General Manager Apex Division

Avalanche Studios Stockholm

Company

Role

Avalanche Studios is one of the largest privately held, independent studios in the world. Our goal is simple: to develop the best open world games in the industry. We now stand before the greatest transition in the company’s history. We are embarking upon a bold journey to become the world’s leading force in open-world action and mesmerizing outdoor simulations. We already have a core technology that puts us in the lead of these genres, but we now take the next step in developing this. We are now looking for a GM for our Apex division to lead this work. 

About the role

As the GM you will be responsible for our Technical division, Apex, and report directly to the CEO. You will act as both a technology and business expert, making decisions, based on the company groups roadmap, that will impact the current and future operations of the company. Ensuring Avalanche Studios is at the forefront of game development both as a developer, publisher and partner to tier one publishers. 

To succeed in this role, you have to be passionate about games technology and its commercial role, be an evangelist and an inspirer, have a strong customer focus and be a very skilled team builder. 

”bold journey” 

GM Responsibilities

  • Setting and executing a vision for how technology will be used within the company.
  • Ultimately responsible for the technical quality of the Apex Engine and Backend and the service provided to our games divisions. 
  • Researching and identifying growth and business opportunities in collaboration with CEO and divisions MD’s. 
  • Staying on top of technology trends and developments within the games industry.
  • Create and manage timelines for the development and deployment of all technological services. 
  • Acting as a mentor to team members as well as Technical Directors in divisions and projects. Maintaining a consumer-focused outlook, both internally and externally, and aiding in the launch of new games to the market. 
  • Engaging in, and promoting, cross- project and division synergies. 
  • Ensuring all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards and demands from platform holders and publishing partners.

GM Requirements

  • Several years experience from working in a leading technological role and a proven track record of technical business development. Also managerial experience, including planning, budgeting, and managing a tech unit. 
  • Demonstrated technological skill set and a history with succeeding in managing technology development. 
  • Excellent networking skills and a proven public speaker. 
  • Solid experience from leading a support organization with a strong customer focus. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English. 
  • Extensive industry knowledge with an eye towards the future.

At Avalanche Studios, we believe in worlds without limits, and we are committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Being part of our world is not contingent on where you’re from, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion, courage and craftsmanship. Learn more at www.avalanchestudios.com

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