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Sr. Development Manager - Sledgehammer Games

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Sledgehammer Games
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Sledgehammer Games is looking for a top tier Sr. Development Manager to take a leading role working on the Call of Duty franchise.  Candidates must be passionate, focused, and driven to excel.  At Sledgehammer Games we have high expectations.  It is our goal to do nothing less than push the craft forward, grow and innovate.  Our core values dictate that we judge success as a measure of direct action that leads to positive results.  Ultimately a Producer at Sledgehammer Games is a key member responsible for making our high standards a reality.  This is done while maintaining the culture and family atmosphere that our studio is built on.  

 

The Sr. Development Manager is also responsible for driving to quality targets and owning external development schedules for Sledgehammer Games.  This is achieved by working closely with the internal departments, and key members of the development team like the Creative Director and Development Director to identify needs, utilizing resources efficiently and appropriately.  The goal is to ensure our levels and game modes are outstanding, timely, and cost-effective!  

 

The role of Sr. Development Manager 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, from personally managing to pro-active development planning.  Producer candidates must thrive in a challenging and ambiguous (high speed) environment, and be adept at driving quality in line with team, schedule, and budget.

 

Responsibilities and Oversight:     

  • Facilitate and drive all creative, design and production focused communication with all key development and creative directors. 
  • Ensure all documentation, milestones and deliverables are tracked, scheduled, budgeted and delivered at the highest level of quality.  
  • Develop and implement a method for effectively tracking the status of the game modes and levels.
  • Develop milestones to integrate into existing process and review deliverables within this context.
  • Be an active participant in design reviews, with particular regard to Quality and schedule. 

 

Leadership:

  • Lead teams during development to establish needs; allocate resources, and then maintain contact throughout project to ensure that those aspects of development are progressing appropriately for a high priority AAA title.
  • When required, act as liaison between vendors and development teams to ensure smooth and effective communication.

 

Qualifications:

  • Multiple shipped titles in leadership/production development positions.
  • 5+ Years of experience with AAA Multiplayer and Cooperative FPS titles.
  • Strong production management and capabilities. 
  • Experience working with both internal and external team (Development and Publishing) 
  • Strong understanding of game-specific technical knowledge and game production.
  • Excellent skills with bug databases and workflows, Power Point, Excel, MS Project and Perforce
  • Must be willing to travel. 

 

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