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Executive Producer- Games or Entertainment

Ander San Francisco, CA

  • Salary $85,000 to $145,000 Annually
  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k
  • Employment Type Full-Time

Preferred Work Location: Seattle, WA or open to extensive travel to Seattle from your primary location.

Summary

As Executive Producer, you understand how to drive business excellence - bringing in business requirements, planning progress, identifying risks and aligning expectations and development to resources, ultimately delivering excellent products, services and experiences for customers, partners and users. A diplomatic communicator, you’ve mastered negotiating competing interests and viewpoints, aligning everyone involved towards common objectives and product releases. You’re entirely familiar with Agile methodologies, having led cross-functional development teams of Design, Art, UX, Data, Engineering, and QA - both internally and externally - through all scrum artifacts, keeping a high standard of clarity through open communication. Running budgets and scenarios is second nature and working with finance counterparts is precise and timely. Start-up ambiguity is your bread and butter, and you’re ready to contribute to stellar growth in coming months, quarters and years.

What we’re looking for

You are looking to get in on the ground floor of a well-funded startup with a proven leadership team. You have 5 or more years’ experience as Producer, Project Manager or ScrumMaster preferably in games, apps, websites, branding or similar creative software development and…

  • Passion for creating engaging, innovative, emotional and transformative experiences, both through digital and real-world touchpoints.

  • Proven track record for delivering highly aligned teams in on-time releases to delighted customers and users.

  • Clarity of development roadmaps, including risk identification and mitigation, organized into reliable backlog

  • Proven track record of highly reliable, high-quality software releases

  • Experience working with external development and manufacturing partners.

  • Demonstrable project management experience in Agile scrum environment using Atlassian tools

  • Experience delivering across multiple platforms, whether digital (e.g. iOS, Android, web), traditional (e.g. printed materials, merchandise, hard goods) and events.

  • Experience in data driven development, working collaboratively with data scientists.

What you’ll be doing

  • Own and execute against business objectives, including budgets and quality standards.

  • Own and manage adherence to Scrum practices and artifacts, risk mitigation and potential strategies to balance product scope, quality and timeliness

  • Establish widespread best practices in project management tools and systems, including Jira and Confluence

  • Balance the Creative, Business and Product management perspectives to deliver an optimal balance of creative design, user experience and data science into development

  • Provide creative solutions to conflicting objectives, providing guidance to all product teams around relative priority and quality requirements

  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure the product is integrated into appropriate customer and partner ecosystems to achieve end-to-end user engagement.

  • Enhance relationships with strategic partners, customers, business development stakeholders, suppliers and internal departments including Data and Marketing.

  • Facilitate iterative and collaborative environment to improve, and flesh out the experience design throughout the development process.

What you’ll bring to the table (Required Qualifications)

  • 5 or more years’ experience as Producer, Program or Project Manager or ScrumMaster, preferably in creative software development and…

    • Certified in Agile Scrum

    • Experienced in running multi-release, full-cycle and multi-stage development projects covering ideation through DevOps and end of life, in an Agile environment

    • Stakeholder Management, Negotiation & Communication Skills

    • Organized and analytical in decision making.

    • Demonstrable strategic mindset and ability to communicate this focus to a team, as well as report up to the executive team.

    • A mentor with a proven track record in managing teams, and getting the best out of them.

    • Experience in managing Atlassian tools, such as Jira and Confluence

    • Certified Scrum Master

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

    • B.A., M.A. or related experience

  • Broad knowledge of project management methodologies and practices, especially making use of the intentional gaps left in the Agile approach.

  • Are well known for rolling up your sleeves and just getting things done. Care a lot about people – those using your app or playing your game, as well as those in your team and in your company, working collaboratively across all business areas.

  • Think from a user’s point of view and want to get better at it all the time.

  • Have a creative mindset and can communicate clearly and straight to the point.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, leading to a demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team structure

  • An awareness of current trends in employee engagement, games, design, and software development.

  • Knowledge of the software and applications involved in the creative process.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Entertainment industry experience in another discipline (programming, art, production, audio, editing, directing, etc.).

  • Experience with rapid prototyping, hardware development and manufacturing and/or data-driven design and development.

  • Experience with rapid prototyping, hardware development and manufacturing and/or data-driven design and development.

  • Passion for playing and making games and an excellent understanding of what makes them fun.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume and cover letter

Ander

Why Work Here?

High growth startup; great culture; flat org structure; flexible PTO.

Ander is reimagining the employee experience. Our unique platform and wearable unifies people—producing cohesive teams and peers who bring out the best in each other. Ander uses a combination of an online platform, wearables, and real-world activity to build relationships, promote health, increase productivity, and lower costs. We help employees thrive and companies prosper—helping teams live stronger. And play harder. And work smarter. We focus on how to best serve individual users by nurturing genuine connections, harmonizing work and life, and driving measurable behavior change. Our platform provides the tools and information to boost employee participation and simplify compliance—all without taxing employer resources. A customizable ecosystem of learning, challenges, and rewards engages employees in meaningful ways to help them to maximize their individual goals and outcomes. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment. Ander is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status

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Posted 21 days ago