(Senior) Project Lead Gaming industry (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · DE - Munich Office

About the company

Chimera Entertainment is a creative and independent development studio for digital entertainment software in the heart of the beautiful city of Munich. Our company was founded in 2006 with the support of the production house remote control productions GmbH.

In addition to developing our own IPs, we implement work for hire, from conception to completion. Gameplay, creativity and imagination are always in the forefront and we promote teamwork, exceptional talent and passion. Thanks to our 17-year expertise in the field of mobile gaming and cross-platform development, our award-winning portfolio consists of top titles such as 'Angry Birds Epic' and 'Angry Birds Evolution'. We are one of Germany's leading game developers and look forward to welcoming you as a potential member of our ambitious over 45-strong team. We want to expand our success within the coolest industry in the world.

We are currently working on our own IP strategy game "Songs of Silence" for PC and consoles: check it out on  Steam!
Your role

As a (Senior) Project Lead (f/m/d) at Chimera Entertainment, you will be at the helm of creating high-quality, visually appealing games. We boast an experienced, international, and flexible team of over 45 people who work with dedication under leadership that champions transparency and sustainability.

Your mission is leading one of our projects from inception through to a successful launch and beyond. You will be central to the project, a pillar supporting the team and ensuring the highest quality in game development. We are open to candidates ranging from regular to senior levels, who harbor a love for the craft of game production and are eager to work with us in Munich, collaborating closely with our production team, clients, and senior management.
The kind of stuff you’ll be doing:
  • Leadership: Lead a game development team throughout all project phases, from the initial concept to release and live operations.
  • Planning: Plan and schedule the project while managing production risks.
  • Operations: Oversee daily development operations, catering to the team’s needs and organizing productive meetings.
  • Communication & stakeholder management: Serve as the central communication hub, ensuring smooth workflows within the team and effective stakeholder management, including liaisons with clients, partners, and other departments.
  • Ownership: Take full ownership of the project, assuming responsibility for the team, timeline, budget, and the successful delivery of the project.
  • Reporting: Regular collaboration and reporting to the senior management, keeping them abreast of project developments.
Who are we looking for:
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of related professional experience in the games industry. 
  • Knowledge: A deep understanding of all the relevant phases of game development and broad knowledge of project management tools and agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum).
  • Skills: Excellent planning, communication, and presentation skills, adept at steering the team and interfacing with clients and stakeholders.
  • Team Player: An individual open to working within a larger production team, guiding juniors, sharing with peers, and dedicated to enhancing company standards.
  • Language Proficiency: Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Location: Based in Munich, or willing to relocate,valuing personal interaction with the team. Individual hybrid working setups are possible.
  • Strategic thinking: Have a mind for the big picture and have the ability to think across projects on a company level and take actions to collaborate with others in such fashion
The ideal candidate also has:
  • A strong track record of released games
  • Experience working with international publishing partner and/or self-publishing a game
What's in for you?
  • Flat hierarchy in a friendly atmosphere in a flexible working environment
  • A creative, casual, and international workplace right in the heart of Munich
  • Relocation Support
  • Public Transport compensation in Munich (German Ticket)
  • Lunch Budget (up to 50 €/month)
  • Professional Health Coaching with a Sports Scientist & Medical Training Therapist (OLAO HEALTH) - digital and live
  • A well-stocked library with books, games, and games consoles 
  • Free coffee, drinks, and fruits onsite
  • Regular team & company events like a summer party, Oktoberfest, and Movie and Gaming Nights 
  • And a lot of fun :-)

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