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Producer


Why choose Digital Extremes?

Our quality games are only possible because of our eager and talented staff. We also offer excellent compensation and benefits packages as well as an amazing work environment. The successful applicant would have to relocate to our little piece of heaven, also known as, London, Ontario, Canada. For more information about London, Ontario, Canada visit our About section.

Note: We are interested in talking to people anywhere in the world but keep in mind, unless you have a degree from an accredited University and/or solid experience in your field of expertise it is extremely difficult to immigrate people.

Producer

Department:
Production
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
Ontario
Min Exp:
3+ years

Responsibilities:

Project Planning

  • Collaborates with Sr. Leadership to determine project timelines and budgetary requirements
  • Facilitates high-level discussions with external publishers to determine project timelines and budget
  • Organizes the preparation of design documentation, detailed milestone schedule and other marketing-type materials that may be required for pitches
  • Collaborates with Game Designer, Art Director and Leads to prepare a detailed Project Plan and Schedule including staffing for the course of development of new projects
  • Builds highly effective relationships with internal and external organizations (Marketing, external development partners, etc.)
  • Coordinates resources throughout the organization to ensure that schedules and deliverables meet defined objectives and quality standards

Project Production

  • Meets project milestones on time through meticulous organization and inspirational leadership
  • Fully responsible for driving the success of the game by maintaining and disseminating the vision and core objectives
  • Effectively and efficiently communicates information and proactively responds to questions from management, staff, development partners, and internal or external groups
  • Develops, implements and manages production-conscious creation and approval processes for the team to follow
  • Meets regularly with Leads and team members to review status of the project and proactively follow-up on outstanding issues
  • Updates project plan on a regular basis
  • Proactively identify risks/roadblocks/bottlenecks associated with meeting project milestones; works to ensure necessary steps are taken to resolve issues which may impede progress or compromise project’s objectives
  • Works with leads and HR to determine staffing needs for the project

Team Management

  • Builds a respectfully objective, motivational, and encouraging atmosphere for highly creative and technical people
  • Directly manages team - day-to-day management and motivation of team members together with Leads
  • Guides the project leads to create an organizational structure and processes that allow the team to efficiently produce high quality work on time and on budget
  • Regularly schedules meetings with appropriate team members to ensure project plan is on track and to anticipate any potential milestone issues
  • Mentors Assistant and Associate Producers
  • Respectfully manage unsatisfactory employee situations in a professional manner

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with internal (developer side) game development on AAA products
  • Shipped at least 3 successful AAA titles, having managed these projects from concept through cert
  • Localization experience
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), time and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and communicate with all development disciplines
  • Experience building and managing relationships with vendors and other external resources
  • Experience with scheduling tools a must and understanding of various production process and methodologies
  • Experience managing conflict and mitigating/resolving risks
  • Proven and established negotiation skills
  • Resourcefulness, enthusiasm, and self-motivation
  • Confident public speaker - able to handle press interviews, team review meetings, etc.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate those that work for them and those they work around
  • Effective problem solving and time management skills
  • Strong industry understanding and knowledge

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