Lead Producer
Job Details
Optional Work from Home
$90,000.00 - $150,000.00 Salary/year
Description

Lead Producer

Deck Nine Games is currently hiring a Lead Producer for our current narrative adventure game.

Could this be you? Do you love spreadsheets and people? Does a well-groomed backlog scratch your organizational itch? Is it possible your team could be just a little more efficient? Do you min / max every game you play? Do you eye-roll when your family or friends try to plan anything? Most importantly, do you value leading by serving, solving conflict with grace, and empowerment through transparency? If so, then you’re the right person for the job.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Delegate to and mentor a team of more junior producers
  • Work with team to establish milestone schedule and goals
  • Join forces with the team to build and maintain efficient processes
  • Set standards for spreadsheets and documentation for internal and external consumption
  • Manage Jira and Confluence projects / spaces
  • Own costs and status so as to collaborate on prioritization of stakeholder input
  • Make decisions based on data of resources, costs, and benefits
  • Operate with an eye to cross-product needs and support studio level prioritization
  • Foster good meeting culture: number, length, attendance, etiquette
  • Identify risks to team and product, construct mitigation plans, communicate to production apparatus
  • Proactively monitor potential issues before they become blockers and establish best practice solutions to categories of problems
  • Drive quality in concert with product/feature owners against product benchmarks
  • Negotiate with Publisher throughout project life cycle
  • Proactively communicate milestone issues and/or create solutions for issues
  • Hold and evangelize Scrum ceremonies: standups, planning, retrospectives, and reviews
  • Collaborate with Game Director to deliver game on time and on budget
  • Contribute solutions to team, product, and studio problems
  • Member of and contributor to a positive, collaborative, creative studio environment
  • Take every idea and challenge seriously but not personally
  • Be a passionate leader every day
Qualifications

Requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience in production, preferably with 3+ years as lead producer
  • Shipped AAA PC/Console games, and understands platform certification processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Pro at managing competing priorities and time management
  • Establish your own priorities and solve problems
  • Remain calm and positive in the face of stress and conflict
  • Strong knowledge of project management and office software, ideally Atlassian + MS Office
  • Must be willing to eventually relocate to the Denver, Colorado region

 

Bonus Points

  • Experience with narrative or cinematic driven games
  • Worked in another discipline: programming, art, design, narrative, animation, et cetera
  • Knowledge of Agile and other methodologies, can speak to tradeoffs and find the right path
  • Expert Jira, Confluence, Excel know-how
  • CSM, PMP or other certifications

 

Benefits

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Generous PTO including paid parental leave
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Growth opportunities for your career

 

If you are a talented and passionate game developer and you are looking to challenge yourself, please apply today! Full-time position available, onsite at our Westminster, Colorado studio or remote, and applicants must already be authorized to work in the U.S

 

About Deck Nine

 

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games.

 

Our first narrative game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. The studio is 100+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We hope to share more information about our next title with Square Enix as soon as we can.

 

We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. We are part of the thriving Colorado game dev scene and our location offers a lower cost of living and a proximity to countless family-friendly activities and amazing outdoor opportunities. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!

 

As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.

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