Senior Producer - Star Wars IP

Game Design & Production Brighton, East Sussex


Position: Senior Producer

Location: Brighton

Salary: Competitive

Reporting To: Executive Producer  

Posting Date: 11th December 2019

Closing Date:  9th January 2019

Number of vacancies available for this position: 2

We’re BossAlien, part of the NaturalMotion family, our mission is to bring AAA console visuals and deep, compelling gameplay to mobile platforms. As a key member of our team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse team of experienced developers and utilize leading-edge technology and content pipelines. In 2018 & 2019, NaturalMotion Studios were named one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.

  1. Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Planning and Execution: Working with feature teams, leadership, and partner teams, you will define the work to be done, work with partners and the team to set backlog priorities, ensure ownership, build long and short term plans, and communicate to all interested parties.
  • Communication and Leadership: Own written, verbal and visual communication between disciplines, teams and individuals. Present transparent progress status and risk plan reporting, as well as quantitative production milestone metrics. Keep everyone in sync with plans, and changes as they happen. Provide vision and direction to individuals and teams, provide clear ownership of problem-solving and feature development.
  • Release Management: Ensure high quality releases, working with QA, Development, Design, Art, Product, and any other teams to ensure our internal and external releases are well understood, high quality and meet all requirements.
  • Process Improvement: Craft the right process for the right teams and problems. Constantly iterate on these solutions through the team retrospectives and feedback to find the best way for delivering game updates effectively and thoroughly through all stages from Concept Prototype to Live.
  1. Experience & qualification :
  • A Senior Project Manager / Producer with full production cycle experience from Concept Prototyping to Launch and Live Operations
  • Highly capable and experienced in Agile SCRUM, Kanban, team management, long and short-term project scheduling and execution
  • Strong status and risk reporting skills including executive-level project reporting
  • Experience in leading large multi-disciplinary feature teams developing towards specific deadlines and delivering to a world-class quality bar
  • Has experience working with mobile titles (8 years +)
  • Effective at bringing order out of chaos, excellent prioritization and decision-making skills
  • Experience with implementing and miniating release process
  • Capable of being responsible for a defined area of a project, expected to provide best practice input and mentoring to the more junior members of the group
  • Influential through in-person and written communication channels.
  • Effective in one-to-one as well as one-to-many communication.
  • Effective team collaborator and meeting facilitator.
  1. Skills Requirement (required skills that are must have)
  • A Senior Project Manager / Producer with full production cycle experience from Concept Prototyping to Launch and Live Operations
  • Highly capable and experienced in Agile SCRUM, Kanban, team management, long and short-term project scheduling and execution
  • Strong status and risk reporting skills including executive-level project reporting
  • Experience in leading large multi-disciplinary feature teams developing towards specific deadlines and delivering to a world-class quality bar
  • Effective at bringing order out of chaos, excellent prioritization and decision-making skills
  • Has experience working with mobile titles (8 years +)

 

  1. Additional Skills (optional good to have)
  • Experience with distributed or external development teams on AAA-class games
  • Experience in development of games based on external IP and direct communication with external IP/brand holders
  • Knowledge and practical experience of production team management using one of the scalable agile methodologies (Large Scale Scrum, Nexus, SAFe and others) is highly beneficial
  • PMP understanding