Development Director (PCFF)

People Can Fly
April 21, 2024
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Company Description

People Can Fly is one of the leading independent AAA games development studios with an international team of hundreds of talented individuals working from offices located in Poland, UK, Ireland, US, and Canada and from all over the world thanks to our remote work programs.

Founded in 2002, we made our mark on the shooter genre with titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, and Outriders. We are one of the most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the industry and we are expanding it with in-house solutions called PCF Framework.

Our creative teams are currently working on several exciting titles: Gemini is our new project being developed with Square Enix; Maverick is a Triple-A game developed in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation; Bifrost, Victoria and Dagger are projects we're growing in the self-publishing model. We also have one project in the concept phase – Red; as well as two projects in VR technology – Green Hell VR and Bulletstorm VR - an exciting VR version of our cult-classic shooter.

With over 20 years of experience, PCF sets out to explore new horizons. We aim to combine our expertise with creativity of the best and most forward-thinking talents in the industry to work together on the new generation of action games for the global gaming community.

If you decide to accompany us on this journey, you'll have a chance to perfect your craft and expand your knowledge, working alongside leaders in the industry on bringing a brand-new unique experience to the players worldwide.

PCF Framework is a home of coding experts who ensure that the key areas of the Unreal Engine used by PCF are being properly developed across different games and platforms. The team also makes sure that we have less systems to maintain while remaining competitive and is responsible for driving our architecture and R&D initiatives forward.

Job Description

We aim to build incredible products and services that support, through deep collaboration, delivery of our portfolio of games. In this role, you'll be leading both Production and Product Management teams in a central technology and center of excellence group. This involves coordinating efforts between multiple engineering teams and design, working closely with stakeholders on product development, and integration of third party solutions into our own technology stack. You'll be directing many different projects and initiatives that vary from online services to Unreal plugins and innovative technical solutions, as well as collaboration and education projects.

  • Own delivery of a multiple initiatives, products and services, direct and manage project development from beginning to end, focusing on project quality, working closely with Producers and Leads on achieving this
  • Maintaining project schedule, resource plan, risk register and budget.
  • Building PCF's Center of Excellence by defining and maintaining the studio's production methodology and processes and being responsible for iterating in project development.
  • Provide leadership to cross-discipline teams, build and maintain a collaborative relationship with all the departments.
  • Facilitating and improving internal communication.
  • Manage, coach, mentor and develop production staff to ensure growth, expand the talent base and build a succession bench.
  • Lead a team of Producers dedicated to the project.
  • Manage stakeholder relationship (whether internal or external) and direct team to meet stakeholder expectations.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • High level reporting to executive level on project risks, counter measures, and schedule progress.
  • Qualifications
  • 10+ years' experience in a Technical Game Development in a leading role
  • Experience in managing a team of at least 100+ people
  • Experience in working with external stakeholders
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Agile and Waterfall software development methodologies
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Extremely strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent teamwork, focus on contributing to good working relationships throughout the team
  • Ability to work effectively with people with different specializations and backgrounds
  • Ability to work under time pressure
  • High work ethic and self-motivated.
  • Passion for Games.
  • Additional Information

    What we offer:

  • Private medical healthcare including dental treatment for PCF members and their families (Signal Iduna).
  • MultiSport card for you and your family members or friends.
  • Free library with a wide range of games and books you have unlimited access to.
  • In-company Polish and English language classes.
  • Fresh fruit, snacks, and beverages for everyone in the office.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions are included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.
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