OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Rocksteady Studios is looking for an exceptionally talented OPERATIONS DIRECTOR to add to its family of permanent staff. Reporting to the Studio Director, this role is an exciting opportunity to work with studio management, department managers, Directors and Leads to continue improving Rocksteady Studios as a great place to work for everyone.

Responsibilities

STUDIO STRATEGY SUPPORT Assist the Studio Director in the studio strategy:

  • Take long-term view of the industry & implement changes to stay ‘ahead of the curve’
  • Identify key company issues and create special projects to address these issues
  • Work with the relevant department Directors & Leads to implement these projects
  • These projects can overlap with any team or department i.e. Admin, Finance, HR, IT or Production

PROJECT STAFF SUPPORTEnsure the staffing needs are met

  • Responsible for project staffing planning and strategy
  • Developing the skills of current staff through training & mentoring programs
  • Managing pay and performance review processes
  • Responsibility for setting salary, bonus & deciding promotions

TOOLS & DATA Manage the studio’s use of studio tools including:

  • Management of a 3 person web-development team
  • Design & management of tools to improve studio efficiency & motivation of it’s staff
  • Assessing whether the desired solution should be created internally or purchased
  • Monitoring and assessment of 3rd party tools to understand the ‘cutting edge’

STUDIO PR Work with Marketing to ensure the company is reflected as a world-class studio:

  • Accountable for the overall company profile in the industry
  • Accountable for the company website
  • Responsible for the company social media profile

INDUSTRY PARTNERS Work with partners to ensure the studio helps the wider industry:

  • Responsible for relationships with 3rd parties including Bafta, Special Effect, universities, GI.biz, etc.
  • Responsbile for studio’s submission to GI Best Places to Work & Best Companies to Work For
  • Ensure the studio helps out universities and charities through staff participation

Technical Requirements

  • Analysis: Excel, Google Sheets
  • Presentation: Powerpoint, Google Slides
  • Diagram: Visio
  • Analytics: Tableau, Qlikview
  • Production: JIRA, Shotgun, Trello, Box
  • Communication: Slack, Outlook, Zoom
  • Surveys: Survey Monkey, Survey Sparrow

Skill Requirements

  • Experience making company level decisions with successful results (both for execs & team)
  • Demonstratable networking amongst developers in AAA studios
  • Deep understanding of the games industry: studios, games, network, teams
  • Experience in Diversity and Inclusion projects
  • Production experience on games titles
  • Understanding of various teams and disciplines across a modern, AAA games studio
  • Ability to build relationships across the studio: all disciplines and seniorities
  • Balance between ‘big picture’ thinking and attention to detail
  • Comfortable communicating to whole studio: on Slack, email or in Team Meetings
  • Skilled & persuasive negotiator
  • Passionate gamer

Benefits

  • Private family medical care.
  • Private family dental care.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Excellent annual bonus scheme.
  • £1,000 to £5,000 Finder’s fee for helping recruitment.
  • 25 days of paid holiday + 8 public holidays per year.
  • 2 days off per year to support a charity of your choice.
  • The studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Support.
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, Wargaming, Board games, Homebrewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights.
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening.
  • World-class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Access to multiple online training websites.
  • Access to the entire DC back catalogue on Comixology.
  • Monthly team meals/outings.
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Quarterly salary & promotion reviews.
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process.
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex.
  • Invites to WB films in their London private cinema before their release date.
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour.
  • Staff only merchandise store.
  • State of the art office with the entire 200+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan.
  • Discounted bicycle equipment to encouraging biking to work.
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support).
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses.
  • Gym Pass – 70% discount with access to 1495 gyms.
  • Back up care benefit – reduced cost of nurseries, in-home nannies, holiday clubs or adult personal care workers.
  • Game and Book library.