Director of Product Development

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Our client, a AAA gaming studio in San Ramon, is looking for a Director of Product Development to manage a new game in development.

Our client, a AAA gaming studio in San Ramon, is looking for a Director of Product Development to manage a new game in development. The Director of Product Development should have experience launching or managing a successful live service game. This person will work closely with and provide direction to Game Designers, Data Analysts, Producers, and Engineers

Responsibilities:
  • Drive, motivate and support development and content planning to ensure team delivers on-schedule milestones, worldwide launch and subsequent major feature releases.
  • Defines and drives internal schedules and public releases from the top down ensuring predictability in hitting milestone dates
  • Partner with key business stakeholders including publishing, operations, marketing, quality assurance and customer service.
  • Identify and communicate roadblocks and bottlenecks that may prevent the team from achieving their goals.
  • Be an excellent communicator across the team, with fellow leads, and to studio and executive management.
  • Understand our business goals, and shepherd the game through greenlight gates to launch
  • Manages/drives external 3rd party studios
  • Works closely with internal team and recruiting for all hiring needs across our studio
  • Motivate and support the team to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
  • Identify and Innovate process improvements where necessary.
  • Proactively do whatever is necessary to provide value to your studio
  • Be a team ambassador for the studio's culture.
Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of game production/Development Management experience, specifically on a development team.
  • Senior level leadership experience in the development, commercial launch and live operations of live service games
  • Prior history of directly managing other team members.
  • Great communications skills (written and verbal).
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative, agile team.
  • An affinity for working with creative individuals.
  • Motivated and can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Direct experience with JIRA and Perforce, or comparable alternatives.