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Technology Producer, Console Games - New York

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OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category Development
Salary DOE
Type
Location United States of America

Job Title – Technology Producer
Job Location – New York
Job Type – Permanent
Job Salary – Negotiable dependent on experience

Established in early 2003 as one of the few fully independent, privately held AAA game studios in the world, OPM’s client develops epic action games set in open-world environments based on both original and licensed IPs. They offer a fantastic, state-of-the-art working environment, highly competitive salaries and a very good benefits package including excellent medical cover from day one, 25 days of paid holiday plus paid bank and religious holidays, sound working hours, commuter reimbursement program and yearly salary reviews.

It is an exciting time to join their New York team and they are currently looking for an exceptionally talented and technically savvy Producer to join their ranks.

As Technology Producer, you will be responsible for facilitating the execution of work performed by the technology department for a AAA console game project. You have to ensure that the vision of the product is carried out in a unified manner, working with requirement capturing, planning, and deployment. The role also requires strong management skills in performing one-on-ones, performance evaluation and maintaining advocacy of the technology department during the project.

For this role, the studio is searching for a strong producer with development experience. You will report to the Senior Producer and will be responsible for ensuring that the voice of the technical department is clearly articulated. It is important to build and maintain a strong development team and a productive team environment. It’s also your responsibility to drive and foster effective communication among all team members and ensure that all stakeholders are kept informed. In addition you will work with staff development and staff management.

Role summary:

• Requirement capturing
• Planning and follow-up
• Advocates for the technology department
• Deployment follow-up with every new release
• Responsible for following quality assurance processes
• Communications between the groups and the project leads
• Staff development and performance evaluation

Requirements:

• Previous experience as a Producer or Project Manager with at least one successful submission on console
• A strong technical background with professional experience in C/C++ programming
• Extensive knowledge in software development methods (agile knowledge a must)
• Capable of running meetings or conference calls in a professional and productive manner
• Capable of identifying risks and offering appropriate steps to resolve difficulties including changes to work methods, technologies and project schedules
• Attention to detail, timely follow-up and organizational skills. Strong capability to multi-task and prioritize
• Excellent listening and communication skills with the ability to communicate project goals in a clear, concise manner
• Experience in requirement capturing and quality assurance
• Must have a positive attitude and enjoy interacting with people
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

This is an outstanding opportunity to join and established and successful company and to work on qualitatively high profile game projects. The New York studio is located in the heart of the very trendy SoHo district in Manhattan, close to some of the best restaurants, bars, shops and nightlife the city has to offer. The studio is also easily accessible to all mass transportation options and easy to get to from the three major airports serving New York City.
The studio is located in a bright, open and airy custom-designed space spanning 10,000 square feet and offering a wide arrange of amenities to keep the team happy and motivated.

Perks & Benefits

Excellent medical coverage
All employees are offered 100% covered health care from the first day of employment including Medical, Dental and Vision. Better yet, this extends to spouses and children, as well.

Every full-time employee is offered 25 paid vacation days per year from the first day of employment, plus regular paid bank and religious holidays, this gives each

Sound working hours
The flextime schedule makes it possible for our employees to manage their starting times and working hours as they see fit. Since the company considers consistent overtime a result of poor management, they do everything in their power to keep everyone’s average working week to 40 hours. After particularly major content deliveries, they offer compensation leave as an additional benefit.

Commuter Reimbursement Program
Every employee is offered to take part in the Commuter Reimbursement Program where you can use pre-taxed salary to pay for commutation expenses to the studio.

Yearly salary reviews
Each position within the studio is evaluated and assigned a competitive salary level based on job responsibilities. Salary levels for positions take into account the skills and education required to do the job, the demand for those skills and education required in the local job market. Salary ranges are reviewed annually to maintain a competitive position within the industry to ensure you stay motivated and feel rewarded.

State of the Art Facilities
Brand-new, purpose-built office features a recreational zone with 65" plasma televisions for gaming, a big kitchen with fully stocked refrigerators offering free drinks and fruit, several meetings rooms and the trademark open plan development floor that keeps everyone completely accessible at all times.

Regular social events
Members of the team regularly get together for a wide variety of events. These include fresh gelato Fridays made right in the studio, Monday morning bagels and regular pub nights and parties.

To apply for this position please register below with a detailed CV, Portfolio and cover letter. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to relocate to work full-time in New York.

For further details, please send your Word CV for my attention to officemanager@opmjobs.com or contact me via the details below:

Nadja Lindacher | Senior Development Management Consultant
OPM Response Ltd
Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214422 |
Email: Nadja@opmjobs.com |
Skype: nadja.lindacher.opm
LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/nadjalindacheropm
Twitter: NadjaLindacher