Executive Producer

About the Employer
Lab42 is a best in class cross-platform game developer based in the UK. Now in our fifth-year, our headcount has grown to nearly 40 experienced people supported by a veteran management team with backgrounds from Activision, Codemasters and EA.

With an exceptional engineering team who bring experience of working directly on dozens of titles across a range of platforms, we are ideally set up to take on the responsibility of full SKU development, adaptations & ports from platform to platform and focused co-development where our adaptable production techniques and processes enable us to dovetail with our partners.

We hold the official license for World Snooker and internally developed the photo-realistic, sports/simulation Snooker19, the first in an ongoing game franchise, for all major Consoles and PC. That’s in addition to providing a range of development services and special projects to a growing client list which features Paradox, Sega, Klei Entertainment, Aspyr, Magmic, Ripstone and WayForward.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Sumo family, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

Lab42 is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.

The role @ Lab 42

Lab42 Games are looking for an Executive Producer to join the studio. In this role you will be responsible for managing and mentoring a team of talented producers in a studio that completed 9 game projects over the last year. You must be genuinely passionate about production and have the knowledge, expertise and experience to both manage complex development planning and to drive positive changes within the department.

In your new role you will:

  • Manage, mentor and assist a team of producers responsible for multiple game development projects
  • Research and recommend new production and development initiatives to improve performance and efficiency
  • Manage communication of project progress to the Development Director, internal senior management team and external stakeholders
  • Review and approve all production related milestone deliverables before submission to clients
  • Manage studio wide production resource allocation
  • Assist production staff in identifying and resolving conflict between schedule, budget, and scope goals.
  • Coach and mentor all production staff
  • Be accountable for production direction and decision making
  • Assist directly with production on projects when required
  • Continuously assess risk and keep scope of projects in line with budget and schedule.
  • Manage day to day communication of matters regarding schedule, capacity, change and risk whilst making recommendations accordingly

To be successful you will have:

  • Proven experience in senior production roles
  • Multiple shipped products including full cycle project responsibility (AAA or console experience preferred)
  • Experience managing multiple production teams
  • Excellent knowledge of Agile, waterfall, and other project common project management methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of common project management tools (Jira, TFS, Azure Dev-Ops)
  • Good knowledge of task tracking systems and game industry-standard software tools
  • Self-organized and proactive
Why should you work at Lab42?
Lab42 was formed 5 years ago with just one developer, and we have grown organically to 40 staff over the last five years. Now part of the Sumo Group we’re based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa; a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene

We are a small, dedicated bunch with experience, drive, passion and creativity. Lab42 has a flexible working environment that make this a relaxed and friendly place to work. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff we have been able to hire many industry veterans, and we are proud to have one of the lowest rates of staff attrition in game development.

To apply for this role please include your current CV and any relevant portfolio content where relevant. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.