Software Project Manager*
Karlsruhe | full-time | from now
We are Gameforge, one of the leading publishers of free-to-play online games based in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Would you like to work in a team of project managers sharing a passion for gaming? We are managing all software projects for our games and internal applications.
As Project Manager, you assume ownership of software projects assigned to you including planning, execution, controlling and finishing.
To fulfil these tasks, you are highly organized, enthusiastic, have excellent communication skills and a proven record of success of at least 3 years in project management, ideally gaming related.
Please submit your application in English
- You coordinate internal resources for the flawless execution of assigned projects in time and budget over the full lifecycle from “Concept” to “Release”
- You gather requirements for work effort from project stakeholders alongside technical feasibility and create a schedule during the planning phase
- You track progress and communicate schedules, updates, status, major decisions, risks and blockers throughout the whole production process
- You also capture change requests, communicate impact, request stakeholder decisions, and execute changes, if applicable
- You assist with planning for follow-on projects, facilitate reviews between stakeholders and team members and document any learnings in the post-production phase to improve best practices for the department and company
- You have a strong software development background to capture and manage technical requirements and dependencies across multiple development teams
- You have a solid understanding of software development processes, software development life cycles and performance management
- You have aquired expertise in the use of project management methodologies (e.g. Waterfall/Kanban/Scrum) and tools like MS Project, JIRA and Confluence as well as resource management practices and change management techniques
- You have outstanding skills in the areas of communication, relationship-building and problem-solving
- You know how to handle complex tasks without losing your cool
- You look at the bigger picture, questioning existing methods and analysing potential risks
Your Gameforge setting
- An international company awaits you! English is our company language, as employees from over 25 nations are part of our team
- When it comes to food, we’ve got you covered. Free breakfast and a selection of lunches every day. Plus Thursday is cake day (no lie!)
- Family is number one! Flexible working hours, a parent/child working room and more
- We have full transparency at Gameforge! We all share our ideas because everyone has potential
With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.
*No matter what gender, we’ re on the lookout for people with drive and talent.
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