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Release Manager (Unannounced Project)

Job Overview

Does the challenge of working on a new AAA unannounced project excite you? Here at DPS Games you can do exactly that. We are based in Guildford, self-publishing our own title, and are fully funded by Wargaming, one of the biggest publishers of FTP games in the world. Our studio leadership are industry veterans, and we believe we’re building a great studio culture in the best studio space in Guildford. If you think you have the talent to join a world class team, we’d love you to join us!

We are looking for an experienced Release Manager, whilst you won’t be managing a team but you’ll be directly responsible for building Release management functions, across large interconnected complex projects. You’ll work closely with leads, producers and project managers, across all departments, to understand project needs, to scale our efforts appropriately. You will own the guidelines and policies for release management in all aspects and work independently to set best practices.

The ideal candidate will have experience both building as well as running QA and release management in the global, free-to-play games industry.

Reports to

This position is based in Guildford, UK and reports to the QA Director.

What will you do?

  • Be responsible for overall release planning and implement release management function for a cross-platform free-to-play service game, across all locations
  • Establish and maintain best release pipeline practices
  • Regularly review release progress against plans
  • Regularly review release content and scope to identify and communicate any increase in risk, impact or issues relating to the role-associated area of responsibility
  • Ensure release readiness for pre-production and production check points
  • Drive release management improvements with close collaboration with other teams
  • Be the point of contact for the areas of responsibility
  • Own the risk management in the areas of responsibility
  • Collaborate with other departments to improve overall game quality and development methods
  • Reflect on the outcomes of a release and identify, deliver, and communicate resulting process improvements
  •  Be responsible for communicating and championing the release process to all levels of the business

What are we looking for?

  • Strong professional QA experience
  • Release management experience of course!
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Delivery and stakeholder management experience
  • Have a passion for delivering high quality products
  • Experience working with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
  • Great communication and organisational skills
  • We’d love you to be a game enthusiast

What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, MS Teams, Excel
  • Experience running cross-platform game development projects
  • Experience operating global, constantly evolving games as a service
  • Experience working with highly distributed development and support teams
  • Experience building distributed QA, release management and localisation teams
  • A superb motivator and implementor of quality standards

Benefits

Benefits and perks are tailored to the local market and culture. Our benefits in Guildford include:

  • 5 weeks of Annual Leave per calendar year
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Onsite canteen (with an endless supply of snacks and beverages)
  • Video game areas, Warhammer painting station, a bespoke D&D table, Adjustable height desks
  • Wellbeing perks (Mental Health Days, Dedicated Well-being room, Team of Mental Heath First Aiders, Professional counseling)
  • Health Insurance (including family coverage), Life Insurance, Pension contribution
  • Career development and education opportunities within the company
  • Employee discounts
  • Personal Gaming Account 
  • Company events 
  • Seniority Awards 
  • Referral program - you can recommend the best talents to the Company and receive a reward 
  • Working in one of the main European hubs for game development
  • Startup within a company with 25 years of experience on the market
  • To learn more about our studio in Guildford, follow this link: https://dpsgames.com/studio

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