Senior Mobile Producer

Category: Producer
Company: BioWare
Location: Austin (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

BioWare, a member of the incredible family of EA studios, has created some of the world's best-selling titles (including the Mass Effect ™ and Dragon Age ™ series). 

BioWare Austin is home to Star Wars®: The Old Republic™, the fastest growing subscription-based MMO in the Western world!  The Austin team is hard at work expanding and enhancing SWTOR after its hugely successful Free-to-Play option conversion.  It’s an exciting time to work with us!

BioWare Austin is seeking candidates for the position of Mobile Producer. The Mobile Producer will lead a multi-disciplinary team through the mobile game development lifecycle according to our production processes. This position manages the technical side of game and companion application development, meeting the planned schedule, defined feature set and resource constraints to deliver high-quality products to market. This position works closely with the Executive Producer implementing the vision, scope, creative direction, feature set and quality levels defined by the studio.

BioWare uses Agile/Scrum development practices to develop our games. Any past experience leading scrum teams or managing the process would be a valuable skill for the role.  Although game industry experience is not essential, your knowledge and passion for the video game market is clear and evident. You must be able to relate to and communicate with "gamers" on their level and gain their confidence.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the production of mobile game content and companion applications by allocating resources and developing an effective and efficient schedule, budget, and milestone plan.
  • Manages communication of goals, objectives, status, and progress of project to management and to the team.
  • Works with the Executive Producer to establish and communicate project goals, objectives, plans and milestones to the project team.
  • Ensures timely and accurate asset flow - manages, coordinates and controls the delivery of assets, tools and features, localization and marketing/PR materials.
  • Partners with functional managers to continuously manage trade-offs between scope, resources and time during the project lifecycle to deliver on to the high quality standard expected of a BioWare game. Coordinates staffing resource needs for the team.
  • Documents, communicates and administers key project management processes within the project team and across the company. Coach others on project management processes and best practices.
  • Risk Management - Identify, analyze, prioritize, mitigate and communicate project risks.
  • Responsible for the creation of project management documents including status reports, project plans, communications plans, post-mortems and compiling historical information.
  • Works with the Executive Producer and team leads in assessing the progress and quality of the project and the ongoing assessment and design of the bug tracking / task management system.
  • Stays current and is conversant with PM industry standards - educates & shares with other Production team members. Analyze applicability of new standards and implements where sensible.

Qualifications

  • Project Manager or Producer for an entire project, capable of planning and delivering on a multi-year project leveraging both internal and external resources
  • 4 - 6 years of experience developing, preferably mobile/web, projects of significant complexity
  • Extensive experience working through iOS and Android mobile application approval processes
  • Ideal candidates will have a strong background in mobile application development, focusing on mobile UI/UX design and player experience
  • Able to identify and solve problems creatively without guidance
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment is required
  • Superior time management and organizational skills are essential
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and a broad knowledge / familiarity with scheduling software



 

Created on the 28-06-2013
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