Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Flatter Than Earth
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January 25, 2024
Full Time
GMT-4 to GMT+3

Flatter Than Earth is on an exciting trajectory of growth and evolution as a leading game developer & IP creator. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to partner with our CEO, who also serves as the studio's Creative Director, in overseeing the day-to-day operations of our organization.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about continuous improvement, excellence, and the well-being of team members. They should possess a flexible, forward-thinking, and quality-oriented mindset, with the ability to work at both tactical and strategic levels.


Fundamental Info

  • We agree with 99% of Earth's population that Earth is round.
  • Working with team members from around the globe. Ranging from GMT-4 to GMT+3.
  • We are a premium AA+ Indie that has all the elements to become a highly recognized IP. 
  • We are looking for candidates that can start soon.
  • Always Remote, 120-160 hours per month.
  • Remuneration: dependent on knowledge, skill, experience level.


Role Overview

The ideal candidate for the COO position will be an accomplished game developer with expertise in operations and logistics. This individual will play a pivotal role in complementing the CEO's creative and product vision, with a primary focus on preserving and enhancing our high-autonomy work culture.


Key Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with the CEO to articulate and execute the company's strategic vision.
  • Work closely with internal leaders and teams to ensure alignment with strategic objectives.


Communication & Collaboration

  • Establish and maintain clear communication channels with the CEO.
  • Implement and champion a Remote-First approach to game development, fostering a framework that balances individual flexibility with organizational goals.


Logistics & Planning

  • Develop a comprehensive planning and logistics framework for the company.
  • Pave the way for a production methodology that encourages autonomy and accountability while ensuring work is prioritized effectively.


Resource Allocation

  • Collaborate with the CEO, project leaders, and HR teams for optimal resource allocation.
  • Own the process for staffing, hiring plans, and long-term growth strategies.


Operations & Administration

  • Take ownership of operations and administration functions, including HR, Finance & Production. 
  • Ensure visionary and people-first leadership principles are integrated at all levels of the organization.



  • Collaborate with the CEO and leaders to execute ambitious release plans while maintaining a no-crunch culture.


Relationship Management

  • Assist the CEO in managing key external relationships, stepping in when necessary.
  • Represent the CEO at events, partner meetings, etc., as needed.



  • Stand alongside the CEO as a humanistic, thoughtful leader.
  • Advocate for the CEO's priorities, nurture the company's culture, and foster trust and loyalty across the organization.



  • Proven experience leading projects and teams in a mid to large-sized game developer or publisher.
  • Multiple high-quality video game shipments in their career.
  • Experience collaborating with and managing Finance, HR, & Production teams.
  • Expertise in operations & administration.
  • Clear understanding of resource allocation and planning in a studio environment.
  • Proven ability to implement effective communication processes across teams.



  • Experience in both independent and publisher-owned game development.
  • Supervisory experience in the release of video games.
  • Experience in creating transmedia IP. 


How to Apply 

Hit the Apply Button, introduce yourself and send your resumes, a short cover letter and links to any relevant info and previous games.

 At the top of you cover letter provide a quick info area:

  1. Number of Shipped Titles 
  2. Years of experience
  3. Current Location/Time zone

We will read carefully what you send us and reach out to you if you meet our criteria.

If you are a good fit, then a follow up email will be sent your way.

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Join us at Flatter Than Earth and be a driving force in our journey towards creativity, innovation, and industry leadership.

Flatter Than Earth

At Flatter Than Earth, our mission is to create whimsical video games that triple A studios do not dare to make.

We're a multidisciplinary, fully remote team that’s passionate about creating video games and help players have fun. We thrive on innovating new solutions to old challenges and we seek to rethink how interesting themes (like theater & puppets or music) can merge into games that speak to the heart, mind & soul.

Our current project, Once Upon a Puppet aims to capture the attention and unleash the imagination of gamers of all ages.


Our core values are:

They are few, but they are strong. From creating processes to decision-making and finding the right team-members, we build & see our 5 core values in every thing we do.

  • Independence. Others can trust that you’ll be organized, pro-active and deliver what you agreed to and vice versa.
  • Mastery. You love what you do and care deeply about the quality of your work. You’re continuously learning and pushing yourself to expand your abilities further. You're never satisfied with the status-quo.
  • Communication. Your communication is spontaneous, clear, concise, and engaging whether you're explaining a complex idea or providing feedback to a teammate.
  • Ambition & Balance. You aspire to put a dent into the gaming industry. To do this, you set high standards for yourself and those around you. The time you spend on work isn’t measured by quantity, but by quality.
  • Impact. You're able to take a bird's eye view to pinpoint and then solve issues that have a high impact on our players, our team, and our company. You're committed to the health and success of both your teammates and Flatter Than Earth as a company.
Featured Game

Once Upon a Puppet is a magical tale that combines classic platforming mechanics with innovative puppet-inspired gameplay. Embark on a mesmerizing journey of friendship, discovery, and destiny.

Players will take on the roles of Nieve, a Stagehand who was exiled to the Understage, and Drev, a Puppet magically bound to her. As they strive to return to the theater above, they will retell forgotten stories, uncover hidden secrets, and realize their fate is tied to the kingdom itself.

  • [WEBSITE] To understand more, please visit us at
  • [STEAM] We are delighted to announce we are in Beta and now available for all to Wishlist at: Steam
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