Product Director

PRODUCT DIRECTOR wanted!

Celebrating its 13th year in the video games industry, the Kalypso Media Group is a privately
owned, global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment
software with close to 100 employees worldwide, operating from seven offices across
Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media enjoys a very strong
global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital subsidiary. Furthermore, the group
owns a mobile game branch and two development studios securing a constant supply of high
quality game franchises, such as “Tropico”, “Railway Empire” and “Commandos”, and works
with multiple leading independent developers.

To complete the team of directors, we are looking for a PRODUCT DIRECTOR, primarily
working in the headquarters based in Germany. The Product Director shall be responsible for
all internal and external development studios, game producing and QA teams and bring an
entrepreneurial spirit to the role. This position reports directly to the Managing Director /
Owner of Kalypso Media Group.


Your role and responsibilities:

  • Leading and directing of Producing, Support and QA-teams
  • Creating and achieving clear goals for development teams which are both inspiring and measurable
  • Optimization of all development departments following the “value for money” principles and to reduce feature creeps within productions
  • Direct a team of producers to create and maintain an effective production planning and tracking system to suit any particular project
  • Transfer of knowledge and resources between internal (and external) studios
  • High quality product development within time and budget (bonus component)
  • Re-design of development processes (milestones, QA, localization, etc.)
  • Sourcing and technical due diligence of new projects, studios, IPs
  • Primary technical contact for 1st Parties, Middle- and Hardware providers
  • Early reconnaissance of development lacks and solution proposals
  • Adopt, implement and spiritualize the company philosophy (“value for money”)


Your skills and experience:

  • Proven experience (>5 years) in an executive game development role
  • Professional negotiation skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Multitasking and management of several projects simultaneously
  • Client-oriented work style (internal and external stakeholders)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English (and German if possible)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and energetic, team-player
  • Comprehensive software and tool knowledge expected

Interested?


Please send your CV and documents via Email to:
business@kalypsomedia.com, c/o Mr. Simon Hellwig, Managing Director