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Assistant Development Manager

  • Role: Assistant Development Manager
  • Team: Development
  • Location: Kent

The role

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

We recently moved into a brand new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

We are looking for a highly talented and dedicated Assistant Development Manager (ADM), reporting into the Development Manager, to support the task tracking and reporting of progress on our UE4 based simulation games. The ADM should thrive in a cross-game, quality focussed and fast paced development environment. As an ADM within Dovetail Games you’ll be responsible for working with the leads of game features to assist with the task breakdown, tracking and reporting of simulation features, maintaining game schedules of both internal and external resources on a day to day basis. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the project management for various dev disciplines and feature teams supporting the Development Manager
  • Collaborate with team members to establish realistic expectations for timelines & deliverables
  • Monitoring change requests and reporting significant changes to scope to Dev Manager and Senior Producer
  • Help determine potential production/process problems or improvements
  • Collaborating with Development Manager and Senior Producer to develop and plan schedules based on business objectives
  • Dealing with minor production problems and coordinating staff towards a resolution
  • Support the Development Manager in maintaining production tracking information within the project’s scheduling and bug reporting software

What we look for in you

  • Project Management Qualifications in at least one recognised methodology beneficial
  • 2+ years Dev Management or Production experience in a software development role 
  • Good knowledge of software product life cycles, tools, processes and execution planning
  • Experience keeping complicated, multi-disciplinary projects on schedule
  • Extremely organized, able to manage multiple projects concurrently, able to adapt quickly to new tools, processes and challenges
  • A working familiarity with the JIRA issue tracking software or a comparable application

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games

You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported

We have an industry leading work-life balance

We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology

Competitive salary and benefits

Pension scheme

Eye-care vouchers

Free parking

Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry

Access to funded fitness events and health checks.

Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.


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About our people

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By enthusiasts, for enthusiasts.

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values

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Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.

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Enhance life

We work hard to build experiences that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Our games simulate reality but are non-violent. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.

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Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.

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Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

I'm a passionate person that drives for quality in everything we do, from developing talented people within the company, to delivering great simulation for our players.

I enjoy working here because of the people.

Our products

Explore our range of simulation games