Development Director (Hybrid)

Posted 10 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Production
Contact NameConnor Green

Job description

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, the developer of the smash hit Dead Island 2, has an exciting opportunity for a Development Director to join their highly talented production team.

This is an exciting new role, where you will be a key partner to the Executive Producer, with a focus on managing and supporting the development of the production team. You’ll also be planning the process across the project, ensuring timely delivery of another high-quality project with a collaborative team.
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Full life-cycle development as a director or producer with 12 years’ minimum in games, preferably with 6 years as a development director, senior producer, or lead producer
  • Broad production experience from various projects, preferably in a AAA studio
  • Product and project management experience, and the ability to demonstrate this in writing and practically
  • Experience on a project with at least 50 people and with the ability negotiate where needed
  • Have worked on multiple games and varied studios
  • Experience in managing and improving the creative process
  • Analytical and critical thinking managing differing priorities, with a sharp eye for quality and can get into detail when required
  • Bigger picture view always, and ability to decision make on strategic topics
  • Strong, clear writing ability
  • Approachability with a good level of experience in different management styles at varying levels
  • Engaging, with management experience of senior team members and coaching successes
  • Good negotiator and collaborator between departments, who looks to solve challenges with a positive approach
  • Passion for the gaming industry
Perks and benefits include…
  • Relocation and visa support
  • Annual pay reviews and company pension contribution that increases with service
  • Studio funded learning and development opportunities
  • Fully subsidised gym membership within Nottingham
  • Annual Christmas party, summer family BBQ, and quarterly company funded cross-team events
  • Free financial advice
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme