Development Director

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About the Company

World leading, cutting edge Free-Roam Virtual Reality (FRVR) entertainment company is looking for a Dev Director to join the team and assist in the build and support of content which is distributed to Zero Latency locations all over the world. Zero Latency is rapidly accelerating and is projected to double in size in the next 12 months.

About the Role

The Development Director is a Project Manager role that also has Line Manager responsibilities.

The Development Director at Zero Latency is a critical role and responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of FRVR game content on time and within budget. Prior to production, they carry out a detailed analysis of the game design and work out the project ‘milestones’ (specific targets that have to be met by certain dates), agreeing upon these with the CTO, Creative Director and Lead Programmer. The Development Director then works out a schedule for the project and the personnel and equipment needed.

Once development is underway, the Development Director monitors the team’s progress against the schedule. They must be able to prioritize when production deadlines are a concern, manage risks, and plan for contingencies. Finally, the Development Director is responsible for motivating and developing all staff under their management including career development.

Project Management

Responsibility for establishing an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates;
Determining resource requirements that meet the project estimates
Management of projects within Jira and Confluence
Managing and tracking budgets for projects
Manage the establishment of test plans / success criteria for each task
Managing the change request process
Decomposing change requests into component tasks
Estimating the impact of each change request on project schedule, budget, and resources
communicating to project stakeholders the impact of each requested change, and produce a work breakdown structure from a design document

Leadership

Ensures adequate equipment, tools and support are provided for team members
Enhances personal understanding of the production process and actively offers input
Provides input for departmental planning (i.e. resource planning, cost estimates etc.)
Facilitates process improvements across departments;
shows comfort in moving beyond micro-management of junior staff and directs delegated responsibility effectively.

Desired Skills/Experience

4 years Project Management experience; 3 years of leadership experience
4 years administrative experience with Jira and Confluence
Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills;
Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization.
A history of working in games is a distinct advantage.

Candidates must be reliable, punctual and well-presented with the ability to prioritise issues and work independently.

Resumes to be sent to jobs@zerolatencyvr.com

Put "Development Director" in the subject line.

Candidates who can prove they are not spamming resumes by answering the following question will get to the top of the pile;

What is your favourite game and why?