Producer (Remote) – London, UK

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Producer (Remote)

Variable State – London, UK


***This role can be worked fully remotely from anywhere in the UK*** 

Variable state are looking for a talented Producer to join the team. Their small, successful studio is growing at an award-winning indie games studio based in the UK. ‘Virginia’ is the studio's debut game, released in 2016; the game was nominated for multiple awards, including 4 Independent Games Festival awards and 3 BAFTA awards.

If you’re an experienced video games Producer who likes to work in an open and transparent environment (on awesome games), this could be the role for you.

They’re looking for a ‘hands-on’ Producer who is a confident project manager and keen to be involved in developing the culture in a growing studio.

Your role and responsibilities will include…

  • Leading project management for the whole project
  • Establishing the studio’s production methodologies, contributing to decisions on scheduling and task tracking software
  • Shepherding the studio culture and nurturing the healthy functioning of the team
  • Promoting good productivity, communication and teamwork and working to maintain a compassionate, collaborative work environment
  • Aligning ideas and vision with the studio owners, protecting the creative vision as defined by the studio owners
  • Close collaboration with the leadership team – Design Director, Art Director, Audio Director and Lead Programmer
  • Ensuring the delivery of the best game possible, in quality, time and budget
  • Optimising processes, resolving conflicts, ensuring effective time management. Engaging in regular internal communication with the team and external communication with publishing, middleware and outsourcing partners
  • Day-to-day team management and supervision
  • Directing the daily operations of the respective development team (including mentoring, early detection of potential risks, adherence to time limits and quality requirements)

The skills and experience you'll need…

  • Credits on 2-3 game shipped titles, with at least 1 being for console
  • 7+ years of professional development in the industry
  • Expertise in various project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
  • Familiarity with different PM software (e.g. Jira, Hansoft, Trello)
  • Proven leadership abilities and strong communication skillset
  • Assertiveness accompanied with excellent social skills and capacity for teamwork
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and resolve problems and conflicts
  • A history of dealing with competitive requirements and priorities
  • A capacity for working in a dynamic and collaborative team environment
  • Work autonomously whilst providing excellent transparency
  • A natural presentation
  • A drive for fostering a healthy, productive team environment in a remote setting
  • Zero tolerance attitude to incidences of behaviour which disrupt the smooth operation of the team or undermine team morale or individual safety and well being e.g. bullying, intimidation, insensitive language, insubordinate or disruptive conduct, inconsiderate conduct, toxic attitudes

Bonus points if you have…

  • Experience as a producer in a remote working environment
  • Direct experience project managing teams of 15 or more


Interested? Want to know more? Get in touch with Jess Galvin at Aardvark Swift on 01709 834 777 or


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