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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, Call of Duty®: WWII, and Call of Duty®: Vanguard. 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 are constantly evolving and innovating – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With our outstanding 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 upcoming projects.

Your Mission

We are seeking a talented Producer to join our team in creating the next generation of award-winning games. As a Producer, Live Ops (Outsourcing), you will play a crucial role in facilitating the outsourced development of our games. You will collaborate with teams across departments and studios to meet deadlines, manage external resources to stay within budget limitations, and develop innovative processes to prevent roadblocks from occurring.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Being responsible for driving outsourced game development processes and their respective agile/scrum ceremonies to meet cross studio team deliverables

  • Working with various teams and stakeholders to define external project scope/capacity requirements

  • Accountable for crafting and maintaining outsource process/plans, documentation, schedules and communication channels

  • Actively managing external team allocation based on top level priorities, deadlines and budgets

  • Facilitating a culture of ongoing improvements of general processes with a focus on efficiencies, alignment and results

  • Proactively identifying and resolving potential conflicts between schedule, goals and scope against available capacity

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 3+ experience in the interactive entertainment industry in a Production/Project Management role

  • Experience collaborating with internal and external development teams, across various time zones (domestic and international)

  • Producer/Project Management experience with post launch management of at least one published title on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and/or mobile

  • Ability to accurately predict risks (through production planning) while facilitating the coordinated effort in devising and communicating their mitigation strategies

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication ability

Extra Points:

  • Experience working with cross disciplinary teams, across international timezones

  • Demonstrated experience with project management fundamentals, including project life-cycle models, risk assessment, and team/people management

  • Proven ability to work under rapid development cycles while maintaining calm and collected composure

  • Expert experience with project management tools/software (i.e. Jira filters, workflows, dashboards, reports & Confluence setup)

  • Previous management experiences that include: employee selection, employee development, performance management, conflict resolution, change management, budgeting, and project planning

  • Project Management training and certification

Our World

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.

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