Technical Director - Online Games - Sydney, Australia

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Job Reference: BBBH2554
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games Programming
Location: Sydney
Salary: Competitive Rate

A leading tech developer in Sydney is seeking an experienced Technical Director to lead a talented group of software engineers working on middleware technology, a record-breaking server technology behind many award-winning online games.
The latest InterNations survey found that the warm weather and the friendly attitude of the local residents, combined with a great work-life balance, make Sydney a top destination for moving abroad.

What you will do:
Product vision and strategic direction
• Provide vision and technical direction for middleware server technology
• Implement software engineering practices that support the delivery of multiple, concurrent, integrated software systems and applications
• Implement frameworks for the identification and mitigation of risks related to our software projects
• Oversee the evaluation, adoption and use of software tools, practices and culture that increase employee job satisfaction and productivity

Team management
• Inspire and motivate a dedicated team of software developers to create innovative products that deliver value to customers
• Provide coaching, mentoring and guidance to developers within the team

Project and release management
• Be accountable for the team's productivity and on-time delivery to customers
• Ensure timely identification and management of project risks and issues
• Report issues, risks and progress with mitigating strategies to project stakeholders
• Oversee project QA activities and ensure the team maintains high-quality control standards

Requirements:
• Extensive management and team leadership
• Excellent understanding of Agile/LeSS
• Ability to work with our existing development processes
• Experience working in Agile software development teams and as an Agile coach
• Well-developed, high-level liaison skills and a demonstrated ability to work with staff at different levels within the organization (including senior executives), as well as with external contacts and stakeholders. An ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds is also essential
• Readiness to travel overseas

This is a rare opportunity for well paid role to work in one of the world's most sought after locations. Interested? please send your CV to our retained recruiter, David Smith of Interactive Selection.

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Interactive Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. We are an equal opportunity recruitment agency that values diversity. We encourage clients to welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


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