R&D Director

Shanghai | Ho Chi Minh city | Paris
About the position: 

Preferably based in Shanghai (Ho Chi Minh and Paris also a possibility)
Position will require limited travel to our different locations

  • Report to CEO
  • Define and prioritise with Management team the software application solutions and tools needed to align with business and production needs
  • Define company tools interaction and integration in a global architecture
  • Build a development and deployment plan with a yearly roadmap and propose associated budget
  • Supervise internal and external programming teams to develop and enhance the existing pipelines and tools
  • Manage communication with vendors for tools development and deployment
  • Follow TD and development teams priorities (7 persons) and ensure proper tracking of tasks is done.
  • Coordinate with IT Department for efficient use of system resources
  • Chair weekly meetings with all studios of the group to coordinate needs, actions and share tools / methods
  • Report to management on the progress of the Roadmap completion
  • Evangelise the tools to the production leads
  • 10-15 years relevant development leadership experience, with two years as head of function in a growing company preferred
  • Experience managing applications development, security and deployment
  • Working knowledge of Python, Pymel, Maya, optionally Max, Nuke, Scripting
  • Render dispatching (Ideally Muster)
  • Good knowledge of the workflow for video-games production and/or Animated TV series, and of each department specifics
  • Excellent project management skills, service and results oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent reading and writing skills in English (Daily communication with an international team)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Information Systems or related field


Please send us your CV via [email protected](Shanghai).  


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