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PRODUCER

Overview

So...If you've been looking for that career opportunity of a lifetime with an exciting, fast-growing leading Australian games company...Look no further…

 

Playside, Australia’s largest independent games company is on the hunt for an innovative and experienced Producer. This is an incredible opportunity to play a critical role in the successful delivery of a game that’s on time, under budget, and hits our ambitious quality bar. A Producer at PlaySide Studios ultimately takes the onus on the product delivery by leading the development team on any given title. The Producer is expected to do this by ensuring proper top-down communication to all developers of a project and drawing from experiences from other silos of the business including but not limited to the design/creative team and the executive team.

If you enjoy working in the gaming community and have a strong interest in games then this is a great opportunity to join our incredible team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Staffing for projects - ensuring you have the right people at the right time to limit inefficiencies and ensure smooth handoffs between team members

  • Partner with the core team to understand the overall game vision and requirements + communicate them across the production floor.

  • Establish the scope of your area of focus: create its long-term roadmap and schedule, establish its deliverables, quality targets, and key milestones, and define its development strategies and budgets.

  • Put everything in place to pave the way for production: develop workflows and pipelines + implement means to facilitate interaction between colleagues.

  • Set clear goals for your team members to achieve + make sure the process of delivering those goals is as smooth as possible.

  • Anticipate risks & put plans of action in place to overcome them.

  • Meet with your team to clarify milestones, prioritize deliverables, give updates, address concerns, provide direction, gather feedback, etc.

  • Sync up with the producer, production director, and production managers on progress and momentum + follow up on budgets.

  • Look for opportunities to improve and evolve our processes, methods, and practices.

  • Managing incidents for live projects - Investigating and prioritising live bugs, coordinating resolution, communicating learnings and results

  • Ensuring we make the best possible decisions on a day to day basis with the development team from concept through delivery including brainstorming, iteration, QA, and LiveOps

  • Risk Management - you should see risks coming before the team, and you should proactively identify ways to mitigate them

  • Responsible for the adoption and usage of all project management tools including Jira, Confluence, Slack, etc. 

  • Coordinating with external stakeholders and partners ensuring they have full context, their concerns are addressed and they are as excited about the project as we are!

What You Bring To The Role

  • A passion for all things tech and excellent collaboration skills

  • Experience shipping new games or shipping releases for live games

  • Experience working with game development teams

  • Next level verbal/written communication

  • Excellent time management 

  • Understand driving forces behind games in the current market, and the ability and willingness to dig into and learn more when needed.  Criteria such as monetization, engagement, retention & the identification of a core loop. Suggest improvements as needed.

What is a Producer at PlaySide?

  • Producers turn strategy into action. Great producers are experts in finding the right strategy and executing it. 

  • Producers are accountable for the outcome of the game, the health of the team, and the communication flow both up and down

  • Producers are responsible for identifying the vision of the game and communicating it and keeping the project on track

  • Producers are experts in all things agile - mindset, tools, process, and development methodologies

  • Producers should be masters of lateral thinking - we try to simplify problems into their root cause and identify target outcomes - and solve for that with creative problem solving and rallying the team around the intended outcomes

  • Producers should be accountable for the success of the project from inception through live support. There is no “passing the buck”

  • A producer does not micromanage - a producer should facilitate and ensure the right things are happening at the right time. This is primarily through influencing without authority. A producer should almost never default to authority as the means for coming to an agreement.

How to Apply

Email your application to jobs@playsidestudios.com.

Your application should include your CV, cover letter and any relevant portfolio links. While working your cover letter, please consider the following:

  • Why are you applying for our role at Playside? 

  • Tell us all about yourself!

  • What is your proudest work achievement?

  • Why do you think you're the one for this role? 

  • Why are you leaving your current role?

  • How many weeks' notice do you need?

Only candidates successful will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles. 

What we offer here at PlaySide:

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options.

  • Employee Assistance Program!

  • Mentor Program. We're agile and fast-growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role.

  • Half-price Gym access! (right next door) - you can wear your free PlaySide Swag!

  • Social events! Including Movie Nights (We hire out the cinema!) and food trucks! Just as some examples!

  • Out of this world referral Bonus that includes a chance at a $10,000 holiday!

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world - just take a look at our website!