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Get a job: CCP's  EVE Online  team is hiring a Production Director

Get a job: CCP's EVE Online team is hiring a Production Director

May 22, 2019 | By Alissa McAloon

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Production Director, CCP

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

CCP Reykjavik are looking for a world-class Production Director to lead production efforts on EVE Online.
Reporting into the Executive Producer, the ideal candidate will have a background running production efforts on large, multi-disciplined teams, experience over-seeing the development of live games, and a passion for the MMO genre.
Your tasks

  • As head of the Production team, take ultimate responsibility for the on-time delivery of high quality features into EVE Online.
  • Transform product strategy defined by EVE Online’s Executive Producer and Strategy Team into execution.
  • Lead the production function in driving project scheduling, resource allocation, budgeting, prioritisation, task tracking, and problem solving to achieve results.
  • Run the Product Backlog for EVE Online, driving a clear prioritisation process for all product features.
  • Work with cross-discipline teams to scope, plan, and deliver game features.
  • Co-ordinate with other departments (e.g. Security, Payments & Purchases) on the delivery of cross-team product features.
  • Own the studios' production methodology, ensuring consistency, efficiency and the timely delivery of quality features.
  • Manage day-to-day development issues, effectively managing risk, and troubleshooting development challenges as they arise.
  • Maintain a transparent reporting process, providing project and company leadership with a clear overview of development progress and risk.
  • Coach and mentor the production team, with the goal of building a world-class production function.

Your profile

  • At least 5 years’ experience directing video game projects in a production capacity.
  • Experience running live game projects, requiring high frequency feature and content updates.
  • Demonstrable experience of formal project management methodologies, and a solid understanding of how best to tailor methodologies to specific circumstances.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining complex project schedules for large teams across all disciplines.
  • Solid understanding of AAA game production process and methodology.
  • Hands-on experience managing large outsourcing engagements across multiple vendors.
  • Comfortable with JIRA or other similar project tracker.
  • Effective communication skills across all levels of an organisation.
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative – comfortable with ambiguity but driven to create structure and order.
  • Highly flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
  • Knowledge of localisation, QA, submission, and build processes.
  • Proven ability to coach employees at all levels of an organisation.

What we can offer you

  • The inspiring challenge of working on pioneering ambitious projects with great coworkers
  • An opportunity to learn and grow within an international company
  • A multicultural work environment that encourages growth, creativity and innovation
  • An active fun division that hosts regular events
  • An excellent canteen that offers a weekly breakfast and lunch menu as well as drinks and snacks
  • On-site fitness facility and showers
  • Annual sports grant
  • A family friendly work environment with flexible work hours
  • On-site doctor, free of charge as well as other on-site services at a discounted price such as hairdresser, massage therapist and beauty technician
  • Relocation package

Interested? Apply now.

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