Technical Director, Virtual Production & Unreal Engine

Website Dark Slope Inc.

Dark Slope’s accomplished team of trailblazers and advanced spatial and virtual production technologies combine to bring quality television and unforgettable immersive experiences to life for clients and partners including Marblemedia, Aircraft, Insight Productions, Nickelodeon International, Dave & Busters, Hasbro, Epic Games, NBC Peacock, Wildbrain, TVOntario, WarnerMedia and more. Dark Slope is recognized as a Realscreen Trailblazer for their impact on the scripted and unscripted industries (2023), and as a North America Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ (2022) and Canadian Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ (2022).


The Role

The Technical Director, Virtual Production & Unreal Engine will be integral to the day-to-day operations of the virtual production stage, ensuring the seamless integration of technology and creativity. This role demands a balance of technical expertise, leadership skills, and a deep understanding of the unique challenges of virtual production.


Core Responsibilities

Software Development Expertise:

  • Exhibit mastery in all aspects of software development, with a special focus on Unreal Engine.
  • Lead the development and implementation of advanced software solutions to enhance the efficiency and capabilities of the virtual production stage.


Tool Building and Automation:

  • Direct and support a team of developers in the creation of bespoke automation tools tailored to the specific needs of virtual production.
  • Continuously evaluate and refine tool-building processes to ensure they meet production requirements and industry standards.


On-Set Problem Solving:

  • Provide real-time technical support during production, promptly addressing and resolving any issues that arise on set.
  • Implement proactive strategies to minimize downtime and technical disruptions during filming.


Collaboration with Engine Operators:

  • Work closely with engine operators to understand their needs and challenges, ensuring that technical solutions are user-friendly and effective.
  • Facilitate seamless integration of software tools and engine operations, promoting a collaborative and efficient working environment.


Technical Leadership and Team Management:

  • Lead and mentor a team of developers, fostering an environment of learning, innovation, and excellence.
  • Communicate effectively with cross-functional teams, including directors, producers, and other technical personnel, to align technical objectives with creative vision.


Quality Assurance and Testing:

  • Oversee the testing and quality assurance of all software and tools developed, ensuring they are reliable, efficient, and meet the high standards of virtual production.
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and industry trends, incorporating them into the virtual production process where beneficial.


Skills & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in software development, particularly in Unreal Engine.
  • Proven track record in tool building and automation within a virtual production or similar environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, especially under the pressure of live production settings.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with various teams.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technologies and production techniques.


Desired Experience

  • Previous experience in a technical director role within a virtual production or related field.
  • A strong portfolio showcasing previous work and contributions to successful projects.


At Dark Slope, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates, and we recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We appreciate unique perspectives that stem from diverse lived experiences. We prioritize transparency in all aspects of our operations and work to maintain an open, honest, and efficient workplace. We encourage unconventional thinking, and we are willing to accommodate your individual needs to support your success. Dark Slope is happy to work with applicants who require accommodations at any point during the hiring process, please email requests to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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