SENIOR EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
LONG TERM CONTRACT 2YR+

Rocksteady Studios is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior External Development Manager who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next-generation platforms. This role will involve working with and maintaining all of our external development in key areas of the game.

Key Responsibilities

• Be the main point of contact and owner of the relationship with our external partners for your assigned feature teams.
• Push the standards for other external development managers at the studio, constantly sharing and improving on studio process.
• Maintain, develop and improve workflows and processes that allow for efficient, flexible and timely delivery of high numbers of high quality assets.
• Work with the internal and external teams to create and maintain documentation and tutorial material.
• Work with our partners and production to establish a schedule and roadmap for the completion of assets to make sure project’s dates are upheld.
• Setup internal team reviews and support the distribution of feedback to our outsource partners within a defined sign off process.
• Work proactively to manage the logistical side of complex projects with multiple dependencies.
• Maintain healthy relationships with our partners and work with them to implement high standards (technical and aesthetical) efficiently.
• Work with the Senior Producers and Studio Management to balance quality, time and costs while maintaining the studios incredibly high standards.
• Pro-actively identify and resolve risks to both the project and external development pipeline and ensure that all security measures are in place.

 

Posting date: 05 June 2020

Closing date:  05 July 2020

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

Technical Requirements

  • Experienced understanding of Shotgun (Asset Management software).
  • Knowledge of 3DS Max and/or Maya is advantageou.s
  • Knowledge of the Unreal Engine or similar game engine/s is advantageous.
  • An excellent understanding of the Office suite i.e. Excel, Word.
  • Working knowledge of Jira is beneficial.

Skill Requirements

  • Experience managing Outsourcing in the games industry.
  • Must have worked to coordinate outsourced material on multiple console titles.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of producing in-game assets.
  • Knowledge of Agile project management and the different approaches to the scheduling of asset production.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple requests from different people while working towards a deadline.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Be a keen 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.