Blackbird Interactive needs an experienced technical leader to own the IT infrastructure and development operations of the company.
The role will report to the Chief Operating Officer, with close ties to the Chief Technical Officer. Can you balance today's priorities with next year's goals to form and execute a technical plan to achieve both?
Can you build, guide and inspire a team of engineers and technology professionals to support the creative ambitions of multiple game teams?
Do you have a strong, hands-on understanding of information technology and the development process? Do you also care about people, and have a service-oriented perspective?
The Technical Operations Director provides technology solutions, support services, and development infrastructure and process to support BBI’s development of high quality games.
You will be leading two teams that are responsible for selecting, deploying, maintaining and optimizing technical infrastructure for the company.
You will support the studio in the use of this infrastructure, and evaluate and deploy a variety of development processes to empower game teams to make metrics-based decisions to maximize productivity and effectiveness.
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At Blackbird, we're all about being true to our roots. We started small in our CEO's garage, and even though we're expanding, our desire is to stick to that foundation of creativity, community, and collaboration.
Our team has proved that great ideas can come from any position in any discipline, so it's important to us to make sure every voice is heard.
Work / life balance is extremely important to us, and we've demonstrated that over the years by severely limiting over-time requirements.
whether it's lunch and learns, team events, or our generous vacation days, paid holiday closure and flexible schedules. We also try to provide every opportunity possible for our employees to spearhead R&D initiatives through our BlackOps program.
In short, don't expect to feel like a cog in a machine working for BBI. Due to COVID-19, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada, or currently in Canada on a work permit / visa.
With the exception of specifically on-site roles, all roles will commence as a work-from-home arrangement. This arrangement will be revisited as COVID-19 government regulations are eased.
Please send a cover letter with your resume and application. If applying for an artistic role, please provide a link to your portfolio and / or demo reel.
If you are interested in the role, please apply even if your experience and skills don’t perfectly match our ideal credentials.
We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. As an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
BBI does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and / or mental or physical disabilities.