Tech Producer | Farm Heroes Saga
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
Craft:Games Design & Production
We are seeking an organised and experienced Technical Producer to join an exceptionally diverse team at one of the biggest and most successful mobile games companies in the world.If you are passionate about technology and want your work to have impactentertaining millions of players on the go, then this is the right job for you! Reporting directly to the Head of Operations, you will be responsible for proactively collaborating across areas and managing the roadmap and delivery of the foundational technology and tools supporting the beloved game Farm Heroes Saga.
YOUR ROLE WITHIN THE KINGDOM:
As a Tech Producer you will be part of our Core Area Leads team, working with Technical, Product and Quality leaders to define objectives and ways of working, and executing on the game's technical strategy. You will work hands-on with the team to establish timelines, identify and manage risks, track and balance workloads, maintain our dedication to quality and ensure a phenomenal working environment. Your role is essential to the development process by coordinating across disciplines, encouraging effective and open communication, and delivering work from specification right through to release and live operations.
The ideal Tech Producer is organized and detail-oriented, possesses outstanding communication skills and excels in agile project management. You are self-driven, highly-motivated, and able to effectively collaborate across fields in order to anticipate production issues and deliver solutions.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
Motivate and provide support to your team, contributing to a positive, respectful and fun work environment
Facilitate communication, organisation and process improvements across disciplines
Work with cross-discipline teams to craft and steward roadmaps and schedules
Lead the day-to-day planning, tasking, and tracking of a complex technical roadmap
Oversee submissions and release management functions
Proactively identify roadblocks and risks and provide mitigation strategies
Communicate status, risks, trade-offs and opportunities with other areas and team leadership
Help make decisions with team leads on workflows, pipelines, priorities, and resources
Collaborate with team leadership to maintain alignment and drive project goals forward
SKILLS TO CREATE THRILLS:
Experience as a game producer, project management or equivalent experience
Adept at leading agile game development teams using Scrum and/or Kanban
Road-tested knowledge of software development and project management processes
Familiarity with mobile platform submissions and release processes
Experience facilitating and mediating dependencies across functions and departments
Comfortable with highly technical discussions and facilitating the breakdown of complex technical features for delivery
Ability to build, track, and maintain roadmaps and schedules
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Persistent self-motivation, initiative, and drive
Passion for video games
Experience working on a live services game
Proficient with Jira and Confluence
Demonstrated technical aptitude; preference to applicants with development (programming, technical) and/or game development experience.
King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.
A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
Making the World Playful
Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!
Applications need to be in English.
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