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Development Director, Engineering

Sledgehammer Games
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Sledgehammer Games, developer of numerous award-winning games, including Call of Duty: WWII, Advanced Warfare, and Modern Warfare 3 is seeking a Development Director for our Engineering team. This is a great opportunity to work with a passionate engineering team and help shape cutting-edge industry technology.   

Candidates must be passionate, focused, and driven to excel.  At Sledgehammer we have high expectations.  It is our goal to do nothing less than push the craft forward, grow and innovate. Ultimately a Development Director at Sledgehammer is a key leader responsible for making our high standards a reality while contributing to the evolution of our studio’s culture.  

Role Overview:
The Development Director is responsible for driving to quality targets and managing scope, schedules, and resources for Sledgehammer Games’ Engineering team.  This is achieved by working closely with various departments to identify needs, utilizing resources efficiently and appropriately.  The goal is to develop technology and tools that allow our team to create exceptional AAA games.  

The role of Development Director requires candidates to be excellent and persuasive communicators, capable of dealing with a wide variety of internal and external partners. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with all degrees of ownership, consistently finding ways to add value to the team and project.  Development Director candidates must leverage strong project management fundamentals to help their team thrive in a challenging and ambiguous environment .

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive the process of planning for the Engineering team, engaging key stakeholders to align the Engineering team’s roadmap with the needs of the project and the content teams. 
  • Develop and implement a method for effectively tracking project status for the engineering team. 
  • Develop milestones to integrate into existing process and review deliverables within this context.
  • Facilitate communication between the Engineering team and other departments at the studio.
Be an active participant in reviews, with particular regard to schedule/milestones. 

  • Lead Engineering team during development to establish needs, allocate resources, and facilitate communication throughout project to ensure that those aspects of development are progressing appropriately for a high priority AAA title.
  • When required, act as liaison between internal and external stakeholders to ensure smooth and effective communication.
  • Personally manage the team, conduct 1:1 meetings and promote the career development and growth of all engineers at Sledgehammer Games.

  • Multiple shipped titles in leadership positions.
  • Strong project and people management capabilities.
  • General understanding of game-specific technical knowledge.

About Us:

Sledgehammer Games was founded with a singular goal:  Achieve Excellence. We have a state of the art facility, an industry leading development team, and a studio culture built to promote and support world class game developers.  We are actively recruiting top talent for our Call of Duty development team.  If you are passionate and driven to do your best work, and have a desire to work on the most successful FPS franchise in the history of video games, please apply online.

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