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Founded in 1990 by brothers Brian and Steve Raffel, Raven Software is the developer of numerous award-winning games including Hexen, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and most recently, a major contributor to the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise, including Call of Duty Cold War and Call of Duty Warzone. We have built a supportive, team-oriented culture dedicated to developing industry-leading talent that creates the best gaming experiences for our players. We are based in Middleton, Wisconsin, a suburb of Madison, annually ranked on numerous lists as one of the top places to live and work.

RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Sr Director of Production.

JOB OVERVIEW:

As a Lead Feature Producer, you will work closely with the Feature Production team and the Creative Director group to drive daily operations that ensure we deliver a top quality product with every launch. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be willing to work through feedback and process improvements. You will flex your creative problem solving and collaboration muscles on a daily basis to navigate challenges and keep the team on track for delivery. You must understand the product and our players, and consistently work to find the balance between scope and feasibility. Above all, we are looking for a dedicated, organized and energetic individual to work with our teams to set up and maintain a reliable system for product reviews and collaboration with our partner teams on Warzone.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Runs the daily operations of Warzone Feature development, removing roadblocks from the team and keeping them focused.

  • Works closely with the Executive Producers, Creative Directors and Product Directors to triage new asks, prioritize what is most important for our players, and run scenarios when we need to make tradeoffs.

  • Works with Feature Production to ensure Feature Reviews run smoothly and stay on track.

  • Sets up and runs Milestone Reviews with studio stakeholders and partners, sets clear agendas and sets expectations for follow-ups.

  • Holds the team accountable for delivering against Milestone and Feature development guidelines, enforcing our LoQs (Levels of Quality) and our RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed) charts.

  • Maintains risk reports and escalates issues and mitigation steps to team leadership.

  • Sets expectations with the Feature Production team on best practices and documentation, empowering them to build and support the processes.

  • Manages Feature Producers, working with them to create goals and development plans. Looks for opportunities to maximize growth opportunities for them.

  • Mentors other junior producers and serves as What GREAT Looks Like for clear and consistent communication, teamwork and active listening.

PROCESSES & ARTIFACTS OWNED:

  • Project Milestone Calendars & Roadmaps

  • Project Milestone Reviews

  • Feature Development Standups

  • Team Playtests

  • Bug Triage

BEHAVIORS:

  • Leads through Influence

  • Delegates Work

  • Makes Effective Tradeoffs

  • Advocates for the Team

  • Anticipates & Solves Complex Risks

  • Identifies Trends, Good and Bad, and Repeats or Corrects Them Respectively

  • Embodies Team Culture

  • Approaches Problems with Curiosity

  • Has a Growth Mindset

  • Helps Others Maintains Calm and Focus in Trying Situations and Meetings

  • Proactively Sets Up Meetings and Conversations for Success

PRIMARY AUDIENCES:

  • Raven Project Teams

  • Raven LT & Exec

  • Partner Studio Leads

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 6 years in the Game industry or related field.

  • Contributed to 2 or more shipped titles.

  • Proven ability to own complex, multi-studio projects in game development.

  • Proven ability to work in rapid development cycles in the game industry.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for organization, scheduling and project management. Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional, or similar project management certification preferred.

  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to focus on priorities, manage change and deliver against agreed deadlines.

  • Experience managing other Producers.

  • Passion for games; regular player of Call of Duty is a bonus.

  • Competence in Confluence, Jira, and Sheets/Excel

OUR WORLD:

Activision Blizzard, Inc., 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 can 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!

The videogame industry and therefore our 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $97,200.00 - $179,900.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.