Development Manager

Jan 20, 2023
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Who We Are:


Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world-renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis, a fusion of “fiery” and “axis,” communicates the company’s dynamic development process that results in the creation of ground breaking titles with unparalleled gameplay delivered to gamers around the world. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.



Let gameplay drive decision making


Deliver great work for the studio, the team & yourself


Maintain an environment where people are happy


Find opportunities to contribute and collaborate


Put effort where it pays off the most

What We are Looking For:

A Development Manager should be passionate about both process and gaming to provide daily production leadership to feature team(s). Development Managers plan features, balance scope with capacity, manage risk, deliver milestones, and implement processes.
· They understand the iterative nature of creative processes
· They can effectively apply Development frameworks and methodologies to support game teams.
· They are a force multiplier for the team and understand how to empower them.
· They have an understanding of work systems and complex pipelines


  • Operationalize Project Level strategy into accessible & achievable goals for your Feature Team(s)
  • Conduct planning exercises with Feature Teams to establish scope, time & capacity
  • As directed, apply project management frameworks such as Scrum & Kanban to support game teams
  • Employ needed tools for communicating project status, including Shotgun, Jira, Microsoft Office & Google Suite, etc.
  • Drive team processes for scope and capacity management across disciplines and teams, evaluating and evolving as needed to support innovation and improvement
  • Build scenarios and guide the decision-making process
  • Guide teams to achieve our milestones on time and at quality
  • Identify and communicate delivery risks and mitigation plans
  • Maintain an environment that encourages creativity and continuous improvement

Relevant experience:

  • Experience operating in a variety of development environments (mobile, AAA, Live Service)
  • Experience handling cross-discipline teams and working with vendors and outsourcers
  • Ability to mediate and drive conflict resolution
  • Understand the status of your team and can visualize that status for any audience


Named World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine in 2012, Firaxis is very proud of its legacy of developing award-winning titles. We have won multiple BAFTAs, D.I.C.E Awards, Game of the Year titles, and category awards (from “Best Strategy Game” to “Best PC Game”) across our products.


Additionally, our company was also featured in SmartCEO’s “Best-Run Book” for company culture and praised for a focus on “family, fun and flexibility.” Firaxis was also named a finalist in SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards for 2016.

Firaxis Games prides itself on maintaining a quality of life inside and outside the studio – when our team members are happy and healthy, creativity can thrive. We offer boot camp fitness and yoga classes at the office, a free gym with shower, regularly catered lunches and breakfasts, biweekly Friday Happy Hours, company events and parties, and a “FunZone” complete with billiards, foosball, video games, and tabletop gaming space. We are also a philanthropic studio and offer employees the chance to volunteer with local charities and nonprofits throughout the year.

Full time employees can also take advantage of Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, 401K retirement savings, a wellbeing initiative with the opportunity to earn cash rewards, an Employee Assistance Program, and paid time off and paid holidays.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

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