Development Manager
Vancouver, CA
5d ago

At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that we can triumph in our collective skill.

Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture, and a drive to do what it takes to make great games.

And this is where you come in You love working with teams to ensure they are focused, well organized, and getting everything they need to deliver great work.

You act as a force multiplier for the teams you help manage. You enjoy working with Producers to prioritize work, manage risks, and plan different scenarios.

Most importantly, you enjoy motivating people to create great games and have fun while doing it. Sounds like a match? Our Vancouver studio is looking for a Development Manager to join us.

In this role, you can expect to :

  • Together with the DD team, play a leadership role in managing and cultivating the project teams
  • Collaborate with lead DDs, project stakeholders, and the development team to help establish and plan roadmaps, schedules, and resource requirements for an assigned area based on project goals
  • Identify dependencies and priorities between tasks for an assigned area in partnership with the stakeholders
  • Monitor the progress of an assigned area of the project and surface and communicate any risks around schedule and resources
  • Proactively solve problems, balance priorities, and assess risk for the assigned area of the project
  • Advocate for and empower the team, making sure they have everything they need to shine in their position
  • Collaborate with the project DD team on process improvement initiatives
  • Support an environment where staff understand how their daily work contributes to product and company goals
  • To be successful in this role, your background includes :

  • Working in mobile games, or similar areas, for a while and familiar with the project cycle from initial planning to ship and live support.
  • Taking a team-first approach where everything starts and ends with the team : advocating, partnering, and empowering them to promote a positive development culture.
  • Top-notch communication and collaboration skills with diplomacy to help resolve conflicts, be a motivator when needed, and knows when to challenge assumptions and say no.
  • Being accessible and approachable while partnering with team members and stakeholders proactively.
  • Experience running project management tools, techniques, and processes to help establish and run project tracking adhering to established practices while looking at opportunities for improvement.
  • Some understanding and experience with planning for different development areas such as art, design, and engineering.
  • Can-do attitude, self-directing, and confidence to drive their area(s) without supervision.
  • Ideally has a good understanding of games as a service business model.
  • You will be part of a high-performing team where individuals are constantly encouraged to voice their ideas and opinions.

    You’ll help us build and operate great games through interaction with team members, peers, and product leadership. You enjoy elevating the team members to grow, learn, and deliver phenomenal work.

    Our success is due to the hard work of our people. We share our success with our people through flexible benefits and reward programs, sweet swag, snacks, and more.

  • We know that one size doesn’t fit all - every team has the flexibility to find the right balance between in-studio, remote, and hybrid in-studio / remote.
  • We offer extended health coverage effective day one, with no waiting period, including a flexible health spending account and / or personal spending account! Any leftover amounts from the health / personal spending account can also be automatically added to a group TFSA.
  • Telus Health Virtual Care that provides you a way to remotely interact with healthcare providers, available 24 / 7 to get prescription refills or referrals from the comfort of your home.
  • We provide an employee assistance program to ensure our people’s mental and emotional well-being.
  • Everyone retires eventually, and we help our people save for their futures with a contribution matching program for their RRSP.
  • We offer paid parental leave, flexible paid time off (no worrying about how much time has been earned), as well as paid time off for volunteering.
  • We encourage development through educational support, training sessions, skill development, knowledge sharing, and more!
  • We encourage our team to help us hire the best talent through our referral program where they can earn up to $5,000 for a successful referral hire.
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