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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 key role in the successful delivery of a game that’s on time, on budget, for everyone to enjoy.

A Producer at PlaySide Studios is the core of the game delivery by empowering the development team of our wonderful games. The Producer ensures there is vision and develops this into a well-maintained plan. They are specialists in communicating this plan as part of ensuring smooth execution with the project team. As the pilot in part or all of delivery of a project, a producer works closely with project leads and/or managers to support effective agile practices, weaving insights from delivery back to product refinement. Producers are effective collaborators and liaise closely with discipline leads or directors to identify project needs and buy-in.

If you take pride in smoothly operating teams and have aspirations to make great games while growing your skills in production and game development then this is a great opportunity to join our incredible team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying staffing requirements, with support of discipline leads, to ensure directors are informed so the team has right people at the right time

  • Responsible for turning vision and strategy into action by roadmapping to milestone definition to engaging in task breakdown and estimation practices

  • Drive the project on a daily basis - ensure the team is aligned, priorities and purpose are clear, and garners team buy-in

  • Team health - Making sure people are being used effectively, ensuring the team is working sustainably, and keeping morale and engagement high

  • Proactively identify opportunities for team member growth and development - working with their discipline leads on how you can help them grow and learn!

  • Insulate the team where appropriate, keeping the project team focused and free from distraction

  • Proactive internal communication to ensure the team always knows what's ahead of them and are updated appropriately to any changes. 

  • Regular reporting product leadership to ensure agile product discovery and refinement. 

  • Communication with internal and/or external stakeholders to keep them updated on the project direction, changes, and status ensuring alignment

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

  • Ensuring we make the best possible verdicts on a day-to-day basis, as aligned towards existing strategy

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

  • Responsible for the adoption and effective usage of project management tools such as Hansoft, Jira, Confluence, Slack, etc. 

What You Bring To The Role

  • A passion for making games collaboratively

  • Experience shipping new games or shipping releases for live games

  • Experience leading game development teams

  • Experience in an Agile environment

  • Strong Scope and Capacity planning skills

  • Next level verbal/written communication

  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills

  • Interest in the strength behind games in the current market

  • Strong interest in professional development and a high quality bar

How to Apply

Email your application to

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!

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