Outsourcing Manager

We are Fatshark

We are an independent Swedish game development studio located in Södermalm, Stockholm. With about 100 experienced and skilled employees we have worked as contractors for a number of AAA projects, as well as developed titles with publishers and independently for both consoles and PC. Our most recent game is the critically acclaimed title Warhammer: Vermintide 2. We tackle every project, genre and setting with enthusiasm, professionalism and a cup of coffee.

The role

We are looking for a person who specializes in outsource management, responsible for setting up, communicating & monitoring outsourced assets and the attainment of those deliverables. Alongside this we would like to see the optimisation of processes and pipelines relating to our outsourced assets and the asset database. As an outsourcing manager you will be an essential member of our production team, iterating daily with different disciplines at Fatshark whilst managing our relationships with outsourcing partners and being in the midst of the development of our games. Outsourcing management is a central service at Fatshark, which means you will be working on multiple projects running in parallel, and at the end of the day providing great value for our games and our players.

 

What we offer

Here at Fatshark, we do what we love most: design high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being indie. We offer you:

  • A playful, friendly and inclusive work place
  • Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative/multiplayer games
  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks
  • Developing games with our own engine - Stingray
  • Regulated flex time and paid overtime
  • Occupational pension
  • Yearly health benefits (for gym membership & more)
  • Yearly bonus program 
  • Office located in central Stockholm


Responsibilities

  • Work with our outsource partners and production to establish a schedule and roadmap for the completion of assets making sure project’s dates are upheld
  • Setup internal team reviews, collate and share feedback amongst our outsource partners within a defined sign off process
  • Maintain healthy relationships with outsourcing partners and work with them to implement high standards (technical and aesthetical) efficiently
  • Seek out new partners, and/or assess skill and ability to deliver to Fatsharks standards for potential partnerships
  • Work with Producers and Studio Management to balance quality, time and costs while maintaining the studio’s high standards
  • Proactively identify and resolve risks to both the project and outsource pipeline and ensure that all security measures are in place
  • Work with the Leads and Directors to create and assess the asset briefs required to ensure the quality of assets for the final product
  • Obtain sign offs for the work carried out by partners at the end of each phase 
  • Ensure that the partners’ teams have the support they require so production runs smoothly 


Required qualifications

  • Professional working experience in managing Outsourcing assets for games
  • Knowledge of the video game industry and production processes, with a particular focus on asset creation
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple requests from different people while working towards a deadline
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work with multiple different partners at the same time
  • Exceptional knowledge of issue, task-tracking software (e.g. Jira) and other task tracking tools
  • A problem solving mind-set is essential


Bonus qualifications

  • 1 - 3 years experience in Art, Project Management or any other relevant experience
  • Experience in games asset creations;
  • Outsourcing and/or Co-dev experience is an asset




Application details


Don’t worry - not all requirements mentioned have to be met. But if you feel that you check some of these boxes and could aspire to become an awesome outsourcing manager at Fatshark – please feel free to send us your application!

We will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates continuously throughout the application period.


Location: Fatshark Office, Stockholm
Start: Asap 2020
Form of Employment: Permanent

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Stockholm

Rosenlundsgatan 29C
118 63 Stockholm Directions contact@fatshark.se

Why Fatshark?

Here at Fatshark, we do what we love the most: design, develop and publish high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being independent. We offer you:

  • Building worlds

    Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative and multiplayer games

  • Great atmosphere

    A fun, friendly and inclusive work environment

  • Keep on growing

    Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks

  • Work-life balance

    Regulated flex time, paid overtime and minimum crunch policy

Who are we?

When we put Fatshark to sea in 2007, we wanted to create a place where talented people would come together and create awesome games. We did, and Fatshark is today a studio and publisher where great ideas spawn and reach the hands of countless players.

Equally important to us, we’ve never lost the joy that goes into creating great games. Over the years, we have created a habitat in which all kinds of fatsharks can thrive.

 

Cooperation is key

At Fatshark, we develop and publish cooperative games, where people come together to have fun and solve problems together. In a Fatshark game, you are given the freedom to succeed or fail trying as a group. And that's exactly the way we like it. Through teamwork in our games and in our studio, 1+1=3.

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