Senior Development Director (4 day week)

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Posted 24 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameDaniel Butcher

Job description

We're looking to recruit a Senior Development Director for Splash Damage to structure and deploy a team of Development Directors, Development Managers, and Associates across the wider development team to track project progress and delivery.

As a Senior Development Director, you will seek to balance creative ambition with the need to execute on time and work hand-in-hand with Producers, analysing and breaking down product needs and wants and helping both the creative and product owners better define, prioritise, and challenge the content, features, and market expectations that go into each project.

Your responsibilities will include…
  • Leading and driving a project’s overall development plan, with a focus on team performance
  • Bringing together people, materials, and tools, and unencumbering teams through mentoring and management
  • Bring a strong focus on quality, teamwork, communication, and improvement to deliver great games and content
  • Own the project plan to launch and continually operate the game on time, to quality, and within budget
  • Drive delivery and accountability within game teams, pushing for continual improvement and ensuring milestone, gates, and other deliverable expectations are met
  • Review and improve the development process and team performance, and executive development plans to suit different projects
  • Be quality focused and understand the needs of players and the business
  • Make data-driven decisions to improve your teams and align them to the long-term plans for operating a GaaS
  • Balance creative ambition with the capacity to execute on time
  • Represent the state of progress and the outlook of the project internally and externally to clients
  • Foster an open, fun, and transparent development culture that makes teams and players love the games created
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Experience as a Development Director or a comparable role on AAA projects
  • Demonstrable leadership across large teams, with a proficiency in communicating across team disciplines at all seniority levels
  • Accustomed to using data-driven analysis to make informed decisions around your goals and planning
  • Passion for games, being an avid gamer yourself
  • Strategical and methodological thinking, with a prowess for being a tactical delegator
  • Ability to help others empower themselves by fostering an environment of shared ownership, accountability, constructive criticism, recognition, appreciation, and collaboration
Perks and benefits include…
  • 4 day working week
  • Flexible working
  • Relocation and visa support for you and your family
  • Performance related pay
  • Industry leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave and 10 weeks paternity leave
  • Private medical and dental cover for you and your family
  • Extensive mental health support, with line manager mental health training, a group of mental health first-aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
Splash Damage are an award-winning AAA game studio that specialize in developing much loved multiplayer games that have entertained tens of millions of people around the world for more than 20 years.

Splash consist of a large diverse team of industry veterans and fresh talent, and they foster an open, friendly and collaborative environment. They have a ‘World Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and have been named as one of the UK’s Best Large Companies to work for.