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Senior Development Manager

LOCATION

Liverpool, UK with Remote / Flexible working considered.

DURATION

Permanent

SALARY

We offer a very competitive package, which is dependent on experience

THE ROLE

We're looking for a Senior Development Manager to assist with all aspects of planning and delivery on a VR action adventure project adapted from one of the most original and successful multi million selling console IP titles in the last 10 years. This is an exceptionally exciting project, partnering with the IP holder to create a whole new chapter in the exciting and highly original universe they have established, utilising the full immersive capabilities in VR to build a new narrative for fans and newcomers alike.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assisting Game Director with project direction, scope and milestone planning
  • Maintenance of project schedules
  • Ownership of Sprint and Milestone planning
  • Running daily stand ups
  • Reporting progress to the team, studio management, and external partners
  • Identifying shortfalls in skills and manpower and assisting with the recruitment process
  • Work with the Production team to ensure quality targets are maintained alongside timescales and budget
  • Develop excellent relationships with Publishers and other external partners
  • Developing a positive and energetic team culture
  • Being the engine room of the team, the person who pulls everything together to make things happen
ROLE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Expert knowledge of project management practices (Agile, Prince2 etc)
  • Expert knowledge of industry standard packages (MS Office, Hansoft/Jira, Perforce etc)
  • Ability to create complete project plans and milestones, that give a reliable journey to the completion of the game
  • Strategizing to changes and risk during the project whilst maintaining a credible plan
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Friendly and approachable personality
  • Energetic and positive attitude
  • Proactive and entrepreneurial
  • Must be able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels of the organisation
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role
ADDITIONAL OR DESIRED SKILLS:
  • Knowledge of Confluence for documentation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Teams for communication

If you believe you have the right skills and experience for a role on an exciting new project, please email your C.V. and supporting portfolio, to jobs@firesprite.com

Job Reference: AZ-SDM-01