at uCool, Inc. in Menlo Park
The Producer is responsible for delivering the game project on time, on budget and at the highest level of quality. The Producer will maintain the project backlog, task lists and schedule, and prepare regular status reports and projections for the Executive team. Skilled at risk assessment, planning and practical measured management of crisis, the Producer will always have a broad sense of the project schedule and be able to provide appropriate direction to the team. Possessing incredibly strong verbal and written communications skills, the Producer has all of the answers to Who, What, When regarding the project’s deliverables and all tasks/resources impacting these deliverables.
- Manage art, design and programming leads
- Communicate and explain tasks and schedules to all members of the team
- Communicate and explain risks and costs to Executive team
- Make practical budget decisions based on risk/reward and effort
- Develop and create strategies and policies aligned with organizational goals
- Provide mentoring and guidance to subordinates and other employees
- Seeks out and manages consultants and contractors
- Follows direction set by development director
The Producer must demonstrate an ability to lead a project to completion. They must demonstrate the ability to work as a leader/role model and be able to manage workers directly and remotely. They must have clearly demonstrated increasing responsibility and team management in prior delivered products. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the video game making process, direct experience (+5 years) as a Producer, expertise in various development methodologies including Agile, XP and waterfall are required. Clear communication skills orally and in writing are of paramount importance. Experience and portfolio of mobile and online games is a must.
You will be passionate for games and will have the internal fortitude to develop yourself within the fastest growing independent video game developer and publisher where ongoing professional development is central to our priority of continuous development. Working with some of the most leading industry professionals, you will want to showcase your skills and abilities in driving your team to set global standards for online and mobile games with our ethos that free does not mean any lack in quality for the user experience.
You must be located within the Menlo Park area or able to commute.
- Competitive salary
- Awesome bonus
- 20 days annual leave
- 8 days personal leave
- 100% medical, dental and vision
- Life insurance
- 401(k) and FSA
- Lots more!
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