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Sumo Digital

Senior Producer

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Sumo Digital
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Royal Leamington Spa

Lab42 is a best in class cross-platform game developer based in the UK. Now in our fifth-year, our headcount has grown to nearly 40 experienced people supported by a veteran management team with backgrounds from Activision, Codemasters and EA.

With an exceptional engineering team who bring experience of working directly on dozens of titles across a range of platforms, we are ideally set up to take on the responsibility of full SKU development, adaptations & ports from platform to platform and focused co-development where our adaptable production techniques and processes enable us to dovetail with our partners.

We hold the official license for World Snooker and internally developed the photo-realistic, sports/simulation Snooker19, the first in an ongoing game franchise, for all major Consoles and PC. That’s in addition to providing a range of development services and special projects to a growing client list which features Paradox, Sega, Klei Entertainment, Aspyr, Magmic, Ripstone and WayForward.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Sumo family, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

Lab42 is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.

The role @ Lab 42

We are looking for a talented Senior Producer to join our studio; the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a multidisciplinary team, running meetings, ensuring that quality expectations are met and that milestones are achieved on schedule. You will be leading a team to work on several titles and platforms and will maintain close relationships with the Lead Programmer, Artists, QA and the entirety of the development team working on your projects. You will report to the Development Director and are expected to be responsible for managing and mentoring junior production staff.

In your new role you will:

  • Manage the schedule of multiple departments within the game team, to ensure that milestones are agreed, detailed and delivered as expected.
  • Manage communication of project progress to the Development Director, internal senior management team and external stakeholders
  • Organize and maintain project backlog
  • Ensuring project team members are working from a tracked schedule and that they have a strong sense of ownership responsibility and accountability for the quality and timelines of their contribution
  • Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget and design goals.
  • Coach and mentor junior production staff
  • Run project meetings
  • Assist on other projects when required
  • Continuously assess risk and keep scope of the project in line with budget and schedule.
  • Manage day to day communication of matters regarding schedule, capacity, change and risk whilst making recommendations accordingly
  • Manage change – ensuring project scope is adhered to, controlling feature creep, ensuring project is delivered in accordance with expectations, and project budget changes if necessary.

To be successful you will need:

  • Over 5 years of experience in a production role
  • At least 2 console titles shipped
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams
  • Good knowledge of Agile methodology
  • Good knowledge of task tracking systems and game industry-standard software tools
  • Self-organized and proactive

Why should you work at Lab42?

Lab42 was formed 5 years ago with just one developer, and we have grown organically to 40 staff over the last five years. Now part of the Sumo Group we’re based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa; a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene

We are a small, dedicated bunch with experience, drive, passion and creativity. Lab42 has a flexible working environment that make this a relaxed and friendly place to work. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff we have been able to hire many industry veterans, and we are proud to have one of the lowest rates of staff attrition in game development.

To apply for this role please include your current CV and any relevant portfolio content where relevant. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.