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Senior External Development Manager – AAA Console Games – London, UK

Location: London, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24122 Posted: 8 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

our client is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior External Development Manager who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next-generation platforms. This role will involve working with and maintaining all of our external development in key areas of the game.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the main point of contact and owner of the relationship with our external partners for your assigned feature teams.
  • Push the standards for other external development managers at the studio, constantly sharing and improving on studio process.
  • Maintain, develop and improve workflows and processes that allow for efficient, flexible and timely delivery of high numbers of high quality assets.
  • Work with the internal and external teams to create and maintain documentation and tutorial material.
  • Work with our partners and production to establish a schedule and roadmap for the completion of assets to make sure project’s dates are upheld.
  • Setup internal team reviews and support the distribution of feedback to our outsource partners within a defined sign off process.
  • Work proactively to manage the logistical side of complex projects with multiple dependencies.
  • Maintain healthy relationships with our partners and work with them to implement high standards (technical and aesthetical) efficiently.
  • Work with the Senior Producers and Studio Management to balance quality, time and costs while maintaining the studios incredibly high standards.
  • Pro-actively identify and resolve risks to both the project and external development pipeline and ensure that all security measures are in place.

Technical Requirements

  • Experienced understanding of Shotgun (Asset Management software).
  • Knowledge of 3DS Max and/or Maya is advantageou.s
  • Knowledge of the Unreal Engine or similar game engine/s is advantageous.
  • An excellent understanding of the Office suite i.e. Excel, Word.
  • Working knowledge of Jira is beneficial.

Skill Requirements

  • Experience managing Outsourcing in the games industry.
  • Must have worked to coordinate outsourced material on multiple console titles.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of producing in-game assets.
  • Knowledge of Agile project management and the different approaches to the scheduling of asset production.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple requests from different people while working towards a deadline.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Be a keen gamer.

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