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Code Manager - Studio Elevation (Remote)

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Description

Elevation is re-establishing the boundaries of VR. We’re looking for a talented Code Manager to help us explore, create, and deliver world-leading innovation in software and VR hardware. Become one of the founding members of Elevation, pathfinding a remote first studio, crafting a new generation of VR development and bringing core VR games to fruition.

As Code Manager, you will be responsible for building, managing and developing the code team across a multi-project studio. Help the code team to flourish professionally and personally, enjoy their time at work, and grow their skills. Help your team deliver cutting-edge VR experiences while fostering a healthy and inclusive studio culture.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside Production, the code team and other disciplines to bridge communication gaps and ensure code resourcing and scheduling is realistic, appropriate, and well planned.
  • Help galvanise the code team towards good process and practical timely delivery of specific goals and deadlines.
  • Grow and develop each code sub discipline team in terms of personal reviews, career progression, skill balance and recruitment.
  • Own the code department’s hiring objectives, executing interviews or facilitating them.
  • Coordinate with the nDreams Academy, bringing new talent into the industry and helping new starters successfully integrate on production projects.
  • Collaboratively refine working practices, standards, and process to enable the universal creation of quality across the studio while working remotely.
  • Work with the Talent Team and HR to facilitate the adoption of cross-studio best practice.
  • Report and track the health of the code department, anticipating future needs and identifying areas or individuals in need of mentoring, support, training or other development.
  • Own and coordinate external outreach such as relationships with Universities, presence at conferences and foster good relationships with recruitment agencies and other 3rd parties.
  • Be a positive behavioural and mental role model for the team and studio, fostering a culture of excellence, professionalism, collaboration and honesty within your team and Elevation.

Requirements

Essential capabilities:

  • Substantial large-scale game development experience organising and delivering AAA game developments.
  • Strong knowledge of at least one professional OO language, preferably C++.
  • A solid working knowledge of large game development processes and working practices, enough to help critique quality and know when benchmarks are or are not being met.
  • Good diplomacy skills, able to effect change through effective communication, encouragement and comradery as well as setting specific measurable goals.
  • Strong English communication skills with an ability to convey complex technical information to non-technical staff.
  • An empathetic, calm and approachable person that can understand, support and career-manage all personalities across the team.
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment, with an ability to respond positively to change as the projects progress.
  • An ability to judge end-to-end timescales for production and support coding work.
  • A patient and supportive personality with a strong drive to help the people on your team grow and flourish.
  • Self-driven, autonomous and passionate about your work helping deliver exceptional games.

Benefits

Who are we?

nDreams Studio Elevation is bringing the evolution of VR development to core gamers.

This is an all-new studio seeded by the creative talent that brought you the innovative, genre defining award-winning VR title Phantom: Covert Ops.

We are looking for exceptional talent to help pave the way forward with fresh innovation for the next generation of VR hardware and software.

Why nDreams Elevation?

This is the opportunity to build upon an already proven, world-class foundation of VR expertise, to further shape and mould a new way of working, that continues to deliver and innovate for the next generation of core VR games.

We are a remote first studio, with all the perks that come with it. Work from anywhere to help us push the boundaries of VR, with cutting edge technology and the support of our established VR expertise from the wider nDreams group.

Rapidly growing to support a variety of genres, nDreams is one of the world’s leading developers/publishers focused on VR games, creating multiple studios dedicated to making the best games out there.

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