Lead External Development Manager (Hybrid Options)

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Posted 08 December 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationLondon
Job type Permanent
DisciplineProduction
Reference18436
Contact NameConnor Green

Job description

Rocksteady are looking for a Lead External Development Manager to work closely with production and all content teams at Rocksteady.

The external development team at Rocksteady are in a new phase, moving to encompass all asset development at the studio, not just that done externally. An extremely talented leader is required to grow and guide the team.

Your responsibilities… 
  • Lead and develop their team of External Development and Asset Managers, managing deliverables and troubleshooting blockers
  • Work directly with Rocksteady Producers and Project Leads to manage and advise on the development status of all assets
  • Track the development status of assets, using Shotgrid and Jira, to manage project dependencies and risk
  • Manage a complex budget for the External Development function, ensuring planned work is delivered to agreed scope and costs
  • Work to maintain and improve external content production processes at Rocksteady across a variety of disciplines such as Audio, Animation, and VFX
  • Maintain and build current and new relationships with 3rd Party partners, ensuring Rocksteady is working with the right partners to deliver on their vision for project
  • Coordinating security, IT and legal arrangements for all relevant 3rd Parties
  • Update protocols, and investigate non-compliance where required
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Advanced communication skills with all levels of team members
  • Experience building and developing an inclusive and empowered team
  • Ability to co-ordinate production partners, ranging from large vendors to single freelancers, ideally across multiple asset types
  • Knowledge of AAA game content and asset pipelines, from concept to completion
  • Experience leading budget management, and negotiating commercial agreements
Bonus points if you have… 
  • Knowledge of Jira
  • Game engine and asset creation tools knowledge
  • Previous experience with due diligence and infosec policies
  • Experience managing and reporting on large amounts of data
Rocksteady are an award-winning, critically acclaimed developer founded back in 2004 and home to the widely celebrated Batman: Arkham series. Rocksteady’s philosophy for game development is all about nurturing a great work environment and treating people well to create quality that stands the test of time.

This means they’re a one-project studio that built their success by combining genre-defining gameplay and character-driven cinematic narrative with AAA production values. Born in the heart of London, their multicultural team takes inspiration from the culture and history of their home in one of the most diverse cities in the world.