Build Your Way
You have the experience, now apply it in an entrepreneurial space where you can contribute without committee meetings and move the needle.
You will work with code from the server backend to presentation on the client, touching all aspects of software development across our projects.
Lead and Mentor
We only work in small teams, which creates ample opportunities for senior developers to lead and mentor peers around them, raising our quality bar.
Lionheart Games is looking for an experienced “Technical Director” (C++ online game development required) who won’t just direct, review code, or share opinions on our games, but will also execute and produce well-written code themselves. Gaming is more than just a job for you; it’s a passion, lifestyle, and healthy obsession. You’re motivated to solve challenging problems and create an incredible user experience that is smooth and without interruption from technical problems. You know the best way to do this is hands-on, surrounded by game artists, programmers, designers, and others who share your passion and drive.
People successful in this role are intellectually curious and comfortable filling many roles on a team with minimal oversight. You thrive in an entrepreneurial and independent environment, and you’re not afraid to take calculated risks and trust in others. Everyone at Lionheart Games is excited about creating the best anime games possible, and we empower one another to learn and grow from our experiences. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.
Develop mobile games using C++
Involvement in all areas of game development, including, graphics programming, game logic, AI, user interface, game enhancements, engine defect corrections, and other technical matters related to performance
Support and contribute new ideas to game design and code architecture
Write clear, maintainable, and portable code
Independently design and develop complete solutions from scratch
Proactively identify technical risks and issues for the team
Contribute to the technical design documentation process
Understand and articulate the trade-offs between technical and design choices, and solve for the best player experience
Mastery of C++ in a game development environment and fluency in several other languages
Knowledge of different game technologies (AI, gameplay, graphics, tools, physics, etc.)
Planning experience as a lead or above for an online, multiplayer released game, with key contributions and design responsibility for critical components
Thrive in an environment of independence and responsibility without assigned tasks
Great interpersonal skills; humility and respect when receiving comments from your team
Unreal Engine 4 and/or mobile game development experience
Passion for mobile games and software development
10+ years of applicable games industry experience
Graduate (or higher) education in the field of Computer Science
Experience with free-to-play and/or online multiplayer games for mobile devices
Our team at Lionheart Games enjoys best-in-class benefits and amenities, which include competitive compensation, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) with matching contributions, medical, dental, vision, and more. At the studio, we make sure your favorite snacks and beverages are stocked. We also offer free gym memberships, as well as a great creative environment located at Atlantic Station with shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. To apply, please complete the entire form below.
Application for "Technical Director"
Frequently Asked Questions
For Careers at Lionheart Games
With COVID-19, are you accepting applications for remote employment?
While everyone is encouraged to work remote during the pandemic, all positions require relocation to Atlanta, Georgia within 30 days of acceptance. Once you move here, you may continue to work from home or come into the studio — the decision will be up to you until we feel it’s safe to return.
I'm worried about joining a start-up. How can I know if it's right for me? What if you run out of funding?
Lionheart Games is well-capitalized, and our CEO maintains a strong relationship with our investor. But, of course, there are no guarantees our studio will continue forever — which is true for most businesses (even very successful, large studios have layoffs). You shouldn’t worry about funding, but instead focus on what it means to be an entrepreneur with us.
Game development is challenging, and you will work a lot. If that doesn’t bother you and you’re passionate about making games with people who love them, watching anime in theaters, discussing anime in great detail, collecting waifus/husbandos in gacha games, and giving your very best even if that means less time for other things, then we might be a fit for you. If you aren’t bothered by ambiguity, are self-improving, love to learn on your own, and want to be the best professional you can be, then we might be a fit for you. These are questions to focus on, and to be honest with yourself about. Our studio is not for everyone, but for the people here it’s pretty great.
I don't see any open positions for internships or co-ops, do you accept applications for those?
Yes — but on a per project and as needed basis. If you are local to Georgia, we do our best to post these opportunities on your school’s job board. However, feel free to contact us directly with your credentials and cover letter even if you don’t see a posting. We don’t accept interns or co-ops from outside Georgia.
Do you offer relocation assistance?
Yes, we provide reimbursement for qualified relocation expenses up to a specified cap in your offer letter.
I heard Lionheart Games is "flat," what does that mean?
That’s correct; we don’t use formal job titles (except for certain outward facing roles) and there are no managers. When you are surrounded by people with substantial knowledge, skills, and experience in their disciplines, it’s better to trust them and move out of the way than to manage them. Of course, this leads to greater responsibility and risk in the hands of individuals, but we enjoy this model and feel it works well to remove traditional barriers that sometimes stifle creativity and greatness.
How long will it take for me to hear from you?
Due to volume, we do not respond to all applications. If you are selected for an interview, you will typically hear back from us within 1-2 weeks. However, on some occasions, we may keep your application on file and reach out much later than that when there is an open position that matches your qualifications.
If you apply and do not hear from us, don’t be discouraged and feel free to re-apply in 6-12 months when you have built up more experience in the relevant field.