Tarsier is on the verge of great things. We'd love to say we're there already, but that would just be lying to sound cool in a job ad. So we're close, but we need more top people to help us get there, and that's what we're looking for right now! We're just about to head out on our next set of adventures, making world-class games with top publishers; all the while pushing the bar of what comes next with our in-house concept team. Tarsier is all about great ideas executed to perfection, and if you want to be part of it, why not see if you fit the bill.
The Game Producer’s main responsibility is to manage the game project and deliver it on time, on budget and to quality. This means ensuring we keep an updated overview of all the tasks for different disciplines and teams, including the backlog, progress towards future milestones and making sure the status of all tasks is accurately represented in the tracking tool. The purpose of this is to have an accurate picture of the state of the project at all times. If done right, this will allow us to know well in advance if there are any risks and whether or not we are on track to meet our deadlines, thereby giving us time to make adjustments to the plan and schedule if needed.
For this role specifically, Tarsier is looking for someone who is familiar with running a development team and understands the challenges of collaborating in a multidisciplinary environment and the importance of proper task assigning, time tracking and risk management. Leading the team, scheduling milestones and ensuring the team is both happy and well-informed, are also critical elements of being a producer at Tarsier.
Additional responsibilities include:
Scheduling & Planning: Updating milestone plans and road-maps
Reporting: follow ups and takeaways from important meetings; weekly reports to key stakeholders like the EP, CEO and the management team.
Internal information sharing: make sure everybody has the information they need to do their jobs.
The Game Producer reports to the Executive Producer, and both have the responsibility to keep each other in the loop regarding critical information and developments. Together, they share responsibility for several areas:
Staffing: headcount, recruitment, overtime & sick leave tracking
Communication: Run meetings, respond to inquiries about the project,
Documentation: ongoing work on documenting our processes, make sure our documents for the stakeholders are kept up to date
The Game Producer also is the main point of contact on project related queries from stakeholders, directors and the management team.
3+ years experience as a producer or associate producer in a game development team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Well organized and with a high level of personal productivity.
Knowledgeable in project management tools and methodologies.
Comprehensive understanding of games and games development.
Skilled in the use of JIRA
In-depth knowledge of one of the main development disciplines: Art, Design, Code or Audio
Familiarity with Unreal Engine
Shipped a game on console and/or PC
Experience managing staff
What we offer
At Tarsier Studios, we believe in quality above all else; but quality is the residue of care, and most of all, care for people. So our great perks, like 6 weeks vacation, flexible working hours, company-paid supplemental pension and sick leave insurance, additional health allowance and a relocation package, are not there just to make people happy, but to ensure we reach the highest quality bar possible. Making great games means demanding a lot from people, but that doesn't mean we can’t take good care of them while we do so. That is the Tarsier way and what we offer to all our colleagues.
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