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Developer Relations Manager - Dundee, UK

Video Games - Sales & Business Development
Ref: 434 Date Posted: Tuesday 02 Nov 2021
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As Developer Relations Manager in the Opera Gaming Business Unit you will be the main point of contact for commercial studios. You will champion Game Maker Studio (GMS) innovations and advantages with developers and studios of all sizes. You will provide feedback from our partners to help influence the GMS product roadmap and strategy. Your credibility with, and empathy for game developers combined with the ability to think beyond the day-to-day are more important than your knowledge of the most popular titles at all times. You will also work closely with the business leadership team providing strategic guidance and putting plans into action with a globally distributed team.

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationship with high priority studios and publishers
  • Develop and execute developer outreach and onboarding strategy
  • Communicate and advise studios on new GameMaker features and updates
  • Connect studios with the expert on the GameMaker team
  • Proactively engage with the game development community, meeting them where they are.
  • Give talks at industry events
  • Have a strong vision for where the industry is going, and stay on top of new technologies that may prove disruptive in the future & what this means for GMS’s strategy
  • Work with marketing to organise developer events and organise Game Jams

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or a related field.
  • Strong oral and written communicator
  • Previously worked in the games industry and familiar with game development processes
  • Resourceful problem solver
  • Familiar with GameMaker or other game engines
  • Worked in an Account Management environment

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