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Position: Senior Producer
Employer: Aardvark Swift Recruitment
Category: Producers
Location: UK - Midlands
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits & Bonus
Reference: 8858_SH08858SP
Date posted: Friday, May 23rd 2014

Description:

Our client is an award winning development studio based in the Midlands. They have recently been behind the development of a number of innovative console titles and are now looking to expand their team for a raft of exciting new projects.

As part of this expansion they are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Producer to take responsibility for leading the development of a major new game. The Senior Producer will work closely with stakeholders across the studio and the publisher to ensure the very best game is produced on-time and within budget.

Role Responsibilities
? Lead the game development day to day.
? Be the person who drives the game to completion, wrangles the fine details, manages feature creep and ensures that nothing is left to chance in mastering the disc and delivering it to the publisher.
? Be the primary point of contact for all stakeholders on the project.
? Represent the game within the studio and to support the studio heads in communication with publishing executives.
? Understand how to extend the life of the launch offering and transition the game into a ?game as a service?.
? Assist the Projects Director with creating a flexible project plan including milestone deliverables, requirements definition, team member assignment, capacity planning and release planning.
? Provide accurate and timely project management information.
? To work with the Projects Director to take on line managerial responsibility for part of the Production team

Role Requirements

Key Attributes:
? Experience of leading the development of a major AAA title spanning Console, Mobile and Online.
? At least 2 relevant published titles as a Producer or Product Manager.
? Comprehensive understanding of game development, from concept to submission and sustained development post launch.
? Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
? Strong time-management skills with the ability to focus on priorities, manage change and deliver against agreed deadlines.
? Proven ability to work under rapid development cycles.
? Track record of delivering high quality projects on time and within budget.
? Experience of managing cross discipline teams across multiple platforms from console to mobile and online.
? Proven experience of representing a high-profile project within a studio and to Publishing Executives.
? Exemplary team management skills.
? Proven line managerial experience of Producers and Associate level Producers within a Production team.
? Be able to travel to the USA frequently throughout the development of the game.

Major pluses
? Knowledge of developing a ?Game as a Service?
? Highly numerate, a proven ability to model player behaviours, user acquisition and retention and revenue forecasting for use both by the team and the publisher.
? College degree in related field preferred such as Business, Economics, Mathematics, the Physical Sciences, Engineering or Computer Science.
? Proven line management experience of Producers and Associate level Producers in a Production team.
? Passion for games and game development.

For further information on this exciting opportunity please contact Simon Hope via email at simon@aswift.com