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Technical Lead

Technical Lead - Development - Remote From Anywhere, United States of America

Job Title Technical Lead
Job Description

We are an indie game studio whose team is united by a shared passion for personal storytelling. Our current project is a narrative-driven 3D puzzle adventure game set in the Islamic Golden Age, which explores themes of grief and loss. We are seeking a Technical Lead to join us in our journey.

A Note on the Kind of Person We're Looking For

At our studio, we prioritize creating an inclusive and empathetic approach to game development. We are a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, as well as a small team where everyone wears multiple hats, and we value creating a positive and enjoyable working environment for all team members. As our Technical Lead, we need someone who is excited about and embraces this empathetic approach.

The Role

As the Technical Lead on our small team, you will be the primary technical stakeholder. This is a multi-faceted position which balances department ownership and collaboration with other leads; architecture; hands-on gameplay programming; and technical support.

You must be a team player with excellent communication and leadership skills, technical know-how, and a passion for our subjects.


  • Plan the technical roadmap of the game and define and execute its technical vision (including gameplay, infrastructure, 3rd party software, etc.)
  • Provide technical oversight to a capable set of partner team members.
  • Ensure that gameplay, core engine, tools, technical art, and platform goals are clearly defined and met.
  • Evaluate third-party technology and tools. Author documentation, set and communicate best practices and technical constraints of the engine and tools.


  • Unreal Engine 5 expertise
  • Experience in gameplay and animation programming
  • Experience with narrative-heavy, fully voiced 3D titles


  • End to end leadership experience on a similar project
  • Experience with 3rd party software such as Perforce (VCS), Articy (Narrative), Wwise (Audio)


  • Beginning ASAP
  • Fully remote with a distributed team based between the US West and East Coasts, Europe, and the Middle East

 About Lunacy Studios

We are designers, artists, storytellers, filmmakers, and musicians at the top of our fields who came to Lunacy Studios as a labor of love. Our members have forgone big studio projects out of a passion for creating culturally meaningful and emotional experiences. While we are from various backgrounds, we are brought together by a shared Arab heritage or an appreciation for Arab culture.


Sector Development
Category Technical Lead
Level Mid-Level
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Date Posted 25 April 2024
Recruiter Lunacy Studios
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