- Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
- Salary: £50000-65000
- Category: Production
- Posted: 16 December 2017
Development Director - Gothenburg, Sweden
Fancy entertaining millions of people across the globe with some of the most amazing and immersive AAA racing experiences in the industry? You'd be working on a new title which is tied to one of the industry's most beloved franchises, with our legendary client in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Gothenburg is gorgeous, Sweden's second biggest city, in a really charming location on the west coast. When you get there you'll receive 10 games per year, a massage every month, a competitive salary, healthcare allowance and a pension scheme! Sounds good doesn't it?
The Challenge Ahead
As the Development Director (DD), you'll essentially be in a Project Manager role that also has Line Manager responsibilities. You'll be in a critical role and be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of a game on time and within budget. You'll be involved in everything from start to finish. Prior to production, you'll 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'll then set out a schedule for the project and decide the personnel and equipment needed.
Once development is underway, you'll 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'll be responsible for all people management on the team and be tasked with motivating and developing your team.
As the next great Development Director, you'll need:
5+ years of gaming industry experience with at least 3 of those coming in a Project Management role with leadership experience
Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills;
Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization.
A history of working in AAA console development and/or online services within ther games industry is a distinct advantage.
Sounds interesting, doesn't it? Contact Simon Hope at Simon@aswift.com or on +44 (0)1709 834777 if you're interested. Don't worry if your CV isn't quite finished yet, I can help you out!