Senior Project Manager

Posted on: 11th May 2023

About the Studio

Founded by veterans of the PC modding scene almost ten years ago, this video game studio has only one thing in mind: to develop the most realistic, thrilling tactical games in the marketplace. Carefully blending historical accuracy, large-scale battles, and teamwork tools and priorities like few other games have, this developer has landed three impressive, compelling multiplayer war simulation games on Steam.

Now, this company is using their broad experience in tactical first-person shooters to develop a new game for a cherished science-fiction IP that will surely bring nostalgic feelings to its audience. Will you lead the charge and bring the fight to their enemies’ homes? Service warrants citizenship!

Responsibilities and Requirements

As Senior Project Manager, you will oversee all project schedules for the studio and carry all its game teams through all development phases, focusing on collaboration and achieving the highest possible level of quality. As the studio works with the Atlassian project management suite and has used Agile and Waterfall methodologies, you should be highly proficient in both.

  • Communicating frequently with the project teams, coordinating inter-studio and external partner dependencies.
  • Proactively mitigate risk for scope and quality.
  • Encourage a culture of collaboration with an openness to new ideas or approaches.
  • Partner with project leads in establishing a comprehensive project schedule based on individual task estimates for production and determining the capacity/resources required to deliver the project plan successfully.
  • Assist in creating project budgets.
  • Build out the studio’s project management framework to help development teams make the necessary decisions early in development.
  • Communicate project status, risks and dependencies to studio stakeholders.
  • Audit the development team’s progress and identify team issues, offering solutions to aid in executing goals and reporting progress to stakeholders.
  • Develop and champion the studio’s development framework – the guiding principles and processes that all Project Leads and managers will follow.

About You

  • An experienced Project Manager/Development Director with 7+ years of experience in project management and team leadership.
  • Management experience working on collaborative, creative projects.
  • A love of video games and a passion for making great games with great people.
  • Experience in project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile.
  • Experience communicating across all levels of an organisation.

Benefits and Perks

This studio is a fast-paced and dynamic place to work. Although based in Canada, their distributed development model allows them to work remotely within North America. By choosing to work with this studio, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Three weeks of paid vacation and two weeks of paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • Wonderful colleagues!

About Us

At Haptic, we know that people-first recruitment is fundamental to our success. We work closely with talented candidates and innovative studios to offer the best opportunities and build the most promising teams.

Operating on the belief that a studio’s strength comes from the team they build to bring their ideas to life, we are committed to assembling the most talented, diverse game makers.

As part of this pledge, whenever you apply for a job with us, one of our specialist recruiters will support you through each stage. From introductions and interviews to accepting an offer and submitting your resignation, we’re always here to help.

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