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Head of Engineering

Arcadia

Los Angeles, CA, US / San Francisco, CA, US / Montreal, CA / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 11/23/2022
  • Website: www.arcadia.tv
  • Company Address: 555 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20004

About Arcadia

Arcadia is a revolutionary sports platform where athletes replace avatars in stadium size video games. This is the convergence of sports and gaming unlike anything audiences have seen before.

Job Description

Arcadia is creating a new category in gaming unlike anything gamers or audiences have experienced before: SuperSports. It's the world's first gaming platform that combines Esports with traditional athletics. Instead of avatars, Arcadia Athletes use their bodies as controllers inside competitive video games - in front of live interactive audiences.

Esports + Traditional Sports = Arcadia. Check out our official launch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zx1ogda_GM

To accomplish this vision, we are leveraging the full power of Unreal Engine to merge game development, VR development, full body tracking, networking, virtual production and much more - and the Head of Engineering plays a central role in ensuring our success. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology and innovation, has a strong and diverse development background as well as leadership and planning experience in technically challenging projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a programming team to develop new games and improve the Arcadia platform.
  • Provide development strategies and time estimates for the various initiatives.
  • Collaborate with designers and artists to implement and refine gameplay features using the Unreal 4 game engine
  • Work with other departments to ensure the good integration of the gameplay code with the platform and other tools.
  • Balance coding, supporting team members, and management tasks
  • Establish clear coding best practices and lead regular code reviews
  • Ensure the quality, stability, and scalability of the product with the elaboration of tests and of a strong quality assurance process.
  • Anticipate, identify and articulate technical and developmental risks and obstacles, and generate solutions
  • Be the knowledge point relating to the Unreal Engine codebase.
  • Lead the network architecture and long term vision of the code base.
  • Participate in all project phases, from concept to maintenance.
  • Ensure the creation of strong technical documentation.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

  • Experience with building and leading engineering teams.
  • Excellent C++ skills and software engineering principles.
  • Thorough understanding of Unreal Engine 4 modules and design patterns.
  • Thorough understanding of Unreal Engine 4 Networking architecture.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and use Blueprints effectively.
  • The ideal candidate will be organized, able to work and coordinate on multiple projects while communicating with the team to meet goals.
  • Great attention to details and the will to deliver bug free releases.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

BONUS :

  • Experience in VR game development
  • Experience in test-driven development
  • Experience in Web development
  • Experience in DevOps
  • Experience in video production environments

We look forward to reviewing your application to The Arcadia Games!

Arcadia is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our customers.