The Role: Associate Producer
d3t and Coconut Lizard are at the cutting edge of technology and creativity,
delivering co-development video game services to our global triple-A clients.
We are currently looking for an Associate Producer to join our expanding
production team (at either studio site) as we look ahead to our next
project. Ideally, we are seeking someone with a background in games
development or with relevant educational qualifications. If you have a passion
for games, an analytical mind and you enjoy working with talented and creative
teams, then we want to hear from you!
Our studio, part of the Keywords Studios Group, works on multiple exciting
projects at any one time offering plenty of variety and involvement. Our
studio projects have included Hogwart's Legacy, The Masquerade - Blood Hunt,
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, The
Witcher3: Wild Hunt, Alan Wake Remastered, Mafia II: Definitive Edition and
Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Our studios are based near Runcorn, Cheshire and Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. We
offer an amazingly professional, fun and supportive working environment. We
are passionate about what we do and pride ourselves on our anti-crunch
mentality, mentoring ethos and have been awarded 'Best Places to Work'
multiple times by gamesindustry.biz including 2021 and 2022. In addition, we
recently won ‘Best Creative Service Provider‘ at Develop 2022.
Your main task will be to work with the Producer(s) and other department
leads, assisting with the planning of game features and taking them from
initial concept through to development and release. You will work with cross
discipline teams and be responsible for ensuring the schedule, scope and risks
for the features are constantly monitored and communicated. Alongside of this,
you will be required to communicate progress and gather feedback from the
wider development team.
To assist the Producer(s) in leading feature or development teams and
collaborate across different disciplines in order to define project goals,
requirements and agree priorities of work.
Regularly review progress with the team and senior management, gathering
feedback on our features, understand how all departments work combines
toward the goals of our games.
Define and understand the risks during concept and manage them through the
Ensuring that project team members are working from a tracked schedule and
that they have a keen sense of ownership, responsibility and
accountability for the quality and timeliness of their contribution.
Document, track and communicate project status and scheduling changes with
key members of the team and adapt the schedules where necessary.
Help to improve process, pipelines, and interactions between the different
parts of the team and the sub teams.
Working with the wider Production team, assist with the deployment of
appropriate production processes and methodology on assigned projects
which support the team and facilitate the creation of the best possible
Scheduling and attending development meetings on any assigned projects,
setting agendas, facilitating discussions, taking notes and identifying
action points arising from any meeting.
Ensuring excellent communication, positive working relationships and
teamwork within the development teams and across disciplines.
Removing impediments that arise during development to ensure that the team
can focus on what they do best.
Providing production guidance and support to other d3t project teams where
Undertaking milestone reviews with the relevant stakeholders to ensure
they are achieved to the highest standards.
Be a representative for d3t / Coconut Lizard to our award-winning clients,
fostering and maintaining strong working relationships with our
Be a key contact for our external partners, providing updates and
assisting with the flow of communication.
2+ years of experience in games development and/or equivalent educational
Awareness of project management methodologies applied to multiple
Experience working with teams building AAA titles on current generation
A passion for solving problems and building motivated teams.
Up-to-date understanding and a keen interest in project planning
Able to work within a team and to actively help to make the team operate
Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project).
Ability to work unsupervised to complete tasks assigned to you.
Good presentation skills, both written and verbal.
A natural leader who can motive and drive development teams and processes.
A good fit within the studio environment, being friendly, approachable and
with a professional work ethic.
Proactive and open-minded in solving scheduling issues relating to the
complex development structure of game development.
Experience with SharePoint and Office macros.
Experience with Atlassian tools including JIRA and Confluence.
Passionate about video games and familiar with the AAA console scene.
A background in games development (engineering, art, design or QA).
J ust some of the many benefits and perks offered by d3t and Coconut
25 days holiday (+ bank holidays + up to 5 days extra for length of
Company Pension Scheme
Flexible working hours
Private Medical Insurance Scheme (including dental) & Eye Care Scheme
Employee Share Scheme
Anti-crunch ethos - an amazingly professional, fun and supportive working
Annual Bonus – be rewarded for great teamwork!
Tech and Bike Scheme
Company Share Scheme
Company Socials, Project Launch/Wrap Parties + Annual d3t Events
Breakout Areas – filled with perks such as games, BBQ area, complimentary
snacks to suit all dietary preferences etc.
We offer a flexible working policy. This role will be studio based with some
flexibility for hybrid working.
Initial interviews will be help by video call with a second interview at the
Don't meet every single requirement? Not a problem - please apply. At d3t
and Coconut Lizard we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and
authentic workplace and culture. If this opportunity excites you but your
current skills or past experience don't align perfectly with the job
description, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right
candidate for this or other roles within our team.