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Senior Producer

Company: Naughty Dog
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY Summary: For over 30 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. Our most recent game, The Last of Us Part II, has received over 300 Game of the Year awards and three of our games are among the top 10 highest scored games on the PlayStation 4. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you'll be continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences! Naughty Dog is growing our production team! We're looking for a Senior Producer to elevate our team's capabilities. In this role you'll deliver significant impact to both the dev team and production team, leveling up the skills we apply to the production of our games and the structures we work within. On the game team side, you will partner with leads and directors to understand their needs and develop processes to improve communication, scheduling, and overall quality of life; all while developing the kind of ground-breaking video games we're famous for. Your experience will also guide the Production Team's cultural growth and production skills. Our ideal candidate is someone with a deep understanding of the complexities of game development and a track record of building processes to help the team achieve their highest potential. You will bring your organizational skills, understanding of communication pipelines, leadership experience, and passion for making games - and above all, your empathy to inspire the team and rally support for our shared vision! Responsibilities: * Define the processes we use to support a cross-departmental development pipeline (for example, Levels, Cinematics, or Systems), and guide production team members in providing effective support
* Drive the development and refinement of our shared production processes to increase studio efficiency and quality
* Build and maintain project plans, schedules, and roadmaps. Ensure the team is on track with their goals
* Communicate frequently and effectively with key collaborators on project status, risks, and opportunities
* Create structures to ensure cross-department visibility is clear and dependencies are properly tracked. Ensure the impact of scope changes is understood, and the ramifications are clearly communicated
* Serve as a mentor and provide leadership, information, and resources to team members. Manage one or more employees.
* Improve the processes used by the production team to ensure our own effectiveness and workload balance
* Support studio-level initiatives around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, while also growing allyship education and standards within the team as a whole
* Work with the tools team to advance the development of our production-related software
* Maintain a constant awareness of game status through regular play sessions. Evaluate project scope and make recommendations to the Creative Director, Game Director, and Studio Leadership Requirements & Skills: * Solid understanding of video game development, software development processes, and project management practices
* Proven experience in a production role where you've supported cross-functional teams in the creation and delivery of sophisticated projects
* Expertise in common Production methodologies (Agile, Waterfall) as well as software (Jira, ShotGrid, Excel, Microsoft Project, Confluence, or equivalents)
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, on both a personal and team level
* Self-starter. Approach challenges creatively and methodically, seeing them through to final resolution Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and gender reassignment), race (including color, nationality, ethnic, national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or parental status, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees, and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

Keywords: Naughty Dog, Santa Monica , Senior Producer, Other , Santa Monica, California

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