Job Vacancies

Release Manager

  • Role: Release Manager
  • Team: Development
  • Location: UK Remote / Office Based, Chatham

The role

Dovetail Games is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all, regardless to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) education background and game preferences as we seek to recruit the very best from a diverse talent pool. We are committed to promoting diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence, and talent regardless of any protected characteristics. At the individuals request all roles will be considered for part time, term time only and job shares.

Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available on qualifying roles). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

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”.

Our studio is situated in a river-front building in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X

The Release Manager will be a part be part of an agile, multidisciplinary team responsible for facilitating and tracking the game launch roadmap for each franchise. This role requires a high level of attention to detail, the ability to work in a constantly changing environment and maintaining working relationships with many stakeholders both internally and externally. You’ll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best. The role will report to the Head of Retail.

Responsibilities

  • Own and support the game release roadmap for delivery to 1st party’s multi-platform globally
  • Engage with stakeholders to establish schedules and maintain a complete understanding of all product schedule dependencies
  • Coordinate cross-functional work teams toward release milestones and task completion
  • Communicate with stakeholders the tracking status of our games in all their stages and proactively provide updates as and when necessary
  • Proactively manage risks and resolve issues that may impact release scope, schedule and quality
  • Collaborate with peers to continuously improve our release management processes so 1st Party submissions are as efficient as possible
  • Gather Retail information to support audits and certification requests

What we look for in you

  • Experience in a similar role within gaming/ technology/ digital entertainment/ development and publishing
  • Strong background in project management, organizational skills and time management to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail
  • Success developing productive working relationships with both operational and technical colleagues, external partners, and team members
  • Customer-focused (game teams, other internal stakeholders and our players)
  • Able to navigate in a complex and changing environment
  • An independent and reliable self-starter
  • (Desirable) Experience managing the launch of games across Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo,
  • (Desirable) Familiarity with 1st party submission tools

Why work for us?

  • 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
  • Opportunity to work fully UK based remote
  • VISA sponsorship available on qualifying roles
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Explorer policy – enabling you to work and travel!
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Green Car benefits scheme provided by Tusker
  • Gymflex membership
  • 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.

 

Come and launch our games across multi platform!

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

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. 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.

My colleagues are smart, friendly specialists and it makes every day a new adventure - in all the right ways

Our products

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