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Development Director

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🇨🇦 Vancouver, BC

You love working with teams to ensure they are focused, well organized and getting everything they need to deliver great work. You act as a force multiplier for the teams you help manage. You enjoy working with Producers to prioritize work, manage risks, and plan out different scenarios. Most importantly, you enjoy motivating people to create great games and have fun while doing it.

Sounds like a match? Kabam Vancouver is looking for a Development Director to join us.

You will contribute by:

  • Playing a leadership role in managing and cultivating the project teams
  • Collaborating with key project stakeholders and the development team to establish and plan roadmaps, schedules and resource requirements based on project goals
  • Identifying dependencies and priorities between tasks in partnership with the project teams
  • Monitoring project progress within assigned budgets and managing any changes that impact the overall project schedule, budget and resources along with proper communication
  • Contributing to and ensuring the team is trained on the necessary skills, processes, and best practices
  • Solving problems, balance priorities, and find creative solutions which achieve results
  • Suggesting and leading process improvement initiatives
  • Advocating for, and empowering the team, making sure they have everything they need to shine in their position
  • Collaborate with the studio wide DD group on cross project initiatives
  • Supporting an environment where staff understand how their daily work contributes to product and company goals

What we looking for is someone:

  • Who has worked in mobile games, or similar areas, long enough to be very familiar and confident with the project cycle from initial planning to ship and live support.
  • For whom the team is what matters and is where everything starts and ends. Someone who is an advocate for their team(s), who will partner with and empower the team as well as promote a positive development culture.
  • Whos communication and collaboration skills are top notch. Someone who is a diplomat, can help resolve conflicts and be a motivator when needed, but also knows when to challenge assumptions and say no. Someone who is accessible and approachable. Who can easily partner with team members and stakeholders alike, and is proactive in keeping people across all areas up to date.
  • Who has a broad experience setting up and running project management tools and techniques as well as processes to establish and run all areas of project tracking. Someone who is willing to adhere to already established practices but who is also curious and looking at new opportunities of doing things if that can make us better.
  • Who has a good understanding of, and experience planning for different development areas such as art, design, engineering.
  • Who is a confident decision maker and draws upon experience, good practices and common sense to assist in the decision making​.
  • Who has excellent analytical and problem solving skills where sound decision making is based on both data analysis and judgment
  • Who has a can do attitude, is self-directing and confident to drive their own area(s) without supervision.
  • Ideally has a good understanding of games as a service business model

You will be part of a high-performing team where individuals are constantly encouraged to voice out their ideas and opinions. You’ll help us build and operate great games through interaction with team members, peers, and product leadership. You enjoy elevating the team members to grow, learn, and deliver phenomenal work.

Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to apply and start the conversation with us.

Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made and continue to entertain the world!

About Kabam

Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behaviour with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. Each game has raised the benchmark in mobile gaming, bringing high-quality graphics, next-generation technology and revolutionary gameplay to the console in every player’s pocket.

Kabam has partnered with leading entertainment brands like Disney, Hasbro and Universal to create mobile games based on some of the world’s most iconic franchises.

Kabam’s games have generated hundreds of millions of downloads including Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Fast & Furious: Legacy, Marvel Contest of Champions, Transformers: Forged to Fight, Shop Titans and Mini Guns. These games have also received multiple awards such as Apple’s Editor’s Choice and Google Play’s Best Game of the Year.

Founded in 2006, Kabam has studios and offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Charlottetown, San Francisco and Austin. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games.

Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, color, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.