Producer, External Development

About the Employer

Team Name:

Classic Games

Job Title:

Producer, External Development

Requisition ID:

R003916

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Producer to help build and drive our external development efforts for some of our most beloved titles.

Our backgrounds may be diverse, but we all share the same passion: bringing the world together through epic experiences. We value communication and collaboration, and most importantly, we want to get things done and try things that seem impossible at first blush. Don’t apply if you are afraid to fail, and more importantly, don’t apply if you aren’t willing to try. If you have a genuine passion for production, helping teams get things done, and making great games, this may be your opportunity.

We are a small crew and looking for members to help build modern development pipelines that leverage external development. There will be challenges and you may be required to wear multiple hats, but the journey will be both fun and exciting. Being highly flexible and having knowledge in multi-team, multi-site development is critical to this role.

The Role

You will work with a small crew to build and establish development pipelines that are focused on external development. Your prior experience and knowledge in this area will be called upon to ensure that the development pipeline you help create is modern, highly sustainable, and easy to manage. Excellent communication skills are critical in managing the needs of all disciplines, discipline leaders, and external development resources. You manage well in an autonomous environment yet understand the needs to follow-up with your stakeholders. You foresee the pitfalls of integrating external development tools and can champion initiatives that improve overall production and development efficiency.

  • Experience delivering multiple games utilizing external development capabilities
  • Work with external development studios to build highly sustainable development pipelines
  • Manage relationships with other departments at Blizzard Entertainment
  • Partner with discipline leads at Blizzard to ensure the vision is well understood to all members of the team
  • Communicate incoming roadblocks and offer solutions to incoming development issues
  • Ensure stakeholders are always aware of the status of the projects
  • Champion initiatives that improve stability and efficiency and development

Background

What will it take to be successful in this role? A passion for production and a deep understanding of how to develop AAA titles with external studios. We want people that love the process of developing games and want to continue to help us become better developers. Previous experience we’d like to see:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working as a producer or project manager on a game team
  • Must have shipped at least one game in a producer or senior producer role using external development (AAA games preferred)
  • Experience in building development pipelines with external development studios
  • Demonstratable ability to create, track, and maintain complex schedules
  • Ability to drive projects to completion in a timely manner
  • Skill to communicate effectively with key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of software development and project management, including agile frameworks
  • Fun to work with