Studio Technical Director

Vancouver, BC
We're looking for an experienced Technical Director with a proven track record to lead our Studio Engineering teams as we launch high quality, fun, and memorable Blockchain games on mobile and PC. 

The ideal candidate is excited to improve the technical foundation of mobile and PC, assess emerging technologies and tackle complex problems related to game development on Blockchain technology. We’re looking for someone who can lead technical development from concept to release and deliver great high-quality games supported by some of the greatest franchises. 

A little about us:

Dapper Labs is the company behind CryptoKitties. Formed in February 2018, Dapper Labs was spun out of Axiom Zen to spread the benefits of decentralization through the power of play, fairness, and true ownership. Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others. CryptoKitties is the world’s most popular blockchain application outside of cryptocurrency exchanges.

What we’ll accomplish together:
  • Define the technical foundation of blockchain game development across multiple projects
  • Assess emerging technologies and manage the integration/creation
  • Audit the technical quality of emerging technologies and integrations
  • Define Configuration Management, Automation, and Operational strategies
  • Identify and mitigate all technical risks for the Mobile & PC team
  • Drive key franchise initiatives with both developers and internal department leads
A little about you:
  • Proven leadership experience in the AAA, mobile & PC gaming industry with a minimum 2 full project cycles of experience managing at a Technical Director level, running a large franchise project in the gaming industry
  • Experience defining and leading platform initiatives
  • Extensive experience with a breadth of programming languages and tools
  • Able to innovate and improve product quality as well as group productivity
  • Can define Technical Roadmaps for all aspects of game development and systems across a multi-team development studio of Mobile & PC teams
  • 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
  • The mindset of a business owner/operator
  • Never afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • Strong organizational & problem solving skills
  • A mindset to take what looks to be impossible and make it possible through ingenuity, creativity and any other means necessary to get the job done
  • Passionate about making video games
A little more about us:

Dapper team members are humble and curious entrepreneurs, builders, and tinkerers who share a passion to demystify blockchain technology and tap its potential to create change in the world. Our people are our greatest strength: our diverse crew flourishes in a distributed hierarchy where personal autonomy and professional growth are encouraged. We value our culture above else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Everyone here is a founder, and no one fits in a box. We’re all driven by an insatiable thirst for learning and development, and that’s what brings us together.

At Dapper Labs we recruit the best and foster an environment that empowers our team. That means a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and open-minded. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.   

Because we care about our Axioms, we work hard to provide perks that make their lives better by offering:
- Flexible vacation & remote work policy - most team members take between 15-20 days off per year, but we have no hard limit
- Diverse opportunities for learning and development
- On-site gym and fitness reimbursements
- Dog friendly office!

Check out our careers page to learn more about what other benefits we offer!