PRODUCER

PRODUCER – Development

ROLE  – The primary function of the Producer is to lead and inspire a talented team of game developers to consistently deliver both original and contract projects that are creatively and commercially successful.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management: Take responsibility for the successful completion of assigned projects:

  • Ensure that the goals of the project—quality, timeliness, budget, etc—are met
  • Establish the policies, goals, and values of the development team
  • Stays up to date with the current state of the game industry
  • Highly knowledgeable of current best reviewed and best selling games
  • Ensure that the entire team knows it highest priorities and due dates
  • Ensure that all contractual requirements are met in each milestone delivered to the client
  • Effectively use all resources for production and testing
  • Maintain forecasts of the project’s budget; anticipate, identify, and resolve overruns
  • Constantly evaluate risks, potential obstacles and provide solutions before they become issues

Client Interaction

  • Interact with clients as appropriate
  • Identify and track the responsibilities and dependencies of clients
  • Manage potential conflicts between internal and external expectations for the project

Documentation

  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of all project-related documentation: milestones, schedules, contracts, design documents, specifications, etc.
  • Work with the Leads (Art Director, Lead Game Designer, Technical Director) to develop project specifications that define the scope of the project, requirements of the prototype, and deliverables of milestones

Staff Support

  • Assist and counsel marginal performers according to HR policies
  • Complete the performance reviews of team members on time
  • Help settle project-related conflicts and disputes
  • Ensure that the team’s work environment is healthy and facilitates a high degree of creativity and productivity

SKILLS                                 

  • Thorough and accurate management and communication
  • Multi tasking: able to manage multiple projects
  • Problem solving
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Solid knowledge of the game development process
  • Experience communicating with external clients
  • Timely reporting to senior management
  • Ability to maintain project-related documents, schedules, lists, etc., using commercial software (e.g. MS Project, Merlin, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to consistently deliver high quality games, on time, on budget that make a difference

REQUIREMENTS:                 

  • Minimum of 4 years directly managing a team composed of game developers (artists, programmers, game designers, sound artists) from diverse disciplines
  • Professional experience working in the digital media industry as a producer or associate producer at either the developer or publisher level
  • At least 3 AAA released projects (mobile, console, PC/Mac)
  • University degree or equivalent experience

RELATIONSHIPS:                

  • Reports to: President/CEO
  • Manages: Leads of assigned projects

COMPENSATION: 

  • Competitive salary, benefits and stock option package available for the right candidate