Senior Project Producer, Spark

Spark Project Mgmt · Frisco/Remote, Texas
Department Spark Project Mgmt
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Senior Project Producer, Spark

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit www.Gearbox.com


Gearbox Software is looking for a Senior Project Producer to join the Spark team. Spark is a platform and online game engine supporting both internal and external titles. A Senior Project Producer on Gearbox’s Spark Team is a critical role working directly with our developers and partners on projects. This role is responsible for the coordination and completion of projects on time, within budget, and within scope. You will create milestone documentation, facilitate meetings with developers and partners, as well as monitor and summarize the progress of a project. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day aspects of multiple small, medium, and large-scale projects
  • Interface directly with Publishing and/or External partners, coordinating all efforts that pertain to that partnership and the Spark team
  • Promote project visibility via important artifacts & documentation
  • Provide a project schedule that can be broken down into contractual milestones with achievable project objectives
  • Coordinate with Product Team and Pod Leads to track & manage efforts across the department 
  • Identify and interact with key stakeholders to ensure accurate assessment of needs
  • Foster effective communication and information flow between a variety of different disciplines
  • Assist in planning & preparation for title launches of all sizes 
  • Conduct postmortem meetings for projects and make recommendations for improvement
  • Create and maintain project documentation that is integral to the design, development, and scheduling process
  • Ensures all resources effectively allocated and tasked to keep all team projects on schedule
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the production team


Key Attributes

  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a production or project management role
  • A strong understanding of schedules, pipelines, and dependencies developing games
  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience creating and/or maintaining spreadsheets or schedules to forecast efforts, identify risks, and provide status updates
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to build professional relationships at all levels


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working directly with engineering teams
  • Experience managing hardware/software products through entire life cycle
  • Familiarity or experience with Atlassian Jira and Confluence
  • Solid understanding of schedules, pipelines, and dependencies for developing games
  • PMP/ Scrum/Six Sigma or other relevant certification

 
Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. 


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  • Location
    Frisco/Remote, Texas
  • Department
    Spark Project Mgmt
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced