This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner DZConneX.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

Why Naughty Dog?

For nearly 40 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. We’ve been busy at the Kennel, most recently releasing The Last of Us Part I, a complete and faithful remake of the original game, rebuilt from the ground up and fully optimized for the PlayStation 5 and PC. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll be continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences.

Naughty Dog games have long been lauded for their evocative, character-driven stories and attention to detail. We are committed to innovation within our games and as such have curated some of the top creative and technically innovative minds in the industry. We welcome diverse candidates and believe that a broad range of cultural and life experiences contribute to the overall well-being and success of the studio and the titles we craft together.

In service of these goals, Naughty Dog is growing our production team!

We’re looking for an experienced Producer to elevate our team’s capabilities. A Producer at Naughty Dog plays a key role. They are responsible for managing processes to create crisp communication and clarity within their assignment while overseeing all development phases. Producers work closely with department leads and production leadership to manage multiple Pipelines, Departments, or Initiatives. They will drive the building of schedules with data and include risks supporting their projections. Their responsibilities include ensuring their development teams are supported by production, simplifying processes, tracking team velocity, work and dependencies, proactively mitigating risks, and ensuring deadlines are met. They will also actively contribute to project risk tracking, team collaboration, information sharing, and mentorship.

Our ideal candidate is someone inspired to work in a unique culture focused on delivering industry defining excellence; someone with a deep understanding of the complexities of game development, a track record of using processes to help the team achieve their highest potential, a flexible approach, and a result focused guiding principal; someone who is driven to work with their development partners to find solutions to challenges, unblock bottlenecks, and maintain a light touch.

In this role you’ll have a significant impact on the way we work, both within the game team and production team, by bringing your organizational skills, understanding of game development, leadership experience, passion for making games - and above all, your talent to inspire the team and rally support for our shared vision!

Who we’re looking for:

  • Drives Pipelines, initiatives and Departments to ensure cross departmental engagement with a results focused approach.

  • Build and maintain project plans, schedules, and roadmaps. Ensure the team is on track with their goals

  • Communicate frequently and effectively with key collaborators on project status, risks, and opportunities

  • Ensure cross-department visibility is clear and dependencies are properly tracked. Ensure the impact of scope changes is understood, and the ramifications are clearly communicated.

  • Contribute to the development and refinement of our shared production processes to increase studio efficiency and quality.

  • Serve as a mentor and provide leadership, information, and resources to new and existing production team members

  • Maintain a constant awareness of game status through regular play sessions. Evaluate project scope and make recommendations to the Lead Producer.

What skills you will use:

  • Solid understanding of video game development, software development processes, and project management practices

  • Proven experience in a production role where you've supported cross-functional teams in the creation and delivery of AAA products.

  • Expertise in common Production methodologies and software

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, on both a personal and team level

  • Self-starter. Approach challenges creatively and methodically, seeing them through to final resolution

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and gender reassignment), race (including color, nationality, ethnic, national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or parental status, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role may be eligible for bonus and SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. Please note depending on employment type these benefits may vary.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$51.30—$76.97 USD