Senior Producer (Remote Options) – Vancouver, CA

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Senior Producer (Remote Options)

Blackbird Interactive – Vancouver, CA

Blackbird Interactive is seeking a Senior Producer to oversee delivery for a large IP. You will work with talented internal and external teams, help identify their needs, and move them from full production into release and post-launch.

Blackbird Interactive is a creative-fuelled, future-driven, independent game studio where the best talent in the industry can find long-term careers to help grow their abilities while working on a wide range of projects, which encompass world-class IPs as well as our own creations across multiple genres.

In 2022, they announced that their studio is implementing a four-day work week as well as supporting in-studio, remote, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to their employees.

Do you love it when a plan comes together? Are you able to look at a problem and identify the steps that are necessary to understanding and resolving that problem? Are you an expert at cross-platform game development through the entire production cycle? Do you love rallying and motivating a team towards shared goals to build a great game?
 

As a Senior Producer, you will…
 

  • Oversee one or more cross-discipline feature teams
  • Establish and maintain the product roadmap, the team’s scope, and capacity on a daily basis 
  • Manage resource requirements, establish dependencies and balance priorities.
  • Partner with Senior Product Owners to establish feature goals and deliver features on time
  • Partner with a technical and creative leadership team to ensure project vision, deliverables and goals are met
  • Establish and manage relationships and processes with key stakeholders, publisher and external partners
  • Mentor, coach and support producers and other team members 
  • Manage direct reports and support career growth
  • Establish and Maintain regular communication channels with other feature teams and coordinate dependencies with stakeholders
  • Manage scope and quality, proactively assess and mitigate risk

For this role, you will need…
 

  • Minimum of 8 years experience in a producer/project manager capacity
  • Strong understanding of game development cycle from pre-production to release
  • Experience working directly with external and publisher stakeholders
  • Passion and enthusiasm for games and game development
  • Experience in various project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
  • Effective communication skills across all levels and disciplines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic and collaborative team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills

Bonus points if you have…
 

  • University degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience in cross-platform development environments
  • At least 2 shipped AAA game projects
  • Experience with AzureDevOps, Hansoft, JIRA, or other project management software tools
  • Lean/Agile certifications

Just some of the benefits of working with Blackbird interactive include…
 

  • 4-day, 32-hour work week for all full-time staff
  • Mentorship program
  • Skunkworks internal game jam program
  • 4 weeks paid vacation per year
  • 11 paid stat holidays 
  • 3 paid days per year for professional development
  • December holiday studio closure (extra paid time off!)
  • Comprehensive health/dental benefits from day 1
  • Life insurance
  • $300 Healthcare Spending Account per annum
  • RRSP matching up to $1500
  • Profit-sharing bonus program

Get in touch with Connor Green on +44 (0)1709 834 777 or email connor.green@aswift.com now!

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