Technical Director, SDK

Spark Dev Support · Frisco/Remote, Texas
Department Spark Dev Support
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Technical Director, SDK

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 an SDK Technical Director to join the Spark teams and steer a group of engineers to build the most developer friendly SDK in the industry for our online game engine. Spark is a platform and online game engine supporting both internal and external titles. 


- Continually seek to understand the challenges facing game developers and players
- Collaborate with others from many disciplines to deliver high quality online features to a large portfolio of games
- Serve, mentor, and protect a team of brilliant engineers
- Bring together influences and feedback from disparate perspectives into unifying direction,  goals, and priorities
- Establish performance objectives and provide ongoing feedback and coaching to help your team feel growth and satisfaction
- Continually seek to understand software development best practices and tools to help us maintain quality and high developer satisfaction for all ( Software development practices )

- An excellent listener and communicator, both written and verbal
- An experimental and data driven mindset
- Pursues an ideal week that prioritizes a focus on the team much more than digging into engineering tasks
- 5+ years of experience leading, managing a team, and setting direction
- 5+ years of experience as a software developer in any language
- 3+ years of experience working with C, C++

Bonus Points
- Game industry experience, though we welcome different perspectives!
- Familiarity with Unreal Engine or Unity
- Experience in a Software as a Service organizations
- Experience programmatically interacting with microservice API architectures

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/Remote, Texas
  • Department
    Spark Dev Support
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience