Darewise Entertainment

Darewise Entertainment

Development Director

  • Permanent contract 
  • Paris-19e-Arrondissement
  • 3 years of college
  • > 5 years

The company

Darewise Entertainment

Darewise Entertainment

  • Video Games
  • From 15 to 50 employees

The job

Development Director

  • Permanent contract 
  • Paris-19e-Arrondissement

About

While some still look to the stars, social networks and video games have given us a chance to look to the digital realm, a third place. These frontiers, thus far, have been fun - a form of entertainment.

Darewise is a team of force multiplier game developers, united to prove we can go beyond entertainment by experiencing rich, creative and connected open world, multiplayer video games.

They’re ready to prove that these worlds can exist as a cooperative venture between company and community.

They are building proprietary technology that serves as the foundation for these open world experiences, pushing beyond the existing social networks and online games to connect people in new, meaningful ways. They share this desire with gamers around the world who are eager to participate in building these worlds both as a technological achievement and as active participants in the game itself.

The company is based in Paris and led by the creative vision of Brad Lansford (The Witcher 3), Bradley Jeansonne (Hallo, Call of Duty, Left 4 Dead), Benjamin Charbit (Assassin’s Creed) and the technical direction of Samuel Kahn (The Division, CryEngine).

If you dream of pushing the boundaries of what a game can be, join their international team and start disrupting it all to offer unprecedented gaming experiences.

Darewise Entertainment
Darewise Entertainment
Darewise Entertainment
Darewise Entertainment
Darewise Entertainment

Job description

The Development Director at Darewise will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of game features on time and within budget. The Development Director oversees the project schedule, team management hiring, and leads the team to deliver to a high standard.

Responsibilities

  • Manages a development team which generally consists of Software Engineers, Animators, Artists, and/or Designers. Works across feature development teams with to lock down requirements and specifications.
  • Anticipates bottlenecks, provide management escalation, project prioritization, make tradeoffs, balance the business needs versus technical constraints, and drive initial partner deployments.
  • Identifies task-related processes to improve efficiency
  • Focuses on immediate team and identifies team issues and suggests solutions related to execution goals.
  • Ensures each projects setup meets the specifications with Studio.
  • Provides regular status reporting and capacity plan updates.
  • Tracks and implements project improvement plans to drive team efficiency.
  • Defines engagement practices and processes: Ensure all workflow is clearly defined, processes are documented, and staff trained in expectations on the workflow.
  • Mentors individual contributors within project team
  • Ensures all have professional development plans. Conducts regular one-on-ones.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary (based on experience) with stock options.
  • 7 weeks of paid holiday and flexible working hours.
  • Relocation package including EU working visa assistance if necessary.
  • Benefits package including private health insurance, pension and public transport.
  • Unlimited budget for your workspace hardware, software and tools.
  • Monthly free games to be up to date with all the latest release.
  • Fully stocked fridges.
  • Working within a small, highly motivated team who are passionate to succeed.
  • Living in Paris, one of the most iconic and exciting cities in the world.

Preferred experience

Required skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Production/Development
  • At least 7 years of experience in a software development environment, 5 years Project Management or Project Lead experience, and 2-3 years of leadership experience
  • Excellent knowledge of production life cycle, tools, processes and executions planning.
  • Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment. Scrum Master Certification is desired.
  • Proficient with MS Word, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Perforce, and Visio
  • Experience working on console development would be a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in working with broad cross-functional teams.
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization

Recruitment process

Our recruitment process consists of a preliminary application screening, HR Interview, Lead Interview, and Executive Interview, with on-site interview as the final step in the process. In special cases, exceptions or modifications can be made.

Note: Though our office is located in Paris, English is our official office language. As such, we request for all applications to be submitted in English; non-English applications will not be considered.

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