Chief Operating Officer
Looking for a COO to help us bring Studio Deloryan to the next level!
Who Are We?
At Studio Deloryan, we're not just game developers; we're a community of creators with a passion for crafting realistic management games. Our flagship project, Horse Reality, boasts a vibrant community of 10k daily active players and an average of 50k monthly active players. We celebrate the diverse perspectives, experiences, and talents of every team member, actively encouraging everyone to contribute their ideas, fostering an autonomous culture.
Horse Reality, sets a new standard for horse management games. We've meticulously recreated horse genetics, delivering a realistic experience that educates players about horse colour genetics. Join us in revolutionising the gaming industry with creativity, empathy, and a love for horses.
What We Are Looking For
As our COO, you will play a pivotal role in the day-to-day operations and strategic long-term growth of Studio Deloryan. With your entrepreneurial mindset and organisational leadership skills, you ensure the smooth functioning of our studio and contribute to our mission to create enjoyable games that capture the hearts of animal lovers. We are looking for someone with a passion for games, ideally with experience in the free-to-play market.
The COO is a key member in the team, reporting only to the CEO. You’ll maintain daily operations, so you are expected to be an experienced and efficient leader.
We created this position with the idea of hiring an experienced COO. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
- Business Development: Explore opportunities for studio growth, partnerships, and new projects, all while maintaining the studio's commitment to fostering a supportive and autonomous work environment.
- Financial Management: Monitor and manage the studio's financial health, including budgeting, performance management and cost control, while ensuring that financial decisions align with the studio's goals and values.
- Process Improvement: Identify and implement operational improvements to enhance studio efficiency and productivity. Encourage employees to take initiative in proposing and implementing process enhancements.
- Operational Leadership: Provide strategic direction and oversight for all operational aspects of the studio, including project management, resource allocation, and workflow optimisation. Cultivate a culture that embraces autonomy, allowing employees to learn from their experiences and continuously improve.
- Team Management: Lead, mentor, and collaborate with our talented team, creating an environment where team members are encouraged to take ownership of their work, learn from both successes and setbacks, and contribute their best selves to the team.
- Project Management: Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources to ensure successful game development and delivery.
- CEO Collaboration: You write and submit reports to the CEO, and collaborate with our CEO on plans for corporate growth and evolution.
- Proven Record: Experience in a leadership role within the gaming industry, with a deep understanding of game development processes and project management.
- Public Speaking: You are a confident public speaker.
- Coaching & Leadership: Strong organisational and communication skills, with the ability to lead and motivate a small, passionate team.
- Finance: Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles, with the ability to demonstrate this.
- Excellent Communication: Fluent in both Dutch and English, with clear and professional communication skills, along with effective time management.
- EU Work Authorization: Permission to work in the European Union 🇪🇺.
- Industry Familiarity: Experience with (mobile) free-to-play games.
- Horse Enthusiast: Familiar with horses and/or equestrian sports.
Why Work at Studio Deloryan?
At Studio Deloryan, we are on a mission to redefine work. We consider our 32-hour workweek the “new norm”. This innovative approach allows our team members to enjoy more quality time for themselves, focusing on what truly matters in life. We empower our team members to work from anywhere, anytime, as long as they meet their responsibilities and are available during our core communication hours. This flexibility fosters a culture of autonomy, well-being, and a harmonious work-life balance. Join us in shaping the future of work at Studio Deloryan.
- ⏰ Flexible Work Hours: Embrace a 32-hour workweek, spread across five days with 6.5h per day. Start your workday on your terms, with core hours for communication.
- 💶 Salary: Competitive salary. Plus, a 50% Christmas bonus.
- 🏖️ Paid Time Off: 25 vacation days, an additional 2-week holiday break during our company closing at Christmas, and time off on national holidays in your country of residence.
- 💻 Extra Benefits: Company laptop, a €500 work from home budget, a €1000 educational budget to enhance your skills (based on full-time employment), and other benefits.
- 🏢 Flexible Working: Choose to work from our office in the Dutch Game Garden in The Netherlands, embrace hybrid remote work, or work fully remotely. And yes, we have an office dog! 🐶
- 🌱 Autonomy and Responsibility: Experience a high degree of freedom and personal responsibility in your work.
- 💭 Your Needs Matter: Consider the above benefits a baseline. We're open to discussions about what will make you feel happy and empowered in your role.
Please note that we do not offer relocation and/or visa support.
Join Studio Deloryan and Power Up Your Career in Gaming!
If you are ready to join a growing game studio and make a significant impact on our success, apply now and embark on an exciting journey in the gaming industry!
Shoot us an email with your resumé and motivation at email@example.com.