We're looking for a deeply experienced and strongly technical individual to join our executive leadership team as director of development. Your first responsibility will be guiding cross-discipline, studio-wide development activities as we bring our tactical military shooter Six Days in Fallujah from Early Access to full release across consoles and PC.
Six Days in Fallujah instantly became the world's #1-selling PC game when it released into Early Access in June. Tens of millions of people are now following its development, anxious for us to bring deeper realism to military shooters, as well as context into one of the world's most important recent events.
This role requires very strong technical experience, as well as a working knowledge of how content is created within each part of game development pipelines. We'll be trusting your experience, knowledge, and talent to help us focus on the right set of priorities, understand what will be necessary to execute these well, and then work with our team to deliver industry-shaping experiences on time.
Reporting to the company's CEO, you will be the senior leader responsible for bringing all aspects of development together on time:
We offer base salaries that are competitive with similar companies, plus an aggressive profit-sharing program. In the US, base salaries for this position within our industry typically range from $150,000 - $225,000. Your base salary with us will depend on your responsibilities, performance within our studio, previous experience before joining us, unique skills, education, and your location. In addition to our profit-sharing program, we also cover medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, and we offer a 401k retirement savings plan.
Highwire is a midsized development team led by people who've co-invented some of the industry's most impactful and successful videogames. Our deeply funded studio is challenging the status quo in everything from how videogames are made to what videogames can be.
We believe the best innovations come from mid-sized teams of super-empowered people. By leveraging tools like the Unreal Engine, and focusing our efforts on a small number of high-impact innovations, we're able to create industry-defining experiences, and deliver outstanding quality with teams of 60-80 people.
Our first game was the world's #1 best-selling PC game when it released into Early Access in June 2023, and tens of millions of people around the world are already following what we're doing. Six Days in Fallujah is a tactical first-person shooter that recreates true stories from one of the world's most important modern battles, with help from more than 100 Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqis who were there. By challenging players with real-world scenarios, and real people's experiences, Six Days in Fallujah gives players empathy for other people's experiences, along with insight into one of the most important events of our century. We hope it will raise expectations for what videogames can be.
As an organization that depends on attracting and retaining innovative and talented people, you can be assured that our team will welcome you here regardless of your ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or religion.
If you have any questions or would like to apply, contact us with your resume at email@example.com.