Technical Director (m/f/d)

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For more than 15 years at FISHLABS we have been creating award-winning, chart-topping games that have been brought to life on millions of screens. At our core, we are a Studio for gamers, by gamers, and a reference in developing premium games with deep and engaging experiences across platforms.
As part of PLAION and alongside our Deep Silver sister studios across the globe, we create stunning immersive experiences that inspire millions of players worldwide.
We are looking to continue building on our success with humble but talented and creative people who have a passion for making outstanding games and want to be at the forefront of gaming.
Are you ready for the challenge? Join us! This is going to be a thrilling ride.

Your Mission

As the Technical Director, you will oversee the engineering efforts of one of our projects. You are responsible for building and coaching the team. You make sure we have a sound technical roadmap and vision. You establish quality and performance standards. You interact with partners and other teams to leverage shared knowledge and technology. Ultimately, you push our games to be the best they can technically be.
  • Build the technical vision and strategy
    • Work closely with other directors to manage the engineering team
    • Contribute to scheduling and scoping of our projects
    • Optimize our technical setup and infrastructure to fit our needs
    • Establish roadmaps, standards, guidelines, and best practices
    • Take initiatives and push teams to create the best possible technology
    • Identify and evaluate new technologies and products
    • Identify and mitigate technical risks
  • Lead, coach and mentor technical leads and team members
    • Provide career growth plans to our engineers and leads
    • Always strive to improve our technology and practices
    • Attract, hire, and retain top engineers
    • Inspire the team to take on ambitious goals and to innovate
  • Build relationships with external and internal partners
    • Drive cross-team and cross-studio knowledge sharing of best practices together with other Directors
    • Be the technical contact for our partners
  • Confidently provide hands-on advice
    • Be prepared to jump in when needed
    • Oversee the quality and performance of our code

Your Skillset

  • At least 7 years experience in a technical leadership position
  • At least 1 AA - AAA game shipped on consoles or PC
  • At least 15 years of software development experience
  • Bachelor‘s degree in Computer Science (or comparable experience)
  • Extensive hands-on experience in C++ and at least one more programming language
  • Experience in multiple areas of game development (gameplay, AI, tools, engines, audio, etc.)
  • Experience developing, debugging, and optimizing for consoles and PC
  • Experience with technical infrastructure and tools (continuous integration, source control, etc.)
  • Mastery of good software engineering practices
  • Experience recruiting and growing teams
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Willing to relocate to the greater Hamburg, Germany area and be on-side weekly

Bonus skills:
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Experience working on multi-platform titles
  • Experience working with remote teams

Mission Support

We are just as passionate about our games as we are about their creators (Could that be you?!). Your job comes with personal responsibility, freedom and short decision-making routes. And most importantly - A motivated, international team full of fellow gamers.
The studio is located in a bright, modern office, right in the center of Hamburg. With a selection of benefits for all our staff: Including discounted gym membership, fresh fruit and a variety of free drinks. A healthy work-life balance is important to you? For us too! That’s why we are also awarded as a family-friendly workplace. Coming from abroad? No problem! We also offer relocation packages.

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Get In Touch!

Did we spark your interest? We are looking forward to your application. Simply click on the button below and apply by uploading your CV.
If you have any further documents which you think might be worth sharing to underline your background and talents, we are happy to receive them as well. If you have questions regarding the application just drop us an e-mail at An application via our online tool is preferred.
  • Lena Behring
  • HR Manager
  • +49 40 - 888 800 221