Production Director

Turtle Rock Studios
Production Full Time

Tue Dec 12 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.

We are searching for a Production Director to oversee all production aspects of the development team for our next AAA title.  This role reports to the Executive Producer interacting with the game development Leads, Producers, and Senior Leadership.    

The candidate will have a proven track record of managing a strong production team, ensuring the production of the game runs smoothly from concept through to launch.  Come make great games with us and become a part of our Production team!


  • Champion the high level production schedule, coordinating closely with Leads and Producers
  • Manage a team of Lead Producers
  • Manage career development and training for individuals across the Production Team in a way that encourages autonomy, purpose, and expertise
  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team on creating and driving internal initiatives through the maintenance of long term plans and clear roadmaps
  • Collaborate with the Executive Producer on the creation, monitoring, and adjustments of internal milestones
  • Drive setting clear, achievable goals and objectives; communicate those to stakeholders and the rest of the team
  • Encourage cross discipline collaboration and coordination
  • Encourage accountability for development goals and feature/system ownership; facilitate transparent communication between stakeholders to ensure vision alignment with project pillars
  • Clearly communicate project health, actively manage and mitigate risk, and lead problem resolution as issues arise 
  • Be accountable for all production aspects of the game team, team health and performance, and milestone delivery
  • Participate in headcount, staffing allocations, and organization structure planning
  • Play the game; understand the current state of development and help drive prioritization for upcoming milestones


  • 10+ years of game industry experience
  • Has shipped one or more AAA titles on multiple platforms in a Production leadership role
  • Excellent knowledge of project management methods and tools
  • Demonstrated ability to create a long term planning solution and put it into practice
  • Experience managing Producers and mentoring them to success
  • Ability to work well as a leader and communicate effectively 
  • Willingness to accept candid feedback on leadership and team growth. Listen and make people feel heard
  • Capable of managing several important items at once, without allowing anything to be lost in the process


  • Shipped at least 1 AAA title with live operations


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: $180,000—$240,000 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.