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Development Manager X 2 – South East UK – Salary Neg – Strategy Games

Location: Horsham Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 6 years ago

Creative Assembly


OPM are proud to be working with this well-established team. They are looking for an outstanding Development Manager to work alongside and assist the Game Director to manage the development of a game project from pre-production to release.

The successful candidate will assist with the day-to-day and week to week process of managing a cross discipline game team. The Development Manager will be able to provide support to keep the project moving forward, and the team positive, informed and focused whilst keeping momentum. The role will also require working with the project leads to generate the project roadmap, identify dependencies, and prioritise work.

The role will also require the development and fostering of positive relationships and cohesiveness within the team and other relevant third parties including internal relationships with the publishers.



  • Drive project planning for the team.
  • Facilitate the planning and estimation process across the team to generate fully scoped plans for upcoming phases of the project.
  • Manage the development team schedule daily, ensuring that milestones are adhered to, tech and decision pipelines remain unblocked and, if changes to dates are incurred, all relevant parties are notified and the schedule adapted accordingly.
  • Communicate progress on current and upcoming milestones, providing detailed analysis on team performance, risks and areas for improvement.
  • Maintain the product roadmap at both a high and detail level in consultation with the Game Director and project leads.


Skills/Experience Required:

  • Very strong organisational skills. Driven and self-motivated approach to work.
  • Able to identify and assess risks and strategize to mitigate.
  • Strong project management experience with a good understanding of scheduling, planning, tracking and resource allocation.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. You will be aware of potential and current issues and formulate pragmatic plans to solve them.
  • Always looking for ways to improve process, team or project.
  • Enthusiastic approach to work with a genuine passion for games.
  • A team thinker – able to work within a team and to actively work to make the team perform cohesively.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience using MS Office applications, especially Excel.
  • Experience working with PC strategy and/or server-based/free-to-play games.
  • Experience with Perforce, JIRA, Wiki’s, Sharepoint


To be considered, please send your cv and details of your published games to


Catherine Cope| Design, Development Management and Analytics Consultant
OPM Response Ltd | Unit 5 Tollgate Business Park, Colchester, Essex, UK, CO3 8AB Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214416 | Email:  | Skype: catherine.cope.opm

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