internal Netflix product and technology teams.
An ideal team member has a deep understanding of the technology considerations having collaborated on multi-discipline teams to build and release a wide variety of games with both client and backend/live service considerations as well as their implications to business, production, and design. This leader will get deeply involved in numerous efforts, including but not limited to developer partner and project due diligence and deal signing, service and platform integrations, influence, and game and portfolio health; previous experience in similar roles in publishing-oriented organizations is also ideal.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Head of External Games and Head of Tech for Games Studios on the broader technical and engineering strategy to ensure dots are connected across the organization
  • Accountable for Technical Leadership across External Games including External developers, the games they are creating, and cross-functional partnerships
  • Connecting Strategy to Technical Considerations and Opportunities and supporting BD and Producers to execute with these considerations in mind
  • Partnering with BD and cross-functional teams on External Developer due diligence
  • Drive highly effective collaboration across multiple cross-functional partners and External Games, primarily with Partner Engineers, Platform, Product, Games Technology, and Cloud Streaming Teams.
  • Partner with Engineering on supporting the needs of developers specific to the games they are releasing on Netflix
  • Partner with Engineering and Product on TRCs and Security requirements to ensure they filter correctly to our External Developers

Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Technical Director in both publishing and game development is a must
  • 8+ years experience shipping multiple games (social, F2P, mobile, web, console, handheld)
  • Experience with multiple complex engineering problems across a variety of genres
  • Familiarity/expertise in a wide spectrum of game-relevant technologies including Unity, Unreal, “custom” engines, backend services and systems, game platforms, etc.
  • Excellent communication approach with the ability to work with a variety of people
  • Ability to influence direction, without relying on positional authority
  • An uncanny knack for arriving at solutions through unconventional methods and developing a plan to put them into action
  • Passionate about playing and creating games
Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top-of-market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $100,000 - $500,000 USD.
Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more details about our Benefits here.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.