Our Development Directors direct, coach and inspire our development team, so they are aware of project constraints and have credible, maintained plans to achieve project goals.
As a Development Director at Criterion you will be expected to bring software and game development experience, curiosity and flexibility to find the right solution for the teams to excel.
You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Triple A game development software process and have experienced all the intricate and nuanced activities that a successful game is dependent on.
We are looking for a Development Director with a passion for game development, planning, building and maintaining an overarching project roadmap. Who also has a passion to support and coach other Development Directors, Producers and Craft Leads in achieving project execution goals.
You will be the person who bridges the gap between other Development Directors and Franchise Leadership with a focus on achieving and maintaining a scope that is achievable within the time, budget and talent in a sustainable and healthy manner. This person will have a strong approach to building and iterating plans, then tracking progress that is visible to all stakeholders.
They will be adept at managing risk, including determining and actioning mitigations.
They will also be an excellent collaborator that is able to operate well as part of a project leadership team.
Coach, motivate and inspire the teams you work with
You will be a key player supporting teams during planning and delivery
Partner with the franchise leadership team to create, guide and drive the project roadmap using inputs from all sub teams and game development areas
Support other Development Directors with scope, planning, tracking and risk management
Collaborate with other stakeholders across the crafts pulling teams together through planning and reporting
Understand and communicate the relationships between the team, their goals and the wider project
Represent team challenges effectively to Franchise Leadership
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Recent and proven project management experience within a creative game development environment
Demonstrable track record in game software delivery projects
Excellent understanding of a creative life cycle
A good understanding of various project management methodologies
Places the projects prioritize and teams welfare about your own agenda
Ability to inspire, influence and communicate effectively at all levels
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