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Producer - Game Development

Company: Heavy Iron Studios
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Recognized as a leader in developing mass-market titles for video game consoles, Heavy Iron Studios, Inc. is a video game developer based in Los Angeles, California originally founded as a THQ studio in 1999. Heavy Iron is now a part of Keywords Studios and under Keywords Studios' Game Development service line, we provide game development support to many of today's most popular game titles.
Heavy Iron has worked in close partnership over the years with developers such as Activision, Amazon Games, Bandai Namco, Epic Games, Riot Games, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and more to offer compelling, interactive gaming experiences across multiple generations of console platforms. Heavy Iron Studios is actively looking for a Producer to join our team.---The Producer will work with the production team and team leads across all areas of the project to manage the development process, including team scheduling and milestone planning, identifying dependencies and possible workflow blockages, facilitating communication across disciplines, and identifying and managing high risk areas of production. Our culture promotes collaboration, and we enjoy working together. We are always looking for exceptional talent for our team. We want to hear from you if you meet the qualifications and have an interest in working on exciting projects. We pride ourselves on creating quality and timely products for our partners and players.--- Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the art, design, programming leads and project management to coordinate, schedule, track, and manage the project's production requirements to ensure that project tasks are successfully completed on time
  • Act as a primary communication bridge between our clients and our development teams
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of the production management processes to increase production efficiency and quality
  • Coordinate and communicate both medium-and-long term development plans, as well as day to day tasking, predicting issues and troubleshooting where needed
  • Coordinate and align workflow across multi-disciplinary teams
  • May lead or assist with managing the dependencies and development process with internal and external partners including the Audio, Legal, QA, Marketing and outsource groups Requirements
    • At least 2-4 years of project management experience in PC or console game development, combining experience in industry disciplines, including programming, art, animation, design, or QA
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel in art, design, programming, and management
    • Experience creating project schedules and monitoring the progress of department milestones and individual tasks against those schedules
    • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage appropriate production processes to meet the specific needs of individual teams & projects
    • Excellent organization and prioritization skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
    • Strong knowledge of MS Office including Excel, Word, and Power Point
    • Experience managing a team through a minimum of one full cycle of video game development Pluses:
      • Bachelor's degree or higher
      • Ability to identify, anticipate risks, and engage in creative problem solving
      • Proactively takes on own initiatives to suggest and improve project management tools and processes
      • Proficiency with JIRA, Confluence, and other project management tools and applications
      • Development experience as a discipline specific contributor (artist, designer, programmer, or QA tester) Benefits
        • Benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision
        • Sick leave
        • Paid vacation
        • Corporate holidays, including floating holidays
        • Disability coverage
        • Paid Basic and AD&D insurance
        • Voluntary FSA, HSA
        • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
        • Work alongside dynamic individuals in the dubbing and gaming industry
        • Work within a company with upward career growth opportunities The salary range reflected is an estimate of base pay and varies per state. The base pay range may vary if an offer is made for work in your location. The pay range in CA is between $50,000 - $100,000.

Keywords: Heavy Iron Studios, Los Angeles , Producer - Game Development, Other , Los Angeles, California

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