Tech Director
Europe · Remote
Expert · Full time
Posted 3 years ago
Piepacker is a cloud social gaming platform. We recreate the feeling of playing old school console and arcade games in your living room, but now online and with friends. Our platform adds a new social dynamic to the experience through video chat, snapchat’s style 3D filters and new game modes like battle royale.
We are led by an experienced team of ex Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Docker, EA, King and other top tech companies. Piepacker is a YCombinator company and backed by top VC firms.
We're at the stage where we're scaling our game development studio as one of our key units. This is an incredible opportunity to join a booming company in its growth phase. Driven by a strong inclusive culture, we welcome self starting, fast learning, talented people wishing to start and manage unique, and challenging projects where collaboration (internal and external) is everything.
We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, collaboration-oriented, Tech Director to join our game development studio and work on a new and groundbreaking game.

What you will be doing:

  • As a Tech Director, you will mentor/develop a small team of developers, shape the future of the tech team, and also work very hands-on during the whole game development process. As part of the development team you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your programming expertise.
  • You’ll have the challenge of setting the overall tech direction and vision for a new and groundbreaking game, and ultimately for the whole game development studio.
  • You will directly manage, mentor and develop a small team of developers, and make sure the technical team is optimally staffed to tackle current and future challenges.
  • You will be very hands-on during the development and deliver high quality and well- structured code.
  • You will work with the teams to ensure that processes are in place to ensure the right tradeoffs between quality and delivery speed.
  • You will work with the team to set coding standards and ensure they are followed.
  • You will facilitate inclusive technical discussions within the team, act as the tie breaker where necessary.

What are looking for (requirements for the role):

  • You have significant experiences in game development (at least 8-10 years of experience).
  • You have experience managing and developing small team(s) of developers.
  • You possess best-in-class coding knowledge in various programming language (C# and LUA are a must).
  • Strong knowledge about Unity
  • You have excellent communication and leadership skills with experienced inter- team tech communication.
  • You have excellent Incident and Crisis management skills, and remain calm and methodically work through the process from mitigation to retrospective and feed the results back into our day to day operations.
  • You are able to clearly document and present technical detail for a variety of audiences.
  • You are able to facilitate discussions, ensure everyone participates and that a path forward is agreed.
  • You possess excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • You work in a humble and open manner, with a willingness to both teach and learn from your colleagues.
  • You must speak and write English.

Experience that would be great for you to have (or you'd be excited about acquiring)

  • Previous experience with retro classics and/or retro-style games.
  • Previous experience with multiplayer and/or co-op games.
  • Strong affinity with platform- and game-creation systems.


  • Unlimited vacations (minimum 5 weeks).
  • Monthly well-being allowance (mental help, sport, massage, etc.).
  • Home office allowance.
  • Fully remote & Flexible working hours.
  • Equal pay policy.
  • Equal maternity and paternity leave (18 weeks).
  • Maternity/Paternity grant of $3k (out of Europe) or 2,5k euros (in Europe).
  • Stock option plan.
  • Competitive health insurance compensation a one-to-one basis, depending on geographical location & company's policy.
  • Extra benefits depending on the geographical location.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Full remote. The candidate must be within +/- 1hour of CET time zone.
We are still very happy you applied and we do wish you good luck.
Looking forward to (hopefully) meeting you and chatting about games :) !
Why Piepacker?
At the heart of Piepacker’s mission is the creation of a new way to share games with friends and family: a free online place for gamers to play and hangout together, with video cameras, bringing back the golden era of multiplayer couch gaming. In a world of constraining internet connections and paid services, we think differently: we are building a free, “low-tech” friendly platform for everyone to jump in, directly from their browser. Our platform is social by design and packed with fun games curated by our community. We want to create new virtual social spaces that fundamentally diverge from today's typical social networks, focusing a lot less on appearance and a lot more on experience. We are building a social gaming platform for all gamers who enjoy playing together.
Our startup has been growing very quickly since the end of 2020, attracting more than 40 gaming talents from developers and social media experts to designers. In June 2021, we introduced our cloud gaming beta platform featuring 80+ licensed games, including titles from industry-renowned publishers such as Codemasters, Interplay, Team 17, and Data East. Discovered and supported by Y Combinator (Twitch, Reddit, Stripe, etc), our board of advisors include former SEGA EO Kenji Matsubara, Zynga co-founders Justin Waldron and Tom Bollich, Crunchyroll’s Kun Gao, and Humble Bundle’s Jeffrey Rosen. 
With almost half a million users who have joined us so far, our teams are prepping for our next chapter and are on the lookout for talented and motivated folks who share our passion  for gaming and want to make a real impact while embracing a true startup spirit (autonomy, transparency, user centric).
Piepacker is an equal opportunity employer and we proudly value and promote diversity in our team. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, World of Warcraft faction or disability status.
More info here on our mission, culture and team!
Piepacker is a free cloud gaming platform to hang out and plays premium retro games online.
Size:  11-50 employees
Funding Level:  Early-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  $0.6 M
Year Founded:  2020
Y Combinator
Kima Ventures
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