General Manager

Management Bangalore, India


  • Job Title - General Manager

  • Reports Into - COO 

  • Location - Bangalore

A Little Bit about Kwalee….

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game developers and publishers, with well over 1 billion downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Airport Security and Makeover Studio 3D. We also have a growing PC and Console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join Scathe, Die by the Blade, Robobeat, Space Chef and Wildmender.

What’s In It For You?

  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to choose how and when you work best

  • Company bonus scheme - we win, you win 

  • Private medical cover - delivered through BUPA

  • Life Assurance - for long term peace of mind

  • On site gym - take care of yourself

  • Relocation support - available

  • Quarterly Team Building days - we’ve done Paintballing, Go Karting & even Robot Wars

  • Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays! 

Are You Up To The Challenge?

As our General Manager you’ll provide general leadership and senior management oversight for all Kwalee business activities carried out from the offices in Bangalore. You’ll champion Kwalee values, strategic intentions, goals and objectives across all disciplines, supporting departmental leaders in the attainment of high quality work output.

Your Team Mates

You will work closely with senior leaders in all departments to help facilitate the smooth running of the studio and help create brilliant and highly successful computer games. 

What Does The Job Actually Involve?

  • Collaborate with departmental leaders, understanding business objectives, targets, and deliverables.

  • Provide local “on the ground” support, guidance and management oversight across all functions, maintaining the highest standards and promoting an excellent work ethic across the workforce in India.

  • Support line management activities for remote departmental leaders as needed, working as part of a matrix management structure. Champion company policies, and procedures at all times.

  •  Manage all aspects of the facility in Bangalore, ensuring the office is secure and maintained as a great place to work. Ensure the facility is maintained and manage health and safety risks. Liaise with the landlord and contractors as needed. 

  • Manage the local facility budget. Provide management oversight for local overhead expenditure.

  • Collaborate with technology and other business leaders to define and maintain a business continuity plan.

  • Provide regular input and insight to the Kwalee leadership team, keeping them informed about matters relating to business operations in Bangalore.

  •  Provide input to budget planning activities.

  • Provide support in the onboarding of new employees, succession planning initiatives, and other initiatives launched by Human Resources.

  • Maintain awareness of developments in the field of game design and game publishing.

  • Provide an extra pair of hands at management level, as needed

Your Hard Skills

  • Experience as a General Manager of a large office in a technology or related industry. 

  • Experience working within non-native companies, e.g UK, EU,US based. 

  • Experience working with senior leadership teams to guide, develop and lead a business. 

  • A positive, “can-do” attitude and great time and task management skills

  • Budget responsibility experience

  • Expert in business operations and able to develop, advise and implement new operational procedures

Your Soft Skills

Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues. 

We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.

A Little More About Kwalee

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.

Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.

We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France. 

We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: - Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth - including Antarctica!