Associate Technical Director

Publishing · Frisco, Texas
Department Publishing
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor


Associate Technical Director, Publishing


The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit


Gearbox is looking for a technical leader to join our high-caliber publishing team. In this role, you will help multiple external teams bring their vision to audiences worldwide. The ideal candidate has experience working in the development trenches in direct or indirect leadership roles and is familiar with all aspects of game development and publishing-related responsibilities. You will be expected to communicate with varying roles and teams with a high degree of emotional intelligence. The right fit will deliver world-class entertainment experiences by working across the publishing and game teams to help find effective solutions to challenging problems.

This position allows for remote work in certain states. 




  • Efficiently support project team’s day to day, helping to identify technical risks/issues and guide them throughout the development process
  • Oversight on the construction of a diverse portfolio of games, assisting various teams from development, publishing and production
  • Help define and review external milestone deliverables
  • Work with production staff and other leads to establish engineering goals and subsequent schedule requirements across multiple disciplines of programming and technology to keep projects on time and on budget
  • Provide feedback for titles in all stages of development, from inception to release
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in processes/tools, and direct implementation of these initiatives with the goal of improving game quality, team efficiency, and fostering a positive work atmosphere
  • Maintain communications with all team members, team leads and executive management




  • 3+ years of leadership experience as Lead Programmer, Senior Engineer, or Associate Technical Director at a video game studio or publisher
  • 3+ years software development experience
  • Shipped at least two AAA titles (console, PC, or mobile)
  • Experience identifying and assisting external teams
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages and operating system environments
  • Expert knowledge in one or more major functional areas of game development and publishing:
    • Audio
    • Graphics
    • Gameplay
    • Engine Systems
    • Tools and Pipeline
    • Release Engineering
    • Backend and cloud services
    • Online / Multiplayer gameplay
  • Understanding of risk management principles and demonstrated ability to put them into practice
  • Customer-service-oriented, doing what it takes to help partners succeed while setting clear boundaries of responsibility

Bonus Points For:

  • Unity Engine or Unreal Engine 4 experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or applicable field or equivalent experience


**Relocation assistance available**


Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. 

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor