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Senior Development Manager

  • Role: Senior Development 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 studio or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available on qualifying roles). However occasional travel to our 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

We are looking for a highly organised Senior Development/Project Manager reporting into the Director of Product Development, to be responsible for the task management, resource management, risk management, forecasting and reporting on Train Sim World and Train Simulator titles.  

The successful candidate should thrive in a quality focused and fast paced development environment. As a Development Manager within Dovetail Games, you’ll be responsible for working with the development and

QA teams in delivering add-on content and annual core title releases. You will not only need to be involved in the process management and project management framework, but also supporting release deliveries on a day-to-day basis.  


  • Project management of various development disciplines and content teams: risk management, communication strategy, documentation, etc. 
  • Collaborating with team leads to establish timelines & deliverables. 
  • Managing a team of Development Managers and Junior Development Managers across concurrent projects. 
  • Monitoring change requests and reporting significant changes in scope to senior team. 
  • Managing the processes of the team, including feature development, bug logging and triage, ensuring reviews take place, etc. 
  • Actively identifying potential risks, working to mitigate them and make long term improvements with a goal to safeguard against more risk. 
  • Collaborating with the Director of Product Development to develop and plan schedules based on business objectives. 
  • Deal with production challenges and coordinating staff towards a resolution.
  • Jira and Confluence strategy/management. 

What we look for in you

  • Development/Project Management or Production experience in a games software development capacity.
  • Exceptional knowledge of software product life cycles, tools, processes and execution planning, having led at least one game title through to public release in a project management capacity. 
  • Experience in keeping complicated, multi-disciplinary projects on schedule, whatever the fires– our ideal candidate is extremely organized, able to manage multiple projects concurrently and has the flexibility to adapt quickly to new tools, processes and challenges.
  • The passion, self-motivation and courage to not accept the “status quo” and instigate process improvement across a development team where it would benefit the end product or the wider business. 
  • A good working knowledge of JIRA and Confluence applications and workflows. 
  • Project Management Qualifications in at least one recognised methodology are beneficial (e.g. Agile, Scrum, Prince2, etc.).   

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.
  • Opportunity to work fully UK based remote.
  • VISA sponsorship available on qualifying roles.
  • Explorer policy, allowing you to roam up to 4 weeks of the year without using your leave.
  • Half Day Pay Day holiday – adding 6 days to allowance.
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, eyecare and GP Anytime.
  • Cycle to work and tech scheme.
  • Green Car benefits scheme provided by Tusker.
  • Gymflex membership.
  • Amazon Voucher on your birthday.
  • Branded merch and swag.
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

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About Our People


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


Make fabulous stuff

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


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.


Continuously improve

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


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.

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