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Technical Director, Platform & Tools

Engineering | San Francisco Area | Full Time

Job Description

Do you have what it takes to create the core engine and tools for multiple high profile AAA mobile titles? Nifty Games is hiring a Technical Director, Platform & Tools to lead the development of the core technology and tools behind our upcoming titles: NFL Clash and NBA Clash, and pave the way for all future titles.


  • 6-8 years of shared tools engineering or shared platform development experience

  • 5+ years of technical leadership experience in launching games and running a large-scale live service

  • Deep knowledge in one of the following languages: C#, C or C++

  • Extensive experience developing and supporting titles built in Unity

  • Cloud-based System Admin and DevOps experience to setup, manage, and optimize infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Splunk)

  • Experience building tools that support multiple teams working at various stages of development


  • Lead the Platform, Tools, and DevOps engineering teams, whose responsibilities include shared platform technology, DevOps, Build Jobs, Admin Tools, Unity Editor Tools, Publishing Tools, and App Performance & Optimization Tools

  • Work with the VP of Engineering to set the System Admin, security, delivery and versioning strategies, documentation, and onboarding direction for Nifty company wide

  • Own the Nifty Platform roadmap, including defining deliverables, prioritization, and scheduling

  • Coordinate with the Game, Product, Design, Community, CS, and QA teams to ensure their needs are met, prioritized, and expectations are well-communicated

  • Coordinate codebase strategies with the VP of Engineering and define and enforce delivery and versioning strategies, documentation, and onboarding

  • Support our key partner relationships including Microsoft, Unity, Quantum, Amazon, and other third party vendors

  • Identify and champion moving useful game-specific features and tools into the Nifty Platform

Desired qualifications:

  • Passion for mobile gaming and professional sports

  • Ability to jump into the trenches to contribute to the codebase and toolset to help realize your vision

  • Savvy understanding of source control and branch/version management (Perforce and Git is a bonus)

  • College degree or similar is preferred

Nifty Games, Inc is an equal opportunity employer with offices in Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Greater Los Angeles region. This role can be placed in any location. Nifty Games is a venture-funded games developer & publisher focused on quick session, head-to-head sports games for mobile devices. Nifty Games is a proud partner of the NFL, NFLPA, NBA & NBPA.  Learn more at Nifty Games, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will be exercising caution with all employees, and are not requiring employees to work on-site at this time. This role will likely be starting in a "work from home" capacity until conditions allow for a safe return to the office.