Job type full-time
Full job description
The xbox game studios publishing team responsible for the recently released microsoft flight simulator, ori and the will of the wisps, and tell me why is seeking a senior producer responsible for working with independent development teams on innovative cloud first commercial video game productsThis is a great opportunity to join a creative and motivated team of people, develop exciting new projects, and take advantage of the newest technology available with backing and support from across microsoftJoin the team driving world-class game development that sets the standard for entertainment across a growing family of devices including xbox and windows 10.
The senior producer should have experience with internal and external game console development processes, game economies, liveops, multi-player games, and have exceptional operational and written/verbal communication skillsThey must work well as a member of a team, be highly organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, with the ability to follow through on action plans and ideas.
Responsibilities include forging strong, successful partnerships with internal teams and external development teams, including day-to-day communication and management, as necessaryIt also includes overseeing localization efforts, managing licensor requests and feedback, helping to manage qa efforts internally, and closely tracking submission and approval process with internal and external stakeholdersThe senior producer will work with the leadership and development teams to create clear schedules, goals, and milestones ensuring they are delivered on-time, on-budget and complete as per the approved development planThey will embrace the mission of building experiences for a diverse audience and appreciate the value of inclusiveness within every facet of the work environment.
Manage publishing activities and serve as a primary contact to development teams throughout the production process on assigned commercial video game product(s).
Track and drive the quality and timely execution of deliverables from our internal and external partners, ensuring feedback from our discipline experts is heard, categorized, and prioritized.
Work collaboratively with development staff to help shape product positioning and features.
Oversee the high-level production process, stakeholder communication and management of the products assigned.
Oversee the review and feedback of milestone submissions for assigned products.
Work with microsoft cloud platform and tools teams to ensure needed support for development studios.
Develop strong relationships with development studios to establish and maintain a reliable and timely flow of information and materials to all parties as necessary for assigned projects.
Work with developer management to help identify and mitigate project risks.
Anticipate risks early and help develop mitigation plans while driving the team towards successful resolution before any risks turn into fires.
Schedule and attend meetings; facilitate build reviews and ensure action items are captured and communicated to key stakeholders.
Work with partner teams to develop and implement product specific live operations strategies from production to post-launch; oversee the execution of the day-to-day live operations for your games.
Work across the publishing organization to drive accountability for shaping and maintaining product goals and dates.
Build consensus among diverse stakeholders, conveying an appropriate level of detail for each target audience.
Coordinate and liaise with all necessary departments and divisions to facilitate execution of projects and materials in a professional mannerThis includes keeping xbox department heads apprised of products status.
Work closely with the appropriate production and other internal xbox staff to research and identify and/or obtain clearances for all materials needed for the creation of assigned projects.
Keep all key stakeholders informed of product status and vision through the preparation and presentation of appropriate project materials (including weekly updates, milestone updates, work-in-progress presentations, etc.)
Identify, communicate, and provide transparency on all risks that may prevent teams from meeting schedules, impacting project plans and roadmaps to the appropriate parties for assigned projects.
Participate in the creation of product specific franchise plans with a particular focus on preparing for liveops release, ongoing live content, plus establishing and then growing a community for your game.
Implementation and management of production processes, policies, and procedures on each project.
Contribute to the creation and refinement of department best practices and guidelines in partnership with department leads and stakeholders.
Mentor production staff/direct reports as needed and provide career growth and development opportunities
Ability to work in a 100% remote work capacity in a secure and reasonably uninterrupted environment.
5+ years experience in a production management role (development and/or publishing), shipping high-quality video games (console and/or pc) in a live service environment at a publisher or game developer.
Game development and/or publishing experience, through an entire game product’s development from concept to launch through live.
Familiarity and working knowledge of work productivity and management tools including shared digital workspaces for remote collaboration.
Quality assurance experience with multi-platform live games on console and pc
Multi-language localization experience
Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.
Deep understanding of game development and project management practices across multiple styles and methodologies with practical experience setting, guiding and evaluating production processes.
Experience with multiplayer games and liveops development
Self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while driving progress towards goals and seeing them through to final resolution in a remote and geographically diverse work setting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to successfully interact with varying levels of stakeholders and leadership.
Experience managing production management staff including developing roles and responsibilities, setting short and long-term goals, ongoing mentoring/feedback and career growth.
Previous experience working with partners & consultants to help bring diverse and inclusive perspectives, as well as representation to game development and video game products.
Experience collaborating with global/geographically dispersed creative and technical team members.
Experience with gaas models and live operations tools/best practices.
Experience working with online and backend services teams and technology development.
Experience with business intelligence and analytics.
Experience with domestic and international privacy and regulatory compliance for live game data and online features.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinancesWe also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirementsIf you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the accommodation request form.
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Posted 30+ days ago