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Development Director – Gothenburg – AAA Console Games

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

EA Ghost

OPM’s client are looking for a highly experienced Project Manager to also undertake Line Manager responsibilities. This is a critical role and you would be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of a game on time and within budget.


Prior to production, you will carry out a detailed analysis of the game design and work out the project ‘milestones’ (specific targets that have to be met by certain dates), agreeing upon these with the key technical and creative managers such as the Game Designer, Art Director and Lead Programmer. You will then work out a schedule for the project and decides the personnel and equipment needed.


Once development is underway, you monitor the team’s progress against the schedule. You must be able to prioritize when production deadlines are a concern, manage risks, and plan for contingencies. Finally, you would be responsible for all people management on the team and is tasked with motivating and developing all staff under their management including career development.




Project Management

  • Responsibility for establishing an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates; determine the resource requirements to meet the task requirements; validate task duration and determine task dependencies; establish a budget for each task, determine task dependencies, and assign tasks to team resources as appropriate; establish test plans / success criteria for each task;
  • Managing the change request process; decomposing change requests into component tasks, and of estimating the impact of each change request on project schedule, budget, and resources; communicating to project stakeholders the impact of each requested change, and produce a work breakdown structure from a design document;


Staff Management

  • Provides inspiring leadership by proactively meeting or communicating with employees individually to monitor and prevent potential problems or concerns; reward and recognize performance and provides coaching on performance related issues; monitors workload and recognizes extra effort with praise and discretionary rewards;
  • Participates in development of retention programs; works with team members to develop and pursue a career action plan and identifies potential growth opportunities; provides team members with information on self-study, courses and training opportunities; participates in employees performance evaluations; participate in the recruitment of new team members; reviewing resumes, interviewing and assessing candidates;



  • Ensures adequate equipment, tools and support are provided for team members;
  • Enhances personal understanding of the production process and actively offers input;
  • Provides input for departmental planning (i.e. resource planning, cost estimates etc.); can facilitate process improvements across departments; shows comfort in moving beyond micro-management of junior staff and directs delegated responsibility effectively.


Skills and Experience required

  • Extensive games development experience (on high profile console games); Specifically Project Management and leadership experience;
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills;
  • Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization.
  • Educational background: Bachelors. The ideal candidate should include a Degree in Computer Science or equivalent;
  • A history of working in online services is a distinct advantage.


Located in Sweden’s second largest city, this studio takes care of their staff and in addition to a competitive compensation package they offer free games, a massage every month and health care allowance and Pension.

We look forward to receiving your application!


The company offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefits as well

For further information about the role please contact Max on +44 (0) 1206214420 or apply now!!


Tagged as: Producer, Project Manager

Tags: Producer , Project Manager Categories: Development Management , Production


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