Senior Producer

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SUMMARY OF POSITION
WB Games Inc. seeks a Senior Producer (SP) to be responsible for shipping a large AAA quality product on multiple platforms simultaneously through all phases of production. The SP is the focal point and key driver of all aspects of the game development. In coordination with the team leads, the SP establishes the goals, schedule and game development processes needed to ensure the development team is successful in delivering a AAA quality game on time and on budget. The SP will be responsible for working closely and mentoring the production staff who is driving the development effort of the single product. The Senior Producer will have complete oversight of the product, the production staff and the development team effort.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Works closely with all game project departments to make sure the product’s needs are fully coordinated and are being met throughout the development cycle. This includes but does not end with Creative Director, Art Director, Engineering, EP, Shared Services, Brand Managers, Marketing Game Manager, WBG Testing, PR, Marketing, Product Placement, Sales, etc.
  • Coordinates with Core Teams, Development Team and WBG Marketing Game Manager to make sure the Marketing needs are being met and that the development and scheduling of such assets are closely coordinated between the different parties.
  • Works closely with the Development team to make sure that the agreed-upon schedule is being met, the feature set goals are being met and the employees are working efficiently and collaboratively and all production pipelines are working as expected.
  • Develop and track project team staffing plan and budget.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • At least 2 published titles as Executive Producer or Senior Producer on an internal development team.
  • At least 7 years experience within the videogames industry.
  • Prior experience working for (or closely with) game publishers preferred but not necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal. Must be able to manage communications effectively within development and publishing arms.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must be collaborative and an effective negotiator.
  • Must be a resourceful and creative problem solver.
  • Requires a self -starter with high level of initiative.
  • Strong ability to grow and mentor direct reports.
  • Provide key leadership for the development team.
  • Ensure consistent vision and goal setting.
  • Manage production for a large-team development effort.
  • Conduct annual reviews and goal setting for production staff. Provide performance feedback to EP and team managers for all other positions.
  • Deliver a high-quality product on-time, on-budget, and to specification.
  • Ensure communication among development team and to senior management.
  • Ensure communication and cross-coordination with other WB Seattle teams as well as supporting services.
  • Drive the relationship and establish methods and processes between product team and shared services.
  • Experience leading teams of at least 35 people.
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong understanding of team dynamics.
  • Extremely organized and proficient overseeing large project schedules. Experience with current team management methods and practices a requirement.
  • Understanding of a variety of development processes for major game development projects.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with strict deadlines.
  • Good technical understanding of 3D games and technology.
  • Must be passionate about playing and making video games for the PC and gaming consoles.
  • Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.

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