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Development Director (Temporary)




A Development Director manages a variety of disciplines including artists, designers, software engineers, QA and other production staff. DD's are the keepers of the project schedule and play a vital role in successfully moving the development team from one project phase to the next while ensuring a strong focus on quality, collaboration and communication. They must partner closely with producers to ensure that they are managing the project on time, to quality, and within budget
 
To be a successful candidate for this role, you need to be great at:

Leadership:
•    Builds and evolves effective team; identifies resourcing needs, provides challenges and developmental opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential.
•    Builds and maintains effective working relationships with immediate team and those outside of the immediate team that have an effect on the successful completion of the project
•    Provides line management to employees across disciplines within a single project team
•    Maintains regular communication with project team and coordinates dependencies with external partners
•    Participates in the hiring process to ensure qualified candidates are available to meet project requirements
 
Execution:
•    Establishing and assigning task objectives from defined project goals; achieving project deliverables through managing team at a project-level (e.g. Franchise-wide level);
•    Proactively assessing and mitigating risk for assigned scope
•    Partnering with production to manage scope and quality
 
Project management:
•    Establish an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates for production
•    Determine the resource requirements to meet the task requirements
•    Establish a project budget, determine task dependencies, and assign tasks to team resources as appropriate
 
Requirements:
•    Minimum of 8 years project management or team leadership experience;
•    Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;
•    Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations.
•    Experience in various project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
•    Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.




Job Details

Posted

19/06/17

Job Title

Development Director (Temporary)

Location

Burnaby, Canada

Salary/Rate

TBC

Duration

Temporary

Industry

Gaming
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