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Director of Development (Retro Studios) – Nintendo of America Inc. – Austin, TX


Company: Nintendo of America Inc.

Location: Austin, TX

  • Full Time

Nintendo of America Inc.

Retro Studios

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo’s cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin’s sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Collaborate s to define and realize the long-term development goals of the studio.
  • Directs the development and production of assigned software products.
  • Accountable for project schedule, scope, delivery schedules, and product quality.
  • Analyzes the production and scheduling impact of creative directions.
  • Provides solutions to production and schedule challenges as a result of creative direction from parent company.
  • Acts as the liaison and coordinator between departments to meet schedule and production goals.
  • Directs and communicates development related tasks to stakeholders.
  • Monitors and modifies the product development processes, planning technologies, and resource allocation for the studio.
  • Identifies, defines, and resolves any barriers to successful execution of the game vision.
  • Lead the project management team in driving project scheduling, resource allocation, prioritization, task tracking and problem solving to achieve results.
  • Accountable for meeting product development schedules.
  • Manages day-to-day project schedule coordinating activities across diverse disciplines to project completion.
  • Assists in developing talent for the product development and project management team.
  • Ensures direct reports have appropriate resources to achieve defined objectives.
  • Handles performance evaluations, bonus reviews, and any necessary disciplinary plans for direct reports.
  • Makes recommendations for promotions of individuals within team.
  • Responsible for having 1-1 meetings to understand career goals for individuals in group.
  • Coordinates with the development management group to understand evolving needs of the studio.

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

  • Thorough understanding of interactive entertainment methodology and the video game production pipeline.
  • Experience leading a team with emphasis collaborating with Senior and Executive level leadership.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of production processes and methodologies.
  • Ability to foster a dynamic and collaborative team environment.
  • Broad knowledge across all development disciplines including; production, art, design, engineering, and tools.
  • 10+ years’ experience in production for interactive entertainment, including several product cycles in a comparable role.
  • Previous experience managing or mentoring development leadership and production staff.
  • Excellent decision-making capabilities.
  • Experience working with outsourcing companies preferred.
  • Effective written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.

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