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Associate Producer

Company Overview:
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.
Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.
Job Overview:
You are a junior-level Producer for RuneScape’s development team, responsible for overseeing the smooth running and development of several initiatives, aligned to a product roadmap and its vision.  Partnering closely with RuneScape’s Discipline Leads, Producers, Product Managers, QA, Outsourcing and other key project stakeholders you will leverage your existing knowledge of the Production discipline, to ensure the teams you support have a productive day-to-day workflow, that it has capacity to reach its development goals and delivery, and that you have the relevant support needed to service these areas in terms of a prioritized backlog, sourcing capacity, costing, planning, schedules, briefing and feedback – so that nothing can get in the way of making an awesome game and delivering value to players. As part of the development of RuneScape it will be vitally important that the expected delivery is aligned to roadmap priorities and release timing, key objectives, that you can manage some level of delivery risk through thorough monitoring, tracking, and communicating progress to stakeholders. Someone successful in this role is player, product, and quality focused, leading by example, developing trust and respect amongst the team. You will support and improve planning, development, and release processes on a continuous basis to meet product vision and quality goals.Key Duties Include:

  • Facilitates the day-to-day development through production and the launch of the game and live services.
  • Has shared ownership of key areas of delivery of the game, taking on an already established team or project velocity and appropriate sprint ceremonies.
  • Partner closely with an existing Producer to deliver on short and long-term development and roadmap objectives.
  • Work with existing Producers, Product and Discipline Leads teams to create a program of work for each area of the team.
  • Experienced in Agile development you will be able to organize and support high performing scrum teams.
  • Assist with the identifying of issues and following up on relevant action taking.
  • Pro-actively spot and solve problems within the delivery teams, escalating or collaborating with existing Production as needed.
  • Establish and continue good working relationships within delivery teams, work with existing Producers to manage cross team communication of development plans, status and requirements.
  • Work with existing Producers, line managers and craft leads, assessing capacity and skill requirements for assigned projects and initiatives.
  • Applies best practices to create an environment for high-performance teams.
  • Facilitate regular, effective retrospectives and post-mortem reviews with the delivery team.
  • Champions standards developed by the Production team and supports overall team health.
  • Help improve team and wider cultural changes.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of using agile methodologies on a game development team.
  • Someone with an Agile and Growth Mindset.
  • Experience with JIRA or similar project tracking software is essential.
  • A great communicator that understands what is working, what is of concern and what needs to be improved.
  • Experience managing projects with Agile or hybrid project management principles and practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • PMP, Agile, Scrum certifications a plus.
  • Avid gamer is a plus, with a passion for creating innovative and compelling new games.

Company Benefits:
- Flexible Working- Bonus Scheme- Private Health Care - Gym Membership- Monthly Energy Allowance- Generous Pension Contributions- Life Insurance- Free Cycle Repair- Income Protection- Dental Plan- Free Fruit and Drinks- Subsidised Canteen
Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application! Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Associate Producer

United Kingdom
Full time

Published on 09/13/2022

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