Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Melbourne, Australia, Toronto, Canada and Guildford, UK – Sledgehammer Games is the videogame development team behind Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty®: WWII. Since our founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games. The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our passionate employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker. We'd like to speak with you!
We are constantly evolving and innovating – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With our extraordinary audio, design, engineering and art teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love making games, and we work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for dedicated game developers for our exciting next project.
Being responsible for the game development process to produce high quality content.
Working with development team(s) to define and meet project breakthroughs.
Accountable for crafting and maintaining project plans and schedules.
Leading project resources and needs to meet production schedules and budgets.
Recommending and implementing new processes where efficiencies are needed to improve timely or on-budget delivery.
Ensuring all necessary project documentation is complete and up-to-date.
Establishing and maintaining a productive and communicative working environment.
Identifying and resolving conflicts between schedule, budget, and design goals.
At least 3+ experience in the entertainment software industry in a leadership/coordination role.
Experience collaborating with internal and external development teams.
Producer experience of the entire life-cycle of video-game software development (concept to ship) of at least one published title on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, XboxOne, PS4, PC and/or Mobile platforms.
Ability to diagnose reasons for inefficiency and suggest solutions for removing such inefficiencies.
Ability to foresee and communicate risks and obstacles to all collaborators.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience working with engineering and the execution of online features.
Confirmed experience with project management software, including project life-cycle models, risk assessment, and team management/motivation.
Solid ability to work under rapid development cycles.
Experience with development planning tools (i.e. Scrum, Jira, Confluence, etc.)
Bachelors’ degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field or relevant work experience.
Confirmed leadership experience including: employee selection, employee development, performance management, conflict resolution, team facilitation, budgeting, and project planning.
Project Management training and certification.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), 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.
Sledgehammer Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.