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Development Director - Gothenburg, SE

Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Production
Salary £50000-65000
Location Other

Development Director - Gothenburg, Sweden

Our client entertains millions of people across the globe with some of the most amazing and immersive AAA racing experiences in the industry. 2018 is set to be another huge year for them as they commence the development of a new title which is tied to one of the industry's most beloved franchises.

The Challenge Ahead

The Development Director (DD) is a Project Manager role that also has Line Manager responsibilities. The DD is a critical role and responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of a game on time and within budget. Prior to production, they 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. The DD then works out a schedule for the project and decides the personnel and equipment needed.

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

Their next great Development Director also needs:

  • 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.

Interested? Contact Simon Hope at Simon@aswift.com or on +44 (0)1709 834777