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Producer - FarmVille

Production Helsinki, Finland

Position at Zynga

Our mission at Zynga is to connect the world through games by building games around core social experiences to deliver deep player engagement, organic acquisition and long term retention. Our portfolio of games include – CSR Racing 2, FarmVille, Hit it Rich! Slots, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker. 

Job Purpose

Zynga is looking for a Producer to join our Helsinki Studio and be part of the success story of the FarmVille™ franchise. You will be the driving force within the team, owning the scheduling, planning and path to achieving the highest quality product in line with the Product Lead’s vision, ensuring that the team is adequately resourced and equipped to deliver to a realistic date.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Lead Producer to plan and task the workload for the game team
  • Ensure the team understands the goals for each feature and release
  • Maintain high working efficiency within a team by removing all blocking issues in a timely manner
  • Identify, assess and address risks
  • Run regular retrospectives that cover issues from the team and how progress has been since the last retrospective
  • Lead the teams in estimations and committals, ensuring a representative from each discipline is present and all members of the team are involved in committing to the work that will be completed
  • Build and maintain accurate product timelines for delivery throughout the product lifecycle
  • Support product leads on communicating progress on development goals towards milestones
  • Work with discipline and product leads to ensure team has the right resources and equipment to meet expected deliverables and deadlines
  • Actively pursue process improvements within the team, doing what is necessary to help the team work together at their best
  • Prepare the processes and responsibilities for tracking and prioritizing feedback for the game features

Required Skills & Experience 

  • Experience within a production role with at least one full game / software development cycle
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Practical experience and understanding of Agile / Scrum
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Able to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to track and prioritize multiple simultaneous on-going tasks
  • Creative and analytical thinker
  • A strong eye for detail and high standards of work
  • Able to see tasks through to completion
  • Exceptional project management skills