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Production Director – AAA Console Game – Knutsford & Wilmslow

This vacancy offers a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house and relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Console Game

OPM’s client, is seeking an experienced Production Director, who will be responsible for overseeing and driving the development, release & growth of an unannounced title.

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Head of Production and Head of Game and will directly manage a team of Producers whilst leading, motivating & organising the development team.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive experience in a Production leadership role, in the games industry, on projects at scale
  • Demonstrable ability to combine Studio and player requirements into a development roadmap that continues to improve the quality of the title and end user experience advantageous
  • Experience developing and mentoring a team of Producers and motivating a wider multi-disciplinary team
  • A self-starter, who is highly organised and proactive, with excellent time management, planning and communication skills
  • Expert knowledge of Agile and Traditional methodologies and best practices
  • Expert knowledge of industry standard software (MS Office, Jira, Perforce, etc.)
  • Experience with Unreal advantageous
  • Experience managing games as a service within a Production role advantageous
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to project/ tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.

RESPONIBILITIES:

  • Assisting the Head of Game and Design Director with project direction, planning & scoping
  • Interpret designs and specs into tasks and content and deliver these against milestones and deliverables
  • Oversight and involvement with development. Championing pipeline and workflow efficiencies, risk management and escalation, scheduling, tracking and resourcing
  • Adapting to change, whilst maintain a credible project plan
  • Monitoring progress against the schedule & budget
  • Guide the development of robust and sustainable systems, features and gameplay for a prolonged release strategy, including live production
  • Ownership of the project Jira database, responsible for the tracking and maintenance of tasks/ tickets
  • Guide, develop and motivate direct reports and wider team, to champion delivering exceptional work in a positive, constructive and enjoyable environment
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders and partners
  • Working with the Project QA Leads to ensure any testing requirements are covered
  • Champion improvements to the Studio’s production practices.

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 420!

Production Director – AAA Console Game – Knutsford & Wilmslow

OPM
Knutsford WA16, UK
Full time

Published on 09/07/2021

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