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Full-time Producer

at Outplay Entertainment Ltd in Dundee

Outplay are continuing to build on the successes of our previous titles with a host of great releases set for development and release in 2014.

As part of our continued growth plans we are now actively recruiting across several areas of the studio.

We are looking for a highly talented Producer to lead development within one these new projects.

Outplays Producers are tasked with managing internal developments teams, outsourcing, stakeholder relationships and being familiar with full cycle game development as well as having a knowledge or enthusiasm for mobile and social gaming ecosystems and markets. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic industry professional to join our team and work on our great titles.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the vision and quality of titles in development and to ensure the successful support of titles after launch.

Reporting to Senior Management the Producer ensures our teams have clear development priorities and targets on a daily basis and that schedules are maintained. The Producer will have a complete and clear understanding of development status and requirements at all times and provide clear communications to project teams and internal studio management.

The role requires the ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary development teams, managing 1-2 projects and working closely with all parties to define parameters for success and to manage scope and quality. The Producer will be capable of creating and managing detailed project documentation, understanding key development requirements and have a strong analytical approach to identifying risks and providing solutions to mitigate slippage and quality issues to deliver the best game experiences possible.

Key Responsibilities

Manage all areas of mobile/social game production including: scheduling, internal resource management, approvals, asset delivery and routine production tasks.
Lead production from prototype to live game and ensure social and live ops frameworks and elements related to the core game mechanics are fully considered to ensure continued audience growth and success
Work with Game Designers, Artists and Programmers to ensure the best game experiences are delivered on time
Run scrum team meetings, sprint and product reviews ensuring good communication and feedback at all times within the team, to senior management
Create and maintain sprint plans, backlog and project plans
Manage all reports and documentation for mobile/social game development projects
Define project and team KPIs and manage successful delivery to meet those targets
Manage development and release schedules across departments
Ensure game builds and submissions are of the quality required and compliant to relevant standards
Ensure team and staff performance issues are managed effectively
Be adept at change management; all teams move very fast and need to know impacts and available options as plans are modified
Be the hub of communication for all project progress, resource allocation status, and change management
Review game performance using analytics tools to accurately gauge impacts and progress of live games.

Required Talent

Game Production or Project Management of IT projects experience is key!
Proven track record of successful project deliveries.
You are a very versatile professional: You have a creative mindset, excellent analytical and problem solving capabilities.
You must have very good interpersonal skills. Your communication, be it in person, over the phone or by email is impeccable.
Excellent understanding of Game / Software development, from concept through key project milestone points to release and service updates.
Passion for gaming and up-to-speed with latest trends in mobile and social games on Facebook & mobile.
A solid understanding of mobile technologies and platforms or similar technical complex systems.
Highly organized. Understands process, project management and the tools that support it.
Practical knowledge and understanding of Agile (SCRUM) processes
Ability to fit into a fast moving, dynamic and flexible work environment
Mature professional attitude with strong work ethic
Comfortable working under pressure and to deadlines
Ability to take ownership of an issue and see it through to business outcomes

About Outplay

Outplay Entertainment is a venture-backed developer with a mission to deliver fun, free and innovative games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms for players to enjoy with friends and others around the world. The immersive, vibrant and unique experiences Outplay create across iOS, Android and Facebook are enjoyed by millions every day.

As a studio who produces its own IP we welcome people with a real passion for what they create. The fun, fast and social games that we produce are mirrored in our development culture. Outplay is a responsive company that’s constantly adapting.

Our doors are open to the industry’s top and emerging talent – if you can bring the Outplay energy to our studios we’d love to hear from you!


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