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We are looking for an Executive Producer to help lead teams to develop new products, and improve existing games!

The Executive Producer will be responsible for the day to day management and execution of Production related activities for multiple games in the Microsoft Casual Games portfolio across numerous platforms, including Windows, HTML5/Web, iOS, Android, and others. You will manage the relationships with multiple internal and external development teams. You will own products from inception to post-launch, including all aspects of the assigned portfolio of products. You will manage a team of internal Microsoft Producers across several projects, balancing and prioritizing the work-load between the producers as well as yourself. You will work closely with Monetization, Design, Marketing, Ad Operations and Microsoft Casual Gaming Leadership teams to deliver results across the portfolio.

The Microsoft Casual Games Studio is focused on delivering casual games for Windows, Mobile Platforms, Web and beyond.


Product Ownership

  • Own a set of games to be developed, released and supported across Windows, iOS, Android, Web Platforms and beyond

  • Develop new Gameplay patterns for new platforms

  • Create performance KPI’s for all assigned products

  • Track and Report development efforts and title performance against defined KPI’s

  • Create and maintain project tracking documents across all projects

  • Manage relationships with internal development partners

  • Help make decisions regarding future development partners

  • Drive Milestone Acceptance and Partner Work Approval processes

  • Prove a commitment to quality, balancing schedule concerns with product quality

Internal Development

  • Own the internal development team backlog for a team of 4-10 developers

  • Work to prioritize the internal backlog across multiple products, platforms and releases

  • Manage day-to-day development with Producers assigned to each product

  • Build, Manage & Maintain relationships with internal partners on a variety of initiatives involving Microsoft Casual Games Properties

  • Coordinate with Ad Development and Operations teams

  • Coordinate with Microsoft Casual Games Marketing team

  • Coordinate with Business Development and Legal teams across multiple products

  • Coordinate with Business Management team on reporting results

  • Work to update, refine, and improve processes and procedures to help all teams work efficiently on multiple fronts simultaneously

  • Work to optimize work-flows with partner teams within Microsoft including Test, Loc, Community, User Acquisition, etc.

  • Work to optimize work-flows and processes with our external development partners

  • Be committed to constant growth and improvement

Leadership and Communication

  • Act as a leader within the Microsoft Casual Games Team, consistently demonstrating Microsoft Values

  • Deliver success through empowerment and accountability by modeling, coaching and caring

  • Develop full product roadmaps and plans across all assigned titles

  • Communicate forward looking plans, current status and past results to Microsoft Casual Games Leadership


Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor's Degree AND 6+ years experience in production roles in gaming or entertainment industry, or other multi-disciplinary leadership

    • OR equivalent experience.

  • Experience with releasing and iterating casual games

  • Experience with analyzing BI to make business & game operations decisions

  • Experience with managing and coaching others

Preferred Qualifications and skills

  • Experience communication with both internal and external partners

  • Experience developing, planning, and executing across multiple products, simultaneously

  • Experience with all phases of Game Development

  • Experience estimating complex projects

  • Experience with managing and building relationships with cross-functional teams

  • Experience with Casual Games audience, competitive landscape and market trends

  • Experience in First-Party Publishing

  • Experience releasing Windows Store apps

  • Experience releasing multi-player/social games

  • Experience releasing Web/HTML5 games

  • Experience developing on new platforms

  • Experience working in/with remote teams

  • Experience in Games as a Service/Live Ops

  • Experience with SQL, Kusto, PowerBI or other data analysis and visualization tools

Game Producers M5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $133,600 - $256,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $173,200 - $282,200 per year.