Development Director

Mar 16, 2024
Melbourne, Australia
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Development Director

This position is based in Melbourne, Australia, and you will be reporting to the Frostbite Development Director of Architecture. You will collaborate with a Technical Director in overseeing one of our teams.

We are seeking an adept delivery and people manager with a profound enthusiasm for the technology driving our games. The Development Director, emphasizing people, process, and planning, plays a central role in maintaining cohesion of our teams.

Responsibilities

  • Project & Process Management
    • Lead Agile ceremonies (e.g., sprint planning, retrospectives, backlog refinement) and enhance Agile development practices within the team
    • Oversee team deliveries, including managing risks, dependencies, and critical paths
    • Coordinate tasks across diverse internal and external teams, spanning multiple locations, time zones, and cultures
    • Improve operational effectiveness of team effort by assessing current practices, incorporating new strategies, and increasing predictability
  • People & Team Management
    • Directly manage team members by providing regular feedback to individuals and aligning career goals with their work
    • Partner with the other team leaders to create a creative, collaborative, diverse and inclusive environment, promoting a culture of learning and success
    • Identify and address personnel conflicts, fostering a positive team dynamic
  • Change Management
    • Lead and implement change management initiatives within the team. Foster the team's adoption and acceptance of changes

Experiences and Capabilities

  • You have 5+ years of project management and team leadership experience.
  • You have 3+ years of experience using Agile project management methodology
  • You are a change leader, who excels in a dynamic and collaborative setting
  • You are experienced in project planning, capacity planning, dependency and risk management including mitigation techniques
  • You are experienced in building and managing high-performing software development teams
  • You enjoy helping individuals grow through coaching, mentoring and constructive feedback
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