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Technical Lead, Performance Optimization

Rec Room

Rec Room

Remote · United States
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Rec Room is the best place to build and play games together. Players can chat, hang out, play in millions of rooms, or build something new to share with the world! We're currently seeking a Technical Lead to join our Cross-Platform team. As a Technical Lead, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our studio's performance optimization strategy and driving the technical vision forward. Your expertise will establish the benchmarks for technical excellence, empowering us to introduce exciting advancements to our platform.

In this influential position, you will act as a trusted advisor, providing guidance to our client teams on best practices and processes for optimizing performance. Your deep understanding of the latest technologies, coupled with your proficiency in fine-tuning game performance to run seamlessly on various hardware, will ensure that our players across all target platforms enjoy the highest quality gaming experiences.

If you're an established Technical Lead with a speciality for optimizing game performance and have experience shipping games on multiple platforms, we'd love to hear from you! Come join us and become an integral part of the team that is changing how people connect, play and create in the world of gaming.

In this role, you will:

  • Define the studio's technical vision for performance and developing a comprehensive roadmap to achieve that vision
  • Stay up to date on technological advancements and industry standards to define our best practices
  • Anticipate and assess complex, escalated issues and propose solutions
  • Write elegant code that runs performantly on all our target platforms
  • Regularly meet with your programming team to discuss progress, tackle setbacks, share updates, give feedback, and informatively explain the root causes of risks and issues
  • Mentor and motivate developers to develop their technical skills + provide them with what they need to work efficiently and achieve quality
  • Provide technical oversight by reviewing code and making technical validations


  • Around 7 years of programming experience + 2 years of technical leadership
  • Experience shipping games to various platforms such as consoles, PC, mobile, or VR
  • Have a deep understanding of game engine architecture and diagnosing performance optimization issues
  • Experience optimizing game performance to run efficiently on specified hardware requirements
  • Expert knowledge of Unity and C#
  • A strategic approach to problem-solving
  • A highly innovative and collaborative spirit
  • Effective cross-departmental communication: you can easily communicate with all disciplines + break down complex information for various audiences
  • A desire to share your knowledge to push the boundaries of technology & help others improve their skills


Rec Room provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

The base pay range for this position is listed below; please note the base pay may vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Stock options and, in some cases, a sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. We also offer a full slate of benefits, including flexible vacation, medical, dental vision, life and disability coverage, long-term care insurance, FSA, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan with company match, and a parental leave program. We also offer some not-so-standard benefits, including equipment, family, and pet care stipends.
Base Pay Range
$160,000$210,000 USD

Applicants who are in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, . Rec Room will work with each individual to define their application-related needs and to try to accommodate those needs.

Applicants can find our CCPA disclosure notice here.