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Insomniac Games

Lead Project Manager

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Insomniac Games
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Los Angeles, CA

Insomniac Games is looking for a Lead Project Manager to help us achieve greatness. This role would lead the development/production of a specific project. The lead would ensure on time delivery at the highest level of quality through strategic planning and team leadership. Project Management is responsible for ensuring that a title ships on time, within budget, and at the highest level of excellence through leadership, planning, problem solving, and decision making, by managing the production aspects of development cycles from inception to release by overseeing production and project management staff and contractors. Our Lead PM will be accountable for defining project scope and delivery schedules, planning technologies, and ensuring sufficient production resource allocation, and collaborates with project leadership, other project managers by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Supervises a title's Project Management team.
  • Directs the creation, modification, and execution of macro schedules across the entire project. Ensures all deadlines are met in relation to project objectives and scope. Anticipates scheduling overruns and initiates actions to resolve them.
  • Creates, maintains, and reviews milestone deliverable documentation, collaborating with the publisher, project leadership, and Project Managers to coordinate goals across diverse disciplines to project completion.
  • Acts as the studio liaison with publisher production staff, which includes negotiating and communicating project updates and schedule changes with publisher, while fostering a collaborative production environment.
  • Collaborates with project leadership to ensure appropriate staffing to meet budget and project goals.
  • Drives efficiency in overall game development. Monitors and modifies the product development processes for assigned titles. Resolves resource and technology conflicts. Ensures organizational cohesiveness toward project objectives in conjunction with production leadership.
  • Works alongside the Director of Project Management to create, institute, and evangelize new production methods amongst the rest of the Project Management staff and studio leadership.
  • Anticipates and solves problems independently and collaboratively. Develops collaborative relationships across all departments.
  • Coordinates project changes with Creative Director(s) or project leadership and ensures all updates are communicated to the rest of the development team. Communicates project developments and changes with publisher, executive team, and project leadership through regular, proactive updates.
  • Maintains a constant awareness of game content status and quality levels through regular play sessions. Evaluates project scope and makes recommendations to Creative Director, and Director of Project Management.
  • Collaborates with Creative Director(s) to decide content for demos.
  • Approves the re-prioritization of bugs during deadlines.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

This position is responsible for direct supervision of the projects project management team.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or seven to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Participation as a Project Manager in the completion of one full game cycle is required.
  • Possesses the ability to quickly understand new software, Microsoft Office Suite and Project. Working knowledge of bug tracking database(s) is required, Jira or other industry standard is preferred.
  • Knowledge of version control software, Perforce is preferred.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for -- then we want to hear from you. Please use the link above and apply directly. Thanks!