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Lead Producer

Game Design & Production Chicago, Illinois San Francisco, California

Position at Zynga

Zynga Slots is looking for a best-in-class Lead or Senior Producer to join our team. We are looking for hardworking, motivated and experienced individual to help lead scheduling and handle our development processes. Qualified individuals are expected to be organized, with excellent communication skills, and have a consistent track record in management for internal studios.

You will play a pivotal role in helping to deliver company-wide business planning and reporting and execute on strategic operations initiatives for the company.

The right candidate for this role will be ready to embrace our culture and elevate our business performance. You will have broad experience in solving complex problems, partnering, influencing and enabling business leaders. It is a unique opportunity to contribute to Zynga’s success and be part of a world-class team.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage the game development framework process for the company.
  • Guide and mentor more junior Production teammates.
  • Establish a cadence of milestone check-ins and project reviews with each studio group. Build alignment around the format and content of the reviews. Ensure follow-up on action items generated.
  • Facilitate discussions between studio game teams and central partner groups. Consistently report the status and risks for each game broadly to the executive team and partner teams.
  • Deliver on strategic planning activities which include slate management, workforce planning, game production status reporting, launch readiness status, 1st party partner relationship initiatives, and others.
  • Partner with studio production and operations leaders by understanding their organizations, business roadmaps and models, and proactively helping them to solve challenges.
  • Participate in cross-functional projects as assigned, including company-wide quality and cost initiatives.
  • Ability to contribute to other Operations projects in support of our corporate strategy and vision, as required.
  • Ensuring the team has the best organizational structure, processes, and practices that allow them to produce high quality work efficiently on time.
  • Acting as a key escalation point to resolve issues between engineering, product management, business leads, and product leads.
  • Coaching and mentoring a strong team and taking in active involvement in recruiting; onboarding and maintaining team morale
Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 9+ years progressive game development and operations experience in game development.
  • Able to be the right-hand person for the Executive Producer, able to assume full control of a distributed team for a high-revenue live game.
  • Proven track record of managing multiple small teams in a highly complex and detail-critical environment.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The “Calm in the storm” within a high-speed team.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus between driven, focused experts in their fields.
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Ability to communicate alternatives and help build presentations that share learnings or implement improvements.
  • Able to “speak truth to authority” and advocate for the team, while keeping stakeholders fully updated on progress.
  • Confidentiality and integrity in dealing with highly sensitive information.
  • Passion for mobile gaming and social gaming.
  • Soft skills – empower the team to get high-quality information and get buy-in.
  • Proven experience with Live Operations.

What we offer you

  • Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan
  • Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance
  • Catered lunch daily
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Open vacation policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Work with cool people!

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us!

Zynga will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know.