Lead Producer

Turtle Rock Studios
Production Full Time

Mon Oct 30 2023

Lake Forest, California, United States

Turtle Rock Studios

Turtle Rock Studios

Founded in 2002, we are Turtle Rock Studios, a multi-project, award-winning independent developer located in the heart of Orange County, CA.


At Turtle Rock, we make the games we want to play. We're dedicated to providing a collaborative environment where our team members feel empowered with the creative freedom to contribute and grow. While we are based in Orange County, CA, we support flexible work arrangements ranging from in-studio, hybrid, to fully remote throughout North America. Join our award-winning game development team and help create our next AAA title.

The job will be working with the game development Leads and the rest of the Production team. We're looking for someone to coordinate between groups, facilitate communication, and resolve roadblocks not only when they come to your attention, but before they become a reality. Come make great games with us and become a part of our Production team!

Responsibilities

  • Champion content and feature development by working with Leads and the rest of the Production team on maintaining a clear project schedule and tracking team capacity
  • Work with Directors and the Executive Producer on internal initiatives for improving internal pipelines, creating long term plans, and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and leads owning a feature/content/team to identify risks and create mitigation plans
  • Mentor direct reports and other associates and mids. Help provide oversight for your areas of concern by monitoring and understanding all schedules owned by your reports' teams
  • Clearly communicate progress and compare that to initial expectations, provide clear communication when circumstances change or force a conversation when change is needed
  • Recognize that Production style or methodology is not one size fits all; utilize your diverse toolbox of production skills and best practices to best support game sub-teams
  • Balance day to day maintenance with long-term planning; need to recognize that production is not all about fighting fires
  • Get to know your team: pace, velocity, progress, ownership.  Know what a critical change can do to the schedule and work with the team to determine what is best for the game
  • Recognize where to track documentation, who to alert, and reach out via multiple streams to share information. Recognize value of repeating information in several mediums
  • Play the game

Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience in game development with one or more AAA titles shipped on multiple platforms
  • 2+ years experience in a Lead role managing and mentoring direct reports
  • Good sense of perspective - able to switch between "details" and "big picture" as needed
  • Experience with scheduling tools and managing a project budget 
  • Expertise with a task management system such as JIRA
  • Demonstrated ability to create a long term planning solution and put it into practice; able to extend beyond just their team and create a schedule for an entire content pipeline laying out capacity for all departments and clearly identifying and visualizing critical paths
  • Willingness to accept candid feedback on leadership and team growth. Listen and make people feel heard
  • Must be able to effectively communicate risks and obstacles both to managed team members, as well as Senior Leadership
  • Capable of multitasking and managing several important items at once, without allowing anything to be lost in the process

Preferences

  • Background in Art
  • Experience working on cooperative FPS games
  • Experience working with remote studios and contractors
  • Experience shipping console game titles

Benefits

Some of the benefits and perks our employees get to enjoy, include:

  • 100% Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage for you and your family
  • 401k Matching
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Plan / College Savings Plan
  • Career Improvement Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements - In-House, Hybrid, and Remote
  • Generous Time Off Policy
  • Company Events - In-Person Summer Family Bash + Halloween Party + Virtual Events
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen + Sponsored Food Trucks

The estimated base pay range for this role is: $135,000—$170,000 USD

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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