Lead Technical Director, Gaming and VR

MLB Advanced Media, New York, NY

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MLB Advanced Media is looking to immediately fill a Lead Technical Director position. The Technical Director is responsible for the entire MLB Advanced Media engineering team, in close coordination with the other leads. The TD is critical in our mission to create the best user experience and game quality. As the cornerstone of a growing team, your mission will be to help build and manage the development of all of our games on multiple platforms.


  • Supervises and participates in all aspects of projects from staffing to technology/tools
  • Works closely with other departments to define the technical requirements and restrictions for projects
  • Provides expertise in design, programming, debugging, optimization
  • Offers exceptional analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Programs different game modules
  • Creates, or supervises development of, the necessary tools for other teams
  • Recommends solutions and approves schedules
  • Manages the programming team including employee performance evaluation and code reviews
  • Actively participates in recruitment


  • Degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years experience in game systems programming
  • Expert knowledge of 3D programming
  • 5+ years of recent experience in the video game industry on AAA, iOS and/or Android games
  • Advanced experience in core engine development, networking, mobile development, gameplay, and tool development
  • Shipped multiple games as Lead Developer or Lead Programmer
  • Must have released at least one game on a current-generation game console
  • Knowledge of the technical pipeline and all the processes needed to make a game
  • Exceptional leadership, communication and team management skills
  • Able to optimize code size and speed to take full advantage of the capabilities of current generation of game platforms
  • Lifelong personal interest in video games with a solid knowledge of the field
  • Experience with modern commercial game engines
  • All qualified candidates will have a technical assessment as part of the interview process for this position
  • Love of baseball, baseball games/simulations is a big plus

We truly believe we offer a unique combination of opportunities for any game developer:

  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of game developers in NYC
  • The opportunity to work on award-winning and complex apps and systems
  • The opportunity to have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions
  • The opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Amazing benefits including - 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision

About MLB Advanced Media

About us

New York City's largest born-and-bred tech startup, MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) is a full service solutions provider delivering world-class digital experiences for more than 16 years and distributing content through all forms of interactive media. Its digital leadership and capabilities are a direct result of an appreciation for designing dynamic functionality for web, mobile applications, and connected devices while integrating live and on-demand multimedia, providing valuable products for millions of fans around the globe. MLBAM also develops, deploys and distributes the highest-grossing sports app, At Bat, as well as manages live video content for dozens of sports, news and entertainment clients through its technology subsidiary, BAMTech.

BAMTech is a leading technology services and video streaming company owned by MLBAM, The Walt Disney Company and the National Hockey League. Its proprietary technology provides direct-to-consumer video solutions, especially for live events with high viewership, offering viewers high-quality visuals anytime, on any device. Its video platform back-end technology provides flexibility to personalize and enhance content-viewing experiences and is capable of serving live content to tens of millions of consumers around the world. BAMTech's growing roster of sports, news and entertainment clients includes HBO NOW, the NHL, MLB, the PGA TOUR, WWE Network, Riot Games/League of Legends and Ice Network. It also is designing and developing a new multi-sport direct-to-consumer product that will deliver consumers access to a variety of live global professional and collegiate sporting events, expected to launch in 2017. Through a partnership with Discovery, BAMTech also jointly formed BAMTech Europe to represent its expansion into Europe and provide technology services to a broad set of clients across the continent, including Eurosport's digital products.

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