Director of Game Development
WHO WE ARE: Grover Gaming, headquartered in Greenville, North Carolina, is a software design and development company that specializes in electronic gaming throughout the United States and Canada. Having more than 275 employees located in seven states, we are working every day toward building a strong foundation of humble, passionate people, effective processes, and superior products. Our dedication to customer service, adaptability, and a diverse range of products has solidified our position as a global leader in the electronic gaming industry, leading to our second year on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing companies in 2020 at #194. Grover Gaming strives to support local communities and has helped raise over $250 Million for charities through its partnerships in charitable gaming markets.
SUMMARY: The Director of Game Development is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all Game Development functions for the company. The Director of Game Development will also be responsible for the constant growth of the Game Development team by providing technical leadership, vision, direction, and mentoring.
- Understand company Mission, Vision, and Values and be an ambassador of MVV.
Meets business needs by managing the activities of developers by consistently delivering quality solutions on-time, within budget, and scope
Support producer in the pursuit of managing development timelines
Lead and manage the programming team. Mentor and inspire the programming team to meet project quality levels and deadlines.
Review functional and non-functional design specifications.
Design and develop new features and functions of game concepts
Responsible for design reviews, code reviews, and mentoring the game development team
Manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in a high-pressure environment; excelling at pinpointing and resolving problems in early project stages to reduce cost/time expenses
Provide relevant tools and equipment to enhance productivity
Facilitate the creation and storage of technical product documentation
- Support DevOps engineering team with new product pipeline creation.
- Support game designers by promoting constant gameplay improvements in UX
- Recruit, hire, and train new talent
Participate in, and be responsible for, all system architecture design, documentation and implementation
Interact with cross functional teams while maintaining a high level of professionalism and productivity
7+ years’ experience in professional software development
- Experience with Unity engine (not just scripting within Unity), e.g. prefabs, 3D assets, etc.
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong ability to communicate in writing and speaking
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or equivalent.
- 3+ years’ experience in game development leadership position
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The usual work environment is typical of an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with no material or weather-related hazards except those associated with travel.
This Job Description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing Company objectives. The description incorporates the most typical duties performed and covers only the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The inclusion of those duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position.