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Head of Development

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Urban Games GmbH

IT & Technology
Schaffhausen

Urban Games is an independent and highly-successful video game development company focused on simulation and management games. Urban Games’ third video game title, Transport Fever 2, was released with great success in late 2019 and enables the company to continue growing. Urban Games offers the opportunity to work on unique video games in a creative work environment and career opportunities with competitive salaries. The company is based in Schaffhausen directly at the train station and can therefore be reached in just 36 minutes from Zurich.The head of development has overall responsibility for the entire software development team and leads the team to optimize the performance in collaboration with the CTO and the CEO.Start date: as per agreementResponsibilities:

  • Have overall responsibility for a team of about seven to ten highly qualified software engineers
  • Define responsibilities, show opportunities, evaluate performance and promote team members
  • Optimize the performance of the team, define new profiles and hire new team members
  • Convey the essential goals to the team, act as a motivator and set a good example
  • Take feedback from team members and ensure discipline and fairness in the team
  • Ensure deadlines are reached and appropriate lessons are learned
  • Establish a close collaboration with the head of product, head of art, the CTO and the CEO

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 3+ years of experience with leadership of technical team members 
  • 5+ years of industry experience in the field of sophisticated software projects
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Leadership skills with a high level of empathy for the motivating factors of highly qualified teams
  • Great organization, moderation and social skills paired with strong assertiveness
  • German and English communication and writing skills (B2 at least)

 Preferences:

  • Master’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Higher education in leadership, management or related field
  • Expert-level understanding of cross-platform C++ development
  • 5+ years of programming experience preferably with C++ and graphics APIs
  • Experience in the video game industry and worked on shipped products

 Please send your application to [email protected]