As a Producer at Steamroller, you will work on various projects, from console games and AR/VR to interactive installations and attractions; we promise you will never get bored! As a product development team member, the Producer will be responsible for documenting and organizing a project’s schedule and budget from conception to delivery. The Producer will also be responsible for the planning, organizing, scheduling, and directing of project assignments.
- Develop project schedules that take into consideration the product’s intended features, timeline, and resources. The schedules should demonstrate an effective and efficient plan to execute all aspects of game production (design, art, programming, etc.).
- Identify and track project milestones.
- In conjunction with the Heads of Departments and Project Supervisors, assign personnel resources to the project team and direct all assigned team members’ day-to-day work.
- Review the practicality of design documents within the parameters defined by available time and resources.
- Facilitate technical and non-technical communication among team members and departments.
- Maintain consistent communication with departments outside of internal development (i.e., Marketing, Heads of Departments, and Company Executives) and keep them informed of the project’s status.
- Manage project budgets and identify and resolve any potential conflicts between the project need, resources/budget, and timeline.
- Understand, refine and disseminate the product vision and provide input for the conceptual design.
- Utilize traditional and cutting-edge project management techniques to ensure timely delivery, high quality, effective use of resources, and good team morale.
- Lead the production team with a high-level vision, low-level individual responsibility breakdowns, and regular 1-1 coaching.
- Handle day-to-day personnel issues for assigned team members, including appraising performance and resolving problems, and reporting said problems and fixes to HoD.
- Review testing documentation and the quality assurance process.
- Participate in the post-mortem review process to identify each project’s successes and obstacles and use this information to improve processes.
- Participate in product demonstrations.
- Engage in knowledge sharing in the department, raising the bar for what great production means for the studio
- Model what the excellence looks like and lead through influence while looking for positive solutions to all problems
- Must possess the ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
- Must possess superior oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Must possess the ability to successfully communicate with Developers, Artists, Designers, and QA to facilitate communication between the different project development disciplines.
- Must demonstrate proven leadership abilities, including strong problem-solving skills.
- Proven ability to work under rapid development cycles
- Requires the ability to read, write, analyze and interpret business and legal correspondence.
- Must have a thorough understanding of gaming industry practices, processes, and standards.
- Must have an in-depth understanding of gaming industry hardware and software trends.
- Must possess up-to-date technical product knowledge, including technical submission requirements and knowledge of distributing builds.
- Must have a strong working knowledge of MS Office, Google Suite, and Project Management Software.
- Requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of production/project management experience, or a 5-year equivalent combination of education and practical work experience.
- Experience as a Developer, Artist, or Designer prior to production is a plus.
- Must have experience in internal production/project management from inception to delivery.
- Project management training from a recognized educational or certification program is preferred.
- Membership in PMI or similar professional project management associations is preferred.
- Bending, stooping, twisting.
- Reaching above and/or below shoulder.
- Handling/grasping documents or office equipment.
- Sitting extended periods of time.
- Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person and/or on the telephone.
- Vision sufficient to read source materials and computer screen data.
- Repetitive motions for computer equipment use.
- Work is performed primarily in an office environment using standard office equipment.
- Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 25 pounds occasionally.
Please note that some projects may require you to work on-site at our Mount Dora location