Lead Content Producer

Production Austin, Texas


Description

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity, the largest independent video game developer in Austin, is comprised of a tightly knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

We are looking for a confident Lead Producer to be responsible for all content development for our new, unannounced game. This role involves leading a large team of developers on our biggest game pillar. 

Are you the type of producer that helps set the course for successful game launches and see them through to the very end, because you know how to deliver? Are you ready to take on new challenges with established teams, helping them make the absolute most of the time they have available? Are you comfortable supporting multiple teams in multiple locations and shipping big features? Do you thrive on making sure communication is smooth and clear? Do you have project management and scheduling experience, are eager to make an impact, motivated to support the needs of both development teams and external partners, and are open to new challenges? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Drive all production tasks associated with the content side of a live service game; ensuring that everything we ship supports a great player experience
  • Facilitate effective and efficient communication and collaboration across disciplines, teams, and stakeholders
  • Create, maintain, and communicate content roadmaps and schedules
  • Identify and manage risks, and establish and track risk mitigation plans
  • Drive the content-related goals and plans of milestones in conjunction with the wider production team and the broad game development timeline
  • Iterate on production processes to continuously improve our velocity, collaboration, predictability, and visibility
  • Manage and mentor producers; collaborate with them to define near-term goals, mentor them regarding project or people challenges, support them in achieving career objectives
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with internal and external partners to help ensure a strong, open, collaborative cross-department and cross-studio environment
  • Coordinate with the Quality Assurance department, and with partners as necessary, to drive product testing cycles, including usability testing
  • Work with limited supervision and use independent judgment outside of established procedures when necessary

 Requirements

  • At least 5+ years of project management experience in game development
  • Shipped at least one AAA console and PC titles in a Senior Producer or Lead Producer role
  • Ability to create project roadmaps and define milestones, and monitor the progress of milestones and individual tasks against those schedules
  • Experience using Agile game development methodologies
  • Mastery of JIRA, Excel, Shotgun, or equivalent project management software packages
  • Experience with large, AAA teams and distributed/remote development
  • Demonstrable ability to create, track, and maintain team schedules, and to drive projects to completion on time
  • Experience building and leading high functioning, quality-driven teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multitask across disciplines, assess risk, define priorities, and resolve problems while meeting deadlines
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic, a good business head, and a positive attitude
  • Works well within an open, highly collaborative environment
  • Passion for video games and game development

Extra Credit

  • Development experience with online multiplayer games and FPS/TPS titles
  • Experience developing co-op games
  • A player of online looter-shooters and a fan of cooperative gameplay
  • Experience working on games as a service, free-to-play games, and live development
  • Experience with large-scale development using UE4
  • College degree in related field preferred such as Computer Science, Computer Graphic Art, or Project Management

Certain Affinity offers relocation for this position to Austin, Texas where we make it all happen.