Job Title: Lead Producer

Department: Production

Reports to: Executive Producer

Employment Status: Full Time

Work Location: Bellevue WA

Summary:   First Strike Games is looking for a passionate and experienced Lead Producer to join our team and help us create amazing Multiplayer experiences. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading teams to success.  As the Lead Producer you will manage the day to day development efforts of a single game title during the development and live operation of the game service.

Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Create and maintain a development schedule for a single title to ensure on time delivery of code and content
  • Work closely with Team Leads to schedule and prioritize tasks for each development discipline
  • Work with HR and the Executive Producer to meet ongoing staffing needs for the project
  • Manage content creation to support ongoing marketing efforts for the title
  • Coordinate efforts toward 1st Party Compliance submissions, and Ratings Systems submissions
  • Plan and execute all public facing game releases including User Research testing, Betas and ongoing live game updates
  • Work closely with Team Leads to schedule and prioritize tasks for each development discipline
  • Escalate Project risks to the Executive Producer and provide risk mitigation plans
  • Provide regular status updates to Executive Producer and other Key Stakeholders
  • Communicate directly with Publishing Partners to provide status updates and coordinate work efforts as required
  • Oversee the management of outsource and contractor deliverables
  • Evaluate and improve development and live service process on an ongoing basis
  • Work closely with the Creative Director and Art Director to evaluate and improve the overall quality of the product on an ongoing basis
  • Lead by example to ensure that First Strike Games is the best partner in the industry for all external partners
  • Work closely with Company Leadership to make First Strike Games the best place to work in the industry
  • This position will be responsible for Line Management of Production staff

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 12 years of work experience related to the development and release of game software
  • At least 2 shipped titles for PC or Console as a Lead Producer -or- deep experience with ongoing development and live service operations of at least 1 PC or Console title
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of financial models for games from Retail to F2P and hybrids
  • Experience managing game teams of 30+ people
  • High Level understanding of the technical components required to create and operate Online Multiplayer Game Services
  • Current knowledge of the Online Multiplayer landscape
  • Proven ability to assess and drive subjective quality in game software
  • The ability to understand and manage software engineering efforts on a technical level is desirable

Basic Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of business tools such as Excel, project planning software, QA databases, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in the English language
  • Current ability to work in the US is preferred but International candidates will be considered based on experience

About First Strike Games

First Strike Games is a multiplayer focused game studio founded by industry veterans. FSG is currently developing AAA experiences for PC and Console. For more information please visit www.WeMakeMultiplayer.com, or contact us directly at Careers@FirstStrikeGames.com.

First Strike Games is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to careers@firststrikegames.com.