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ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking a highly experienced Lead Gameplay Producer to join the team developing our next AAA game. This is an opportunity to join a veteran group of developers and contribute to the development of a new, original IP and help create something great.

The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, or Madison, WI. Will consider remote.

Responsibilities

  • Manage costs at the departmental/multi-team segment level; staffing and budgeting

  • Manage and drive the development process for a large, multi-team segment of the project within project guidelines; ensure that work is getting done within established constraints and quality bars within established project processes

  • Own the schedules for their area of responsibility; organize, manage, and maintain project schedules and roadmaps

  • Coordinate with other teams and departments to make sure teams are aligned for the overall schedule

  • Proactively identify project risks and issues; establish actionable mitigation and contingency plans as needed

  • Track and analyze team metrics to help make informed decisions on project scope and priorities

  • Work to achieve improved predictability across multiple, feature-based teams using agile development methodologies

  • Manage and mentor Producers in their area of responsibility

  • Coordinate with Game Directors, Product Owners, and stakeholders in their area of responsibility to ensure clarity of direction

  • Manage a Production team working with the various Systems teams on the project; maintain a deep understanding of all aspects of their area of responsibility

Qualifications

  • Must have 7+ years of development experience as a Senior or Lead Producer, having been through multiple product lifecycles and having managed and produced cross-functional gameplay and systems teams from concept to launch

  • Experience and familiarity producing and working with progression, combat, encounter, AI, and moment teams

  • Demonstrable experience working with new IP; experience in helping to direct teams in pre-production where tools, pipelines, and workflows are just getting started

  • Solid familiarity with Production in a live-services, MMO game

  • Demonstrated ability to both delegate and manage up

Preferred Skills

  • Proficient in Agile Development methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Product Management

  • Comfortable with Jira and Confluence

  • Able to learn quickly and apply new concepts, principles, and processes to their daily work

  • Proficient with professional communication and trained in interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution

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