Producer vacancy at Deck Nine
Our first narrative game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. The studio is comprised of nearly 100 people and is located in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We hope to share more information about our next title with Square Enix as soon as we can.
We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. We are part of the thriving Colorado game dev scene and our location offers a lower cost of living and a proximity to countless family-friendly activities and amazing outdoor opportunities. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!
As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.
General overview of the role
Deck Nine Games is currently hiring a Producer for our current projects. This position is expected to last for the term of our current projects.
Could this be you? Do you love spreadsheets and people? Does a well-groomed backlog scratch your organizational itch? Is it possible your team could be just a little more efficient? Do you min / max every game you play? Do you eye-roll when your family or friends try to plan anything? Most importantly, do you value leading by serving, solving conflict with grace, and empowerment through transparency? If so, then you’re the right person for the job.
Work with team to establish milestone schedule and goals
Join forces with the team to build and maintain efficient processes
Construct spreadsheets and documents for internal and external consumption
Manage Jira and Confluence projects / spaces
Own costs and status so as to collaborate on prioritization of stakeholder input
Make decisions based on data of resources, costs, and benefits
Foster good meeting culture: number, length, attendance, etiquette
Identify risks to team and product, construct mitigation plans, communicate to production apparatus
Proactively monitor potential issues before they become blockers and establish best practice solutions to categories of problems
Push for quality with respect to resources
Identify opportunities for pushback with publisher or internal stakeholders and communicate with data
Proactively communicate milestone issues and / or create solutions for issues
Hold and evangelize Scrum ceremonies: standups, planning, retrospectives, and reviews
Collaborate with Game Director to deliver game on time and on budget
Contribute solutions to team, product, and studio problems
Member of and contributor to a positive, collaborative, creative studio environment
Take every idea and challenge seriously but not personally
Be a passionate leader every day
5+ years of experience in production, preferably with 1+ years as lead producer
Shipped AAA PC and / or console games
Excellent verbal and written communication
Pro at managing competing priorities and time management
Able to establish your own priorities and solve problems
Remain calm and positive in the face of stress and conflict
Strong knowledge of project management and office software, ideally Atlassian + MS Office
Full-time position must be willing to eventually relocate to the Denver, Colorado region
Skills considered as a good plus
Experience with narrative or cinematic driven or console games
Worked in another discipline: programming, art, design, narrative, animation, et cetera
Knowledge of Agile and other methodologies
Strong Jira, Confluence, Excel know how
CSM, PMP or other certifications
Perks & Benefits
Competitive starting salary
Generous PTO including paid parental leave
Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
Growth opportunities for your career
If you are a talented and passionate game developer and you are looking to challenge yourself, please apply today! Remote contract position through Q4 2021 and applicants must already be authorized to work in the U.S.