Activision Publishing seeks a Senior Producer to join the Call of Duty franchise production team responsible for release operations and automation. The best person for this role has passion and a consistent record of leading and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams in quality pursuit. They have experience producing, leading testing and release management of a large franchise. In this role, they will lead all aspects of various pipelines for their teams, drive execution, own schedules, and work closely with various release operations and automation team members to identify needs, prioritize efforts, use resources efficiently, and continuously align multi-team efforts against top-level organizational goals. They will partner closely with the VP of Release Operations and Automation on defining and driving the execution of testing & automation strategy, building the best-in-class testing practices, and be the change agent pragmatically focused on continuously contributing to all partners.
The role of Senior Producer requires the candidate to be a data-driven and persuasive communicator, capable of dealing with a wide variety of internal and external partners across company leadership levels. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with all degrees of ownership, from personally managing projects to top level tasking & assessing through other Producers. They have strong understanding of all facets of game development and are effective in partnering with wide spectrum of business partners – Engineering, Production, QA, Localization, Marketing, CS, etc.
Your responsibilities will include:
Drive the success of the various strategic efforts in close collaboration with all key partners and teams throughout the release management process and workflow
Proactively identify improvement areas and implement new processes where efficiencies are needed to improve operational predictability and excellence
Champion data-driven planning, decision making, and continuous improvement of quality and release practice
Help develop QA and Build Automation tools and tech product specific roadmaps and drive their execution, adoption, and measure their impact across franchise year on year.
Advocate and champion innovation & transformation in release management and automation.
Establish model behavior that supports Activision’s standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethics.
We are Looking For:
Demonstrated ability in the interactive entertainment industry in a Production leadership role with a focus on Quality, Automation, and Release operations
Production experience of the entire life cycle of video-game software development (concept to post launch) of at least one published title on console/pc/mobile with an extreme focus on developing & driving teams against a regularly cadenced production plan
Ability to diagnose existing quality practice inefficiencies and drive solutioning across key collaborators to improve said inefficiencies through process, tooling or organizational realignment
Ability to foresee risks, drive the development of their mitigation strategies, and communicate the top-level assessment to all required partner groups
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience working with QA, engineering, studio production teams, release management teams
Demonstrated experience with program management of cross-functional efforts, including project life-cycle models (including reporting), risk assessments, and team management
Proven ability to thrive while working in the unpredictable and rapid development nature ever changing game development environment
Expertise with development planning tools (ie: Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Suite, etc.)
Mastery of fundamental Production principles (ie: SCRUM, Waterfall, Agile), including their strengths, weaknesses, and ideal application scenarios
Bachelors’ degree in computer science, engineering, game design/production or related technical field
Interest in the FPS genre of games
Deep understanding of current industry trends, standard methodologies, and key innovations
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone will thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
Our industry and business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.