Game Producer/Designer - AAA Titles
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Game Producer/Designer - AAA Titles
Ref No.: 17-04784
Location: Jericho, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Experience Level: 8 Years
Our client located on Long Island, a multi-million-dollar self-funded Unreal studio, is looking for an experienced AAA Game Producer. The person in this role will be a vital part of creating our next hit game. In this role you'll manage schedules, remove roadblocks, and ensure the team has all they need to meet a demanding schedule. You will be responsible for working with all levels of the Production team and Project leads to track and prioritize elements of work, always prioritizing quality and shipping a great game.

The ideal candidate will function as a lead producer to run the studio. We are focused primarily on VR / AR and will be working on console and PC versions of our current title. We are in Long Island, NY and would prefer someone onsite. The position offers a 6-figure salary, benefits, profit sharing and bonuses.

The person in this role will be responsible for the following:
  • Support the creative vision and ensure the game is delivering against that vision.
  • Set up and monitor resource budgets and development plans.
  • Schedule and task the team, track progress, and follow up to ensure goals and deadlines are being met.
  • Managing feature development on a high paced project with a regular release cadence.
  • Represent the design function at studio level. Ensure that appropriate communication flows freely, such that the team feels heard, represented, and generally in the loop. Escalate and resolve design team needs, issues, and concerns in a responsive, effective, and visible manner.
  • Attract and retain top tier design talent, to build an industry leading team.
  • Manage performance within the team in a way that encourages innovation and creativity, while establishing and codifying best practice and process.
  • Work with internal teams to create detailed plans for releases besides milestone goals; put theses plans to execution by tracking and reporting progress, remove blockers from team, evaluate changes in plans, discuss trade-offs with teams, and drive towards necessary solutions and decisions; mitigate risks, and establish proper reporting and communication.
  • Seeks full team autonomy and drives team to deliver the game on time, on budget, and to a high level of quality.
  • Represent company in the industry, including participation in events and conferences

The ideal candidate will have a mix of the following qualifications:
  • Shipped multiple titles and has a minimum of one AAA title shipped as a Lead Producer
  • 7+ years game industry experience.
  • 5+ years production experience as Senior Producer or Product Manager within the Immersive Gaming industry.
  • 5+ years' experience managing multiple teams on a demanding, fast-paced and quality-focused project
  • Ability to create a plan, track tasks, and identify and solve for risks and bottlenecks
  • Demonstrated passion for games with immersive digital experiences and the ability to articulate that passion
  • Experience with 3D, AR/VR, AI engines, preferably with the UE 4.
  • Comfortable planning complex projects and managing releases
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to work through competing priorities, frequent changes, and seek solutions to always get the job done
  • Solid understanding of the disciplines that create games: programming, art, design, product management
  • Rock-solid project management skills, detail-oriented - ability to track, prioritize, and conscientiously follow through on multiple competing elements of work, in timely fashion, across groups with varying interests
  • Goal-oriented with a constant eye on the prize and delivering excellence; in doing so you manage and motivate the team to continue pushing forward
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills