Engineering Director role at Epic Games in Cary

Epic Games in Cary is hiring a Engineering Director

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At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

Engineering at Epic

What we do

Unreal projects have been leading the pack of real-time entertainment with our constantly growing team of engineering experts.  We’re always improving on the tools and technology that empower content developers worldwide.

What You'll Do

We are seeking an experienced engineering leader to direct the technical approach and execution for a main internal project in the Fortnite ecosystem. They will be responsible to drive several engineering teams to be capable of meeting any technical challenge that may arise, curating the staffing levels across the various engineering specializations, providing critical technical insight and feedback, supporting project planning from the engineering perspective. They will align project technical decisions to lead the project engineering team from the idea, to a successful live online multiplayer game.

In this role, you will

  • Have the ability to align disparate audiences, both clarifying complex technical issues for non-engineering stakeholders and translating the needs of production and marketing for low-level developers
  • Be able to articulate challenges, risks, and trade-offs in a constructive way
  • Ensure feature request requirements are clear, consistent, and achievable
  • Regularly both manage and mentor engineering leads and individual contributors
  • Communicate clearly and directly with no aversion to difficult conversations,
  • Work with the engineering Leads to establish and refine our development roadmap
  • Communicate cross-discipline with Design, Art, UI, and Production to understand the goals and requirements of features to be implemented
  • Challenge and align technical decisions across disciplines that lead the project to success.
  • Help take critical technical decisions that will sustain the live aspect of the game

What we're looking for

  • A technical leader who excels at giving feedback and has demonstrated capabilities facilitating team success
  • Experience in shipping AAA titles across multiple platforms
  • Experience with the unique challenges of creating and maintaining large-scale, live, online multiplayer games, with a focus on advanced networking, real-time physics, and dynamic, interoperating services
  • Advanced C++ skills and experience with scripting languages, low-level debugging, and optimization
  • Impeccable problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience collaborating with and managing relationships with both internal teams and external partners.
  • Deep expertise in the product lifecycle for games, such as generating detailed technical requirements, assembling capable teams, executing said requirements, and building robust support systems to manage them
  • Architecting and building solutions in multiple areas of expertise – Gameplay, Graphics, Audio, UI, Networking and Physics
  • Passionate about personal development, taking advantage of opportunities to continuously improve
  • Bachelor's degree in CS or other relevant technical field, 7+ years of game industry experience in an engineering role, and 3+ years in technical leadership roles, across multiple project/hardware cycles desired
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 5


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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