At Deep Silver FISHLABS we have over 12 years of experience and 120 million installs under our belt. Having rocked the indie circuit for quite some time, we joined the Deep Silver / Koch Media family in late 2013. Today, we are one of three internal development studios run by our parent company, alongside Deep Silver Volition in the US and Deep Silver Dambuster Studio in the UK.

We specialize in high-end 3D games across a broad range of platforms – be it classic systems such as console and mobile or new hardware like Apple TV and Nintendo Switch. Our award-winning portfolio includes the blockbuster space action shooter Manticore - Galaxy on Fire (available on the Nintendo eShop) and the tactical zombie brawler Dead Island: Survivors

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Engineering Director (m/f)

Your Crew

In this cross-project function you will be a central point of contact for all technology-related issues. Therefore you will work closely with and be part of at least two teams. Both highly motivated and eager to share and discuss ideas, future technologies, or pizza with you. The latter maybe with some reservation...

Your Mission

  • Define and be accountable for the technical standards, architecture and performance of the products, ensuring that the efforts of the engineering team are in sync with the studio or product vision and any core game pillars.
  • Own the strategy for maintaining the robustness and technical viability of any products deployed or in development.
  • Own the technical strategy for gathering development and production telemetry to drive the future improvement of products and processes.
  • Have full awareness of the work that the engineering team is committed to.
  • Provide hands-on support and dive deep into programming yourself when necessary.
  • Provide technical feedback on the suitability of existing software solutions.
  • Ensure that the game code team leads are kept up to date with key project decisions and directives.
  • Collaborate with the Studio Development Director and Project Management team to ensure the engineering team is working within the defined scope of the product. 
  • Collaborate with external partners and where necessary engage in work activities out of the office.
  • Be first point of contact for group IT and Engineering Leads of our sister studios.

Your Skillset

  • Bachelor/Master degree in computer/software engineering, electronics or related discipline
  • 5+ years in a senior software engineering role
  • Experience in the games industry, ideally working on console games
  • A good understanding of business needs, technological trends and competitor activities
  • Strong communication skills and proactive working attitude
  • Very good English language skills, German language skills would be a plus
  • Ideally a full stack background including the following technologies: Unreal Engine, C++
  • Solid project management skills

Mission Support

  • Here’s to you! Fresh fruit, free beverages and special conditions for gym membership
  • Do it! Personal responsibility, freedom and short decision-making routes
  • The Unit! Open office, friendly atmosphere and with professionals always willing to lend a hand
  • There you are! Centrally located, bright and modern offices where creativity flourishes
  • Have Fun!Of course play some games along the way
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