MovieStarPlanet is hiring a

Technical Director - Unity

København, Denmark

Technical Director - Unity

Would you like the opportunity to shape the architectural vision of one of the biggest social networks for kids in the world?

At MovieStarPlanet we are building a new platform that will enable the future development of our social network and games.

As our Technical Director, you will get the opportunity to work with a passionate team of brilliant developers and use your vast experience of Unity to guide them in building a scalable and maintainable Agile platform.

About The Job

Enabling Creativity

The core of our Social Network is friendship, fun and creativity. All our games have highly customizable avatars, playful and creative user generated content as well as friendships, chat and other social features. We also strive to make our games the safest social network on the planet.

Our new platform encapsulates all of these aspects, and then leaves the rest to the imagination. Our goal is to allow our feature teams to take the platform and build any new game that fits our network, without having to worry about compatibility to the core network.
In short, you will be enabling the creativity of our game teams, who in turn enable the creativity of millions of kids worldwide.

As the Technical Director you will be responsible for the iterative development of the platform architecture and the overall big picture.

Although your main role will be communicating the technical vision, you will start out with being slightly more hands on, iterating on the initial concept together with a very small team. 

With time, and as the team grows, you will help your peers master the Agile Engineering balance, while utilizing the strengths of each to the fullest. This will give you an opportunity to grow, both as an architect and as a mentor and leader, and we will offer you training and support as the role develops.

As Technical Director you will report to the Lead Programmer.

About You

  • You have 3-5 years experience designing and building game architectures using Unity
  • At least 8 years technical expertise coding in C++, C# or similar compiled languages
  • At least 2 years experience architecting systems of substantial complexity
  • You hold a degree in Computer Science or a similar field of study within software development
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You have deep understanding of Agile Engineering and Architecture
  • Expert knowledge of Design Patterns
  • Experience of memory management and optimization techniques
  • Experience of collaborating in a SCRUM environment with minimal supervision
  • Your English skills are excellent - verbally and in writing  

The following would also be a plus:

  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Applied knowledge of Network monitoring tools

You are self-motivated and enthusiastic, both when it comes to solving complex problems, learning about new technology, building a great solution and communicating your ideas. At the same time, you really like working with other brilliant developers and exchange ideas with your peers, always respecting the viewpoint of others.

You have a knack for explaining complex concepts in a simple way and can communicate smoothly across departments, with techs and non-techs alike.

You can foresee and identify issues, both local and across platforms, and can collaborate in working out their solutions. You always strive for the best quality, and take personal pride in developing a scalable, maintainable and stable platform that just rocks.

You love collaborating and troubleshooting with your team mates, and are willing to go an extra mile to help a team mate who is stuck with a tricky problem.

About Us

MovieStarPlanet ApS is the company behind the games and social networks for kids aged 8-13 years - MovieStarPlanet, BooniePlanet and BlockStarPlanet. In the virtual worlds each user designs their own MovieStar avatar, BlockStar and Boonie, which are used to play the games, engage and have fun with other friends. In the games there is a wide spread of options to dress-up, chat with friends, design looks, making movies and scrapbooks, design clothes, building robots and play mini games.

Launched in Denmark in 2009, MovieStarPlanet ApS has since experienced explosive growth. Currently, the games are live in 16 countries across 11 European markets as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Globally we rank among the most popular virtual worlds for the target group with more than 300 million registered profiles.

MovieStarPlanet ApS employs around 150 staff at the Headquarter based in the attractive surroundings of the new and modern part of Copenhagen called Ørestad, located very close to the city center and the metro line. Corporate language is English.

Why Work With Us?

Touch the lives of millions of kids every day. You will get to be part of a fast growing company, producing one of the most popular games/social networks in the world for kids. Your colleagues are highly qualified, creative and friendly people. We are very ambitious and strive to connect kids in the best social network by developing and supporting the world´s most inspiring social network for kids by delivering safe digital entertainment for fun, creativity and sharing. We believe in learning by doing and taking ownership of tasks and projects so you will be given a lot of freedom and responsibility from day one!

MovieStarPlanet has around 30 nationalities working with us, which provides a vibrant atmosphere. We value diversity and believe this contributes to a greater variety of viewpoints, a broader range of individual talents and professional experience. Passion for people and the products makes us an inspiring, fun, casual and challenging place to work and creates an environment where ideas can flourish.

‘Social’ is both what we do and who we are – so every week there is always a social event going on ranging from Friday bars to casual game nights to running clubs. We have a canteen in the building so lunch is served just downstairs and we offer free fruit and healthy snacks on a daily basis. For our future foreign colleagues it could be interesting to know that we offer 5 weeks of vacation for all nationalities (paid when earned), free child 1st sick day and the right to take up to 52 weeks of combined parental leave.

So if you want to work with passionate colleagues who care for kids and work hard every day to give them the best platform to have fun with their friends then MovieStarPlanet is the right place for you.

How To Apply

Please apply for this position online by clicking the "Apply for this position" button. Your application should contain the following:

  • A cover letter – including a short description of your educational background, working experience and why you are motivated to work at MovieStarPlanet
  • Your CV and exam results

Application deadline is as soon as possible. We will be holding interviews at the earliest convenience.  


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