Audio Development Manager

Total War Production
Joining the award winning and quality focused Audio Department at Creative Assembly, in the role of Development Manager for Audio you will work as a key facilitator, across multiple assigned titles, enabling and helping steer our teams to meet their schedule and deliverable targets.

You will work side by side with key personnel such as other Development Managers and the Audio Director. The role will be suited to someone who is passionate about the audio arts and ideally has experience dealing with audio production and its multi-disciplines (sound design, dialogue, music and programming). You will be a highly organised individual, who relishes the challenge and variety in coordinating multiple project workflows, enjoys improving or learning new planning and project management methodologies, interfacing with many individuals, and is proactive in resolving project blockers and dependencies.

Key Responsibilities

As a Total War Development Manager for Audio, adhering to the wider project schedules, your primary responsibilities are to plan, organise and deliver the weekly workload sprints across the multi-disciplined department, taking the project scopes and working collaboratively with the audio leads and Directors, ensuring that tasks are scheduled and assigned to appropriate individuals, adhering to any internal or external dependencies, and ensuring they deliver on time.

You will monitor team performance, while keeping up to date with the wider project and staff changes, adapting team workflows and plans where need be. You will produce weekly status reports for the department, keeping leads and directors always up to date with project status and propose solutions to planning and delivery issues identified.

You will communicate a lot, both with the internal audio department but also external teams and other stakeholders to ensure that dependencies are factored in to planning and delivery, and that project updates are visible and understood.

This is not a content producing role.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience 

  • Relevant experience in project management with a good understanding of planning scheduling, process, tracking and resource allocation
  • Relevant experience working with multi-disciplinary audio teams
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. You will be aware of potential and current issues and offer practical and realistic plans to resolve them
  • Able to identify and assess risks and communicate ways to mitigate them
  • Always looking for ways to improve our process, team or project
  • Excellent knowledge and experience using MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • Enthusiastic, with a genuine passion for audio and games 
  • Knowledge of the Total War Franchise
  • Good presentation skills
  • Experience with Agile and other methodologies
  • Previous experience working with one or more of:
    • Perforce
    • JIRA
    • Audio post-production or game audio production (in-house)

Currently Creative Assembly is working fully remotely and we continue to assess the COVID-19 situation, with the safety of our staff our number one priority. We are still actively recruiting and onboarding new staff each week. We will set you up with everything you need to join remotely whether you will need to relocate to the UK (or within the UK) now, or at a later date.

We offer a fully bespoke funded relocation package for you and your dependants, and you’ll be supported through the process with our dedicated Relocation Specialist.

We also have an excellent range of benefits to support your work life balance, including:
  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all UK Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support with a dedicated learning and development. We offer among other activities; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops to inspire and enthuse including internal programming conferences, on-site training with renowned specialists as well as global conference attendance
  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening
  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme
  • Free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • An employee assistance programme and onsite confidential wellbeing sessions
  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy
  • Discounts portal giving access to a wide range of extras such as heavily discounted home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers
  • Amazing studio parties such as our CA Summer Festival, a Christmas Party for you and your partner plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have our wrap parties for all our releases
  • Free Japanese lessons, life drawing, creative writing and Pilates classes
  • A range of CA Social events including the annual sponsored Walking Challenge to 100Km, Couch to 5k in our beautiful local park, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more
  • We offer discounts with local businesses, including estate agents and local shops to support our local economy.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Creative Assembly is about the right people making the best games. We are united through our values. We focus on our strengths and embrace our uniqueness, collaborating across teams and giving everyone the trust and respect to be masters of their craft. Our values form the foundation of our culture and ethos:
  • Quality - Everything we do is about quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of all our creations.
  • Focus - We focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.
  • Teamwork - We are a collective who thrive working across teams, empowering each other to succeed.
  • Respect - Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our fans will love.
  • Trust - Alongside respect, we trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.
If this sounds like you, apply now.