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Sr Technical Producer

Company: Sony Computer Entertainment
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

PlayStation isnt just the Best Place to Play its also the Best Place to Work. Weve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, were recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.Join our award-winning God of War teamThe Production Team at Santa Monica Studio excels at creative problem solving and communication. We thrive on being at the intersection of people and productivity as the glue that holds the studio together. Whether by being leaders of the craft of project management or partners who will clear the path ahead, the production team is here in service to the studio, to move development forward and achieve quality.With this at the core, we are looking for an experienced, driven and expert planner, who has familiarity with programming or scripting languages, to join our team as a Senior Technical Producer. A Senior Technical Producer is relied upon to lead long-term scheduling efforts as well as to direct ground level production activities of multiple discipline teams and large areas of the game.Responsibilitiesinclude partnering with the lead producer, creative directors and leads, guiding and directing other producers and collaborating with studio managers to own the creation, maintenance and execution of a project plan to determine resource, budget and schedule needs.ResponsibilitiesOwn the production of multiple discipline teams in all areas:Run the production pipeline of a broad area of the game crossing multiple disciplines throughout all phases of the product development cycle from design through final approvalCraft and maintain a comprehensive project plan, schedule, scope and resource forecast for multiple disciplines along a complex production pipelineManage day-to-day production issues to allow the team to achieve the highest possible game quality. Schedule and maintain tasking of departmental and interdisciplinary teamsLead and direct other Producers and Associate Producers to balance resources and ensure correct prioritization to ship our games to quality, schedule and budgetLead day-to-day production through rigorous project planning, analytic thinking and information gathering:Break down large complex initiatives, features and challenges into manageable portions and actionable stepsAssimilate diverse information and assess the impact on each phase of production and on the project as a wholeIdentify all groups that may be affected by a goal, actively solicit their input and follow up by strong executionEnsure a common understanding and agreement on project scope, objectives and impact of any changesPartner with a wide range of team members to further current and future product development needs:Cultivate and maintain relationships with internal development team, primarily partnering with the game director, discipline directors and leadsCollaborate with managers concerning personnel issues and team member individual growth, such as meeting task expectations, actively tasking individuals toward determined growth goalsContribute to the development of new theories, methodologies and approaches in collaboration with creative partners. Support the creative vision by utilizing curiosity, judgement and anticipating change in order to direct or redirect efforts as needed to achieve resultsSkills:Project Management CraftsmanshipExperience with traditional Waterfall production management techniques along with Agile techniques, including SCRUM or Kanban. PMP or equivalent certification a plusExcellent organizational & prioritization skills, attention to detail, process knowledge and ability to multi-taskExperience with Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel), Hansoft, JIRA, Confluence and other project tracking and bug database softwareCommunication & CollaborationExcellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively across product development and management teamsExperience working with high performing creative teams and demonstrated ability to partner effectively in a high pressure, collaborative environmentProven conflict management skills with a strength in mediation leading to resolution of risk and roadblocksEducation & Experience:Minimum 10 years of games industry experience in an internal development environment in a production roleExperience on multiple large scale, 150+ person AAA games through all phases of production from concept to releaseAt least one shipped AAA PC and/or console title as a Senior ProducerMastery of a variety of project management techniques in an internal development environment coupled with deep experience building and maintaining schedulesExperience working on technical teams and projects such as Engine/Rendering, Build Pipelines, DevOps, or ToolsFamiliarity with programming and/or scripting languages (e.g. C++, Python)Previous experience managing, guiding and mentoring junior producersFamiliarity with various internal game production pipelines and software4 year undergraduate college degree or equivalent skill set#LI-AM1#LI-SMSSony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.Reasonable Accommodation Notice Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.PRIVACY NOTICE TO SIE LLCS JOB APPLICANTSThis Privacy Notice explains what personal information we at Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC collect from you, and why we collect it and use it. This Notice covers our practices regarding the personal information of all applicants to our job positions. Please review it carefully.Categories of personal information we collect from youWe collect personal information about you throughout the recruiting process, in particular the following categories.Generally, we obtain this information through our Recruiting Team:A. Identification and contact informationDirect identifiers such as your first and last direct identifiers such as a government ID, your Social Security, work permit or passport #.Contact information such as your email address, mailing address, telephone number.B.Other information about you or that can be associated with you such as:Sensitive/Protected Data. During the recruitment process, you may (voluntarily) provide us with your ethnicity, gender, military service information, or physical or mental health information, as well as your national origin and citizenship.Professional or job position-related information, including your past professional experience, references; background verification; talent management and assessment; information regarding any conflicts of interests; and the terms and conditions of your job offer.Non-public education information, including information about your education records, such as grades and transcripts.SDL2017

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