OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.
Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Executive Producer to join our world class team on our next AAA title for consoles and PC! Can you not help but care if the team is on target, working on the most important tasks to hit their overall goal? Do you arrange schedules to solve for inter-dependencies like a wizard and attack work roadblocks like a berserker? Is it a point of personal pride that you know the current status and road-map of the project like it was tattooed on you? Can you muster the troops and get them all pointed in the right direction?
Here's the most important one: Do you do it all for the game? Because you know that your talents are needed to make sure that even the best development teams get an awesome experience out the door?
Awesome. Come join our creative, collaborative studio where you'll own the product management responsibilities for a tight, integrated team of game developers.
Your Day to Day
You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:
Be the production lead on a team tasked with creating a hit PC and Console game in the Aliens universe
Lead the production team and manage the quality assurance group to achieve the production development needs of the project
Partner with key business stakeholders including publishing, operations, marketing, quality assurance and customer service
Demonstrate a deep knowledge of the pc and console free-to-play market, including design and monetization
Lead development planning to ensure on-schedule milestones, worldwide launch and subsequent major feature releases
Work directly with team members to ensure timelines are realistic and deliverables are scoped to allow for confident delivery of the highest possible quality within the time allotted
Identify and communicate roadblocks and bottlenecks that may prevent the team from achieving their goals
Motivate and support the team to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved
Drive informed decisions in conjunction with team leads on work methods, development pipeline, priorities, and available resources. Provide progress updates to senior leadership and work well under stress
Be one with the status of the project. Communicate this effectively to the team, executives and publishing partners
Be an excellent communicator across the team, with fellow leads, and to studio and executive management
Prioritize our feature road-map through collaborations with Design, Product, and Project Management
Own and coordinate the product release cycle. Ensure that releases as for things as simple as internal team playtests to full console certification and release are managed by the production team
Be the primary Product Owner on our Agile team, while empowering others to be POs as well
Ensure we deliver high-quality software each milestone through frequent reviews and iterations
Understand our business goals, and shepherd the game through greenlight gates to launch
Lead and motivate the team to unlock their potential and be top performers
Your Career Progression
Do the best work of your career! No, really, that's what we expect of you. Come aboard and work with industry veterans all working to improve their craft and become better game developers. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.
Love of games
10 to 15 years of industry experience in an internal production role
Senior level leadership experience in the development, commercial launch and live operations of 2+ large-scale online games
Must have worked on at least two shipped game throughout the entire product cycle
Excellent documentation and communication skills with strong attention to detail
Extensive knowledge of how games are made
Deep understanding of social game mechanics including acquisition, engagement, and monetization strategies to deliver high value products
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and follow-through to completion
Superior product management skills with hands-on experience with multiple different product management methodologies
Great interpersonal and facilitation abilities
A deep desire to make game development better for all those involved
Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook
Would Love to See
Experience in bringing a product through console certification and release cycle
Experience in multiplayer, console, RPG and/or shooter games a plus
Proficiency in JIRA, Confluence, Trello, Slack, Project
Experience with outsourcing management
Aside from the intrinsic value of exciting a huge audience with your creative work, you can expect:
Health and Wellness
Medical, Dental and Vision
Prescription Drug Coverage
Business Travel Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Long Term Disability
Employee Referral Program
Fitness Club Discounts
Training and Development
About our Location
Cold Iron is a team of passionate game developers located in San Jose, California. We're a diverse group of veterans with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles on PC and console.
To apply, please visit www.coldironstudios.com/careers
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.
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