Development Director (4 day week)

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Posted 25 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameMargaret Smith

Job description

Splash Damage are looking to bring onboard a Development Director to pioneer the build and delivery of gaming experiences to their worldwide audience.

As Development Director you will lead and drive overall project development plans, focusing on team performance and health while executing the ongoing vision for games. You’ll bring together people, materials and tools, unencumbering teams through direction, mentoring and management; changing agile production process to match performance to ensure a strong focus on quality, teamwork, communication, and improvement.

You’ll own a project plan through to launch and bring in the game on time, to quality, and within budget. Drawing on your agile leadership experience, you are able to continually review and improve the development process and team performance, and executive development plans to suit different projects.

Being quality-first focused, you'll understand the needs of both players and the business and be accountable for the overall project plan and make data-driven decisions to improve your teams and align them around the long-term plans for operating a GaaS.

You’ll be the voice of reason when needed, as teams balance creative ambition with their proven capacity to execute on time and the single source of truth and represent the state and the outlook of the project internally and to external clients; and seek to foster an open, fun, and transparent development culture.

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Games industry experience as a Development Director or comparable role on AAA project(s)
  • Proven management skills with clinical handling of agile development, allowing your team to execute on the goals and craft the best product possible
  • An adept strategist with careful planning to produce results, highlight obstacles and mitigate risk
  • Experienced at agile production and comfortable advising other project leaders where necessary
  • Effective leadership skills to balance and prioritise short-term solutions with long-term vision and goals
  • Effective, consistent, clear, and aligned communicator that builds trust, internally and externally, providing updates on issues, achievements, priorities, and goals
  • Able to foster an environment of shared ownership, empowerment, accountability, constructive criticism, recognition, appreciation, and collaboration
  • A true love of games, you play games, you take your play seriously
Splash offer a host of perks and benefits including…
  • 4 day working week
  • Bespoke visa and relocation packages for you and your family
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave and 10 weeks paternity leave
  • Substantial performance-related pay on top of your salary
  • Enhanced pension contributions
  • Private Medical and Dental cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow
Splash Damage’s studio culture is rooted in an open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Their games are made by people from all over the world, from entry-level fresh talent hires to industry veterans, and they believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both their games and studio. They have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.