Iron Galaxy Studios is looking for a talented, passionate, and motivated Senior Producer to join our team. We are a well-established independent game developer who has worked with the titans of our industry to ship more high-caliber games than any other indie developer. We’re known for our excellent work on Killer Instinct, as well as bringing Skyrim and Diablo III to the Nintendo Switch.
As a Senior Producer, you will be a key part of the development team by leading scheduling, driving goals, and fostering a positive team culture while helping to make process improvements. You will work closely with the various teams to ensure that development runs smoothly and assist in communication between the departments helping the teams stay on task with ongoing projects. You may produce one project at a time or, based on our needs, work on multiple smaller projects at once.
We pride ourselves on being a studio that does amazing work while maintaining a positive culture and supporting work-life balance for our employees. We expect a lot from our team but offer the support, coaching, mentorship, and variety to make great game developers out of every person that joins our studio.
What you will do:
Produce Great Games!
Have the production vision to understand and anticipate project concerns, schedule risks, and process issues, while working to evolve our best practices
Manage the schedule and processes of both internal and external projects throughout all phases of development
Have a broad set of tools and methodologies that can apply uniquely to each project
Efficiently schedule and run meetings, assess prior requirements and ensure goals are clear and followed up on
Deliver for Our Partners
Effectively communicate project status and needs to our partners and internally
Proactively identify and propose solutions for project risks and issues
Cultivate and drive successful partnerships by leading through influence and looking for positive solutions to all problems
Be a Great Collaborator
Collaborate with Leads to establish and maintain the project roadmap & long-term feature schedules, milestone definitions and sprint goals
Understand and communicate project milestones, deadlines, risks, and stakeholder feedback to team members and studio leadership
Foster an environment that creates a positive team experience and high morale
Coach other Producers on your project through regular and constructive 1:1 meetings
Previous Production experience in a creative industry/environment
Knowledge of game industry-standard software tools, design documents, and production processes/best practices (budgets, game concept and prototyping creation, project management, bug reports and defect tracking)
Strong time-management skills with the ability to focus on priorities, manage change and deliver against agreed deadlines
Proven ability to work under rapid development cycles
Strong decision-making capabilities with a demonstrable ability to think outside the box
Strong mediation and problem-solving skills
This position is available in Chicago.