The role of the Game Producer/ Development Manager is to work alongside and assist the Game Director to manage the development of a game project from pre-production to release.
The successful candidate will assist with the day-to-day and week to week process of managing a cross-discipline game team. The Development Manager will be able to provide support to keep the project moving forward, and the team positive, informed and focused whilst keeping momentum. The role will also require working with the project leads to generate the project schedule, identify dependencies, solve problems and prioritise work.
It will also require the development and fostering of positive relationships and cohesion within the team and other relevant third parties, including internal relationships with SEGA.
Please note that a cover letter is required for this position and applications without such will not be considered.
As a Game Producer, you will drive the project planning for the team, facilitating the planning and estimation process across the team to generate fully scoped plans for upcoming phases of the project. You will Drive, maintain and update the development schedule, manage and motivate the development team, ensuring that milestones are adhered to, tech and decision pipelines remain unblocked and if changes to dates are incurred, all relevant parties are notified and the schedule adapted accordingly. You will also communicate progress on current and upcoming milestones, providing detailed analysis on team performance, risks and areas for improvement.
Knowledge, Skill and Experience
- Very strong organisational skills. Driven and self-motivated.
- Experience delivering games in an Agile development environment while working to strict timelines.
- Able to identify, assess risks and strategize to mitigate them.
- Experience of the full project life cycle on two or more game projects, or equivalent experience.
- A good understanding of scheduling, planning, tracking and resource allocation.
- Excellent problem-solving skills. You will be aware of potential and current issues and formulate pragmatic plans to solve them.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Bulgarian.
- Always looking for ways to improve our process, team or project.
- Enthusiastic, with a genuine passion for games.
- A team thinker - able to work within a team and to actively work to make the team perform cohesively.
- Excellent knowledge and experience using MS Office applications especially Excel, project management scheduling tools e.g. Jira, and bug management software, e.g. Devsuite.
- Previous experience working with one or more of:
- External partners
- Advanced Excel skills.
- Knowledge of the Total War Franchise.
About Creative Assembly
It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio as we push boundaries, creating deep and detailed experiences that last.
Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for five consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support, and development to achieve your potential.
Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.
Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture facility.
We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
- Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio working
- Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)
- Additional medical and dental health insurance for you, your partner and kids, life insurance, and free health care screening
- Additional holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all Bulgarian Bank holidays
- Annual discretionary studio bonus
- Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
- Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
- Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
- Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme
- Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
- Free breakfast every day - toast, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, soft drinks and more in our fully stocked kitchen
- Office massages
- Discounts for home technology and for gym membership cards, as well as Food and Utilities vouchers
- Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer and Christmas parties, Children’s day party, wrap parties for game releases
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage 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.