Keywords Studios
May 28, 2023
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The Role - 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 a Producer to join our expanding team as we look ahead to our next project. Ideally, we are seeking an experienced Producer/Project Manager looking for your next challenge within the AAA dev space. If you have proven production experience within the games industry, 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 including 2021 and 2022. In addition, we recently won ‘Best Creative Service Provider‘ at Develop 2022.

The Role Description:

Your main task as a Producer will be to work with the Exec Producer and other department leads, owning multiple 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead 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 features development.
  • 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.
  • Improve process, pipelines, and interactions between the different parts of the team and the sub teams.
  • Responsible for the deployment of appropriate production processes and methodology on assigned projects which support the team and facilitate the creation of the best possible games.
  • Scheduling and attending development meetings on any assigned projects, setting agendas, facilitating discussions, taking notes and identifying action points arising from any meeting.
  • Providing leadership to both a project's team of development leads and the wider project team.
  • 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 required.
  • Undertaking milestone reviews with the relevant stakeholders to ensure they are achieved to the highest standards.
  • Mentor and manage junior production members.
  • Be a representative for d3t to our award-winning clients, fostering and maintaining strong working relationships with our development partners.
  • Be a key contact for our external partners, providing updates and assisting with the flow of communication.
  • Requirements

    Essential Skills:

  • Experience of a full development lifecycle (pre-production through to release) on at least one game title.
  • Experience of project managing multiple development disciplines.
  • Experience leading teams building AAA titles on current generation platforms.
  • Broad knowledge across diverse areas of game-making.
  • A passion for solving problems and building motivated teams.
  • Professional experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies.
  • Up-to-date understanding and a keen interest in project planning methodologies.
  • Able to work within a team and to actively work to make the team operate cohesively.
  • 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.
  • Desirable Skills:

  • 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).
  • Benefits

    Just some of the many benefits and perks offered by d3t and Coconut Lizard:

  • 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays + up to 5 days extra for length of service)
  • 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 environment!
  • Income Protection
  • Annual Bonus – be rewarded for great teamwork!
  • Free Parking
  • 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 working hybrid.

    Initial interviews will be help by video call with a second interview at the studio.

    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.

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