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Director of External Development

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We’re seeking an experienced change agent who can help direct and build out Bungie’s external development capabilities.  As Bungie transforms into a multi-franchise organization, the Director of External Development will both plan and drive our global approach to outsourcing and co-development, across all our projects.

The Director of External Development will report to the VP of Production and will work closely with each project team to ensure their external development needs are met, and to build out the Bungie organization to match our future development needs.


  • Build the multi-year vision and strategy for our Outsourcing and External Development efforts
  • Build and hire the central organization needed to coordinate external development across our multiple franchises
  • Work closely with each game franchise to assess their external development needs and ensure that they are met in time for or shipping needs
  • Work closely with our Business Development team to source, vet, and sign partnership studios across the globe
  • Create and maintain relationships with third-party partners
  • Work with business unit leaders to ensure budgets are managed and maintained.
  • Guide the standards, culture, and policies Bungie will need to create great player experiences with our partnered studios
  • Embody the highest standards of leadership and positive culture, both within Bungie and with our partners


  • Extensive experience running and coordinating external development for a AAA development team
  • Experience as a change agent within an organization, able to build and enact processes, culture, and new organizational design
  • Broad knowledge of state-of-the-art outsourcing best practices
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills


  • Experience building an outsourcing function from zero within a studio
  • Experience coordinating with a portfolio of game projects
  • Deep experience shipping and supporting Live Service games
Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). 

This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. 

In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.
Washington State Pay Range
$210,000$242,000 USD
Bungie full-time employees in the U.S. also receive:
  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position
  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually
  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked 

International FTE employees receive competitive benefits.

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 

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