Sr. Director of Product Development - Sledgehammer Games
Job Title: Sr. Director of Product Development - Sledgehammer Games Requisition ID: R000109 Job Description: We are currently looking to add a passionate Sr. Director of Product Development with a proven track record for developing and launching owned IP titles.
As a Sr. Director of Product Development , you will oversee internal development of a major game mode of our upcoming AAA title. You will manage a team of creative and development personnel across multiple disciplines, act as the project relationship manager with all internal studio parties, use your experience on the front lines to improve production and organization processes, hire and mentor key talent, and act as the point person of accountability and ownership for all project needs to the Studio Executives.
Your Mission: Provide management and leadership to development team while tracking mode development across all disciplines. Help build and maintain the project schedule, looking to optimize throughout development and providing analysis to senior leadership Lead the creation of projectâ€™s schedule, budget, production pathways, and overall plan; continue to provide leadership through the full product life-cycle Provide creative direction and leadership to help drive the game mode to quality Act as primary point of contact with Studio Executives and peer leaders within studio Ensure the game pillar maintains creative and technical objectives Be an internal advocate for the product Manage, coach and develop staff to ensure growth and expand the talent base Set clear goals for the team and hold employees accountable for deliverables; continually recognize and reward employees for strong performance Create a culture that provides continuous feedback, support and empowerment Establish model behavior that supports Sledgehammer Gamesâ€™ standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethics Help attract, hire, manage, and performance manage all levels of direct and extended team developers Player Profile: Bachelors degree required 15 years of experience in the gaming industry High business/financial acumen Business owner/operator orientation Shipped 10 AAA titles Proven track record of managing teams with different/competing priorities and ability to lead the team to strategic and tactical decisions Expertise in managing complex/matrixed relationships and negotiating changes to commitments/requirements Ability to frame concepts within the context of overall company/franchise/product strategy, to identify opportunities for alignment and to influence peers to align In-depth knowledge of portfolio, businesses, functions and all relevant stakeholders to successfully drive decisions and recommendation regarding projects Strong analytical skills regarding technical and project management issues Ability to interact and communicate with senior executives and navigate matrixed organizations to ensure successful project delivery and acceptance Demonstrated excellence in communications at all....