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Producer, Third Party Development San Mateo, CA (hybrid) - will require coming into office 1x quarter

We're looking for a dynamic individual to join our resilient, consultative team. From game pitch evaluation to launch, this role ensures that signed games meet quality standards and deliver exceptional gaming experiences. Collaborate with external partners, internal stakeholders, and cross-functional teams for successful project execution, on-time delivery, and adherence to quality standards.

This is not just another job; it's a chance to craft your own path. We love creative minds and strong project management skills. If you're self-driven and aspire to grow, you'll thrive here. You'll have the freedom to explore new ideas and take ownership of projects, all while contributing to something truly epic!

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate production plans for new partnership prospects, including support for pitch review, scouting, and project due diligence to assess feasibility and potential risks.

  • Align development funding requests with technical feasibility, leveraging a deep understanding of staffing needs for multi-functional team projects, and offer advice on the suitable scope of investment.

  • Collaborate with legal, finance, account management, and business development teams to finalize partnership agreements, ensuring clear expectations, responsibilities, and deliverables are defined.

  • Develop and manage project schedules, budgets and resources for timely and cost-effective delivery of high-quality games.

  • Review project milestones and deliverables to ensure alignment with production plans and contractual obligations.

  • Oversee the process of reviewing and approving payments to external developed partners, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and timely processing.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with external development partners, fostering effective communication and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle

  • Apply industry experience to guide partners in best practices for development paths.

  • Provide regular progress updates and reports to senior management, highlighting key milestones, issues and opportunities.

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and excellence within the Global Portfolio team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communication, or other related field or a minimum of 5 years of equivalent work experience.

  • Proven tenure and experience working in video games in a production role, focused on console development (leading external teams / projects).

  • Expert knowledge of game development processes, tools, and best practices.

  • Excellent project management experience, with the ability to lead and handle multiple time-sensitive, cross-functional projects, and competing priorities.

  • Experience in evaluating production plans, reviewing pitches, scouting, and conducting project due diligence.

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully shipping high-quality games on time and within budget.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Familiar with milestone review process and payment processing.

  • Deep understanding of all current PlayStation hardware platforms, games, and services.

  • Deep understanding of all console, mobile, social, and PC platforms, games and services.

  • Passion for games in all of their forms, with a deep understanding of industry trends and player expectations.

  • Experience working within the PlayStation production pipeline for game submission and tech needs.

  • Highly organized and comfortable working with information aggregation, management, and reporting.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and analytically about complex issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plans.

  • Ability to take ownership of an issue and see it through to resolution.

  • Regular travel (including international) for studio visits, on average, 3-4 times quarterly.

*PlayStation offers a global hybrid office/remote working model — Flex Modes — which aims to combine the flexibility of remote working with the magic of in-person collaboration. The model is built upon the principle of working together in-person as work requires, with the freedom to work remotely otherwise.

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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 is eligible for 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. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

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

$160,600—$241,000 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

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 colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

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