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Development Director X 2 – UK – Console Games

Location: Sheffield or Nottingham, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Sumo

 

This studio is one of the UK’s most prolific and successful independent game developers, with a stable track record over the years. Since their inception in 2003, they’ve had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for high profile partners and are continuing to add to their portfolio line-up with well-known IPs.  They  are looking for experienced Development Directors for both their studios in the UK.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Client Relationships – primary point of contact for all client relations. Responsible for clear communication and on-going development and maintenance of the relationship

Budget – help define and manage game budget, meet variable workforce program, and work within target profit margin.

Projects– pitch, land, schedule and monitor projects and their development cycles.  Define milestones, negotiate contracts, assign team members (with Technical Director and Art Director), and manage risks.

Management – Plan and assist with strategic studio initiatives.   Manage the balance of quality, budget and time on the project.  Provide weekly reports to studio management.  Managerial responsibility for Producers and Designers.

Team – Provide feedback to Technical Director and Art Director on team issues (including scheduling and staff performance) and provide long term and short term project direction to the team.  As needed provide input related to hires, terminations, promotions, and discipline.

Design – Oversee project technical design & art.

 

Skills/Experience Required:5+ years of industry experience

  • Must have shipped 2+ full price games in a project management role on major platforms
  • Superior managerial and leadership skills
  • Expert knowledge in project scheduling and planning
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, etc.)
  • Critical and analytical thinker
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Work well/respond to pressure
  • Communicate effectively within a large group/multiple project environment
  • Complete projects within contractual obligations
  • Manage schedule, quality and budget
  • Effectively manage personnel issues and develop a high performance team

 

Applications are continuously reviewed so please get in touch today to have your application made. Please send your up to date CV or call Catherine on +44 (0) 1206 21 44 16 for more info.

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