Lead Producer

Production Austin, Texas


Description

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity brings an exceptionally talented group together to form the largest independent developer in Austin, Texas, and we opened a second studio in Toronto, Canada, last year. Our company culture reflects the vibrant nature of the cities we call home. This includes ‚Äča commitment to our evolution, excellence, and 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. 

As a Lead Producer at Certain Affinity, you’ll help run one of our game teams. The Lead Producer will guide this team to deliver a high-quality product on time and budget while promoting a collaborative, results-oriented environment.

If you have project management and scheduling experience, are eager to make an impact, and are open to new challenges, we’d like to hear from you. 

Responsibilities

  • Overall production ownership of a functional team on a AAA project
  • Responsible for delivering a high-quality game on time and within budget
  • Manage and mentor a team of producers
  • Collaborate with department leads to build a high-functioning team
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with creative partners to help ensure an excellent cross-studio environment
  • Motivate and maintain creativity and cohesion within that team
  • Work with department leads to maintain a strategic, long-term project plan
  • Create and foster daily team practices and process to make sure the long-term plan is on track
  • Facilitate communication, ensure timely dissemination of information to senior management, the team and company overall

 Requirements

  • At least five years of project management experience in game development
  • Shipped multiple AAA console or PC titles in a Senior Producer or Lead Producer role
  • Experience building high functioning, quality-driven teams
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to translate creative and technical discussions into readable and understandable summaries without losing significant concepts or details
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multitask across disciplines, assess risk, define priorities, and independently resolve problems while meeting deadlines
  • Game development expertise – traditional and agile methodologies, team dynamics, common development hurdles, game engines, development milestones, proven best practices
  • Expertise with Google Suite, MS Office, Slack and Confluence
  • Motivated/self-starter with a strong work ethic and positive “can do” attitude
  • Works well within a highly collaborative environment
  • Love and appreciation of video games across a variety of genres and platforms
  • A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive environment

Extra Credit

  • Experience developing first-person shooter or action-adventure games 
  • Experience working with multiple project management tools including, but not limited to, JIRA, Shotgun, Asana, Gitlab
  • College degree in related field preferred such as Computer Science, Computer Graphic Art, or Business Management

 

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