Technical Design Director

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-CA-San Diego | US-TX-Austin | US-WI-Madison | US-WA-Seattle | US
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking a Technical Design Director to join our studio for the development of our next AAA game. This is a chance to join an experienced group of developers in pre-production for a new IP.


This role will oversee the Technical Design vertical, scaling the team for production and leading group members to success in a new engine. A developer in this role will be a stakeholder for future engine development and collaborate closely with project directors, including design, engineering, and art leads.


  • Oversee tech design vertical and direction of its resources
  • Define the vision for tech design in a new engine, building on established parameters, that enables your team as problem-solvers
  • Advocate for tech design as a critical role in game development
  • Establish and reaffirm implementation philosophy for an entity component system (ECS) based engine
  • Collaborate with feature leads to allocate resources across the project to established and emergent areas of need
  • Help establish script implementation standards and best practices
  • Work with engineering leads on expanding the capabilities of the scripting system


  • 8+ years related experience 
  • Expertise in programming or developing in a visual scripting system
  • Experience in organizational managemnt and staffing
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-discipline development environment
  • Familiarity with the many types of assets from which a game is built
  • Comfortable with a development schedule that is playtest-driven and focused on iteration and polish
  • Strong understanding of the discrete elements game systems are built from, and the ability to problem solve both holistically and on a per-component basis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • An online portfolio which clearly demonstrates relevant work experience

Preferred Skills

  • Experience developing Multiplayer / Open World / Live-Service games
  • Familiarity with third-person action or roleplaying games
  • Experience with tools development as a customer
  • Strong public speaking skills

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