ProbablyMonsters is looking for a creative, technical, and collaborative
Production Director. You will join a team concentrated on building new
game concepts and worlds centered around a focused player experience. As part
of the Incubation team, you'll have the freedom to create, experiment, and try
new game ideas while forming new franchises and development teams. Everyone on
the Incubation team is enthusiastic about helping to shape a culture of
collaboration and trust while creating best-in-class games.
We are seeking a Production Director who is experienced in all phases of
game development, from incubation to post-launch. We're looking for someone
who can own the production pipeline and partner with all the disciplines as we
drive towards our development goals.
The salary range for this position is $197,200 – $305,600. This range
represents the salary for the position commensurate with experience,
knowledge, and demonstrated success in the field.
WHO YOU ARE:
You're a gamer and developer at heart. You care deeply about making a
great game, maintaining a healthy/passionate team, sustainable development
practices, and responsible use of resources to help develop amazing
You love working in a collaborative, creative environment focused on
bringing the next great adventure to the players!
You are a champion of schedules with a considerable respect for
You recognize that excellence comes with a commitment to quality and are
prepared to protect developers time to achieve that goal.
You believe in aiding development through regularly engaging the team to
gain feedback to continuously improve production processes.
You are a uniter and work to understand the team through strong
You're proactive at gaining deeper understanding about the project, the
developers, and finding ways to maintain teams' productivity.
You care deeply about team wellbeing and creating a healthy, focused, and
fun environment that allows developers to do their best work.
You see production as a support system to developers and work diligently
with developers to make the best products they can while focusing on the
You clearly understand the phases of development and the deliverables
teams need during those phases while continuously evaluating plans and
methods based on developer feedback.
You strive to continuously improve the development process through smooth
communication and alignment for all key stakeholders.
You actively seek feedback and support feedback culture.
You have a developer focused mindset and a driven to help others succeed.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Drive the planning and execution of all development goals across all
disciplines with direct developer buy-in.
Develop reporting methodologies for production to share progress and
forecast dates for senior leadership and the development team.
Hire and grow production team with a focus on methodologies, standardized
processes, and release management.
Define goals and planning that meet our development framework and reflect
the game vision.
Acts as the liaison and coordinator between counterparts, management,
and/or third-party vendors to ensure relevant groups are aligned on plans
and development schedules for product development.
Collaborates with marketing to ensure effective information promotion and
Provides regular reports to key stakeholders on project progress, risks,
Help solidify ex-dev communication and cross department communication.
Track and help facilitate alignment for milestone deliveries and short-
Work with team to create production and development partnerships that
support in driving development forward in a collaborative and supportive
Act as a point of contact for both internal and external project wide
Work with internal and external leadership to facilitate communication and
delivery of team deliverables for milestones.
Monitor team velocity with tracking with deliverables and hold bi-weekly
production updates for cross department alignment and velocity updates.
Track and quantify department expenses for leadership.
8+ years' leading game production pipelines.
Excellent leadership, project management, oral and written communication
Strong project management fundamentals including capacity planning, scope
assessment and management, and project milestone planning.
Strong interpersonal skills.
First-hand knowledge of mobile, PC, console, and/or games-as-a-service
development pipelines as they relate to games and game production.
Strong Ex-Dev or Co-Dev experience.
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent combination of education, training,
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:
A people-centric culture founded on respect, trust, approachability, and
A stable home that values your potential, deeply cares about your work-
life balance, and is committed to investing in your craft and long-term
Competitive benefits package, including a sign-on bonus; annual stock
option grants; health coverage (medical, dental, vision) paid at 100%
for the employee and subsidized by the Company for dependents; Flexible
Spending Account eligibility; life, accidental death, and disability
insurance coverage; annual 401K contribution by the Company; Employee
Assistance Program; and extensive paid time off plus holiday closures.
ProbablyMonsters is an independent AAA video game company that aims to change
the way games are made and inspire a better industry for all. Our mission is
to unite, guide, and empower talented teams to redefine what it means to
create exceptional games. We secured the largest Series A raise in gaming
history at $250 million, providing our teams the resources and creative
environment needed to foster stable, life-long careers while delivering
industry-defining games within a healthy, rewarding culture.