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Technical Producer

Playstation

Guildford, United Kingdom 05-28-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Why PlayStation?

Technical Producer

(hybrid or on-site in Guildford)

We are Media Molecule, a multi-award winning game developer and part of the wider PlayStation Studios group. We have a history of creating outstanding games such as LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway and most recently, the BAFTA Award winning Dreams. It's a fantastic time to join us as we embark on our next adventure, defining and executing the vision for our next project and settling into our gorgeous, newly refurbished studio in central Guildford. We are now searching for a Technical Producer to join the team!

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for key areas of the project you will partner closely with the relevant leads to deliver on project goals and deliverables.
• Manage the planning, scheduling and live release of work for a multi-discipline team.
• Provide supporting material for budget reports, flagging risks to current project budgets.
• Responsible for producing realistic production schedules, in coordination with team leads and key stakeholders.
• Partner closely with the engineering team leads to define and deliver milestone content.
• Support with production processes, using a blend of agile and other project management methodologies.
• Track and update project progress, producing status reports and updates.
• Identify and resolve conflicts between schedule, budget, and project scope.
• Collaborate with the wider production team, identifying opportunities for efficiencies, critical dependencies and risk mitigation strategies.
• Organise regular product reviews with stakeholders and team leads, handling feedback and deadline impacts.

Skills required:
• Previous experience in a Production role within the games industry.
• Experienced in project management using Jira, Trello or other related tools.
• Experience of planning multiple projects from conception through to completion with a mixed-discipline team of creative people.
• Experience of sprint and milestone management.
• Experience identifying and proactively resolving impediments to project delivery.
• Demonstrated success in building strong working relationships with technical stakeholders
• A proactive, methodical and detail orientated approach with the ability to communicate and influence effectively across the studio.

Technical knowledge
• High level knowledge of graphical techniques, graphics pipelines, engine components, online technologies and general programming principals
• Knowledge of tooling and pipelines
• Working knowledge of version control (GIT or Perforce)
• Experience / familiarity using the commandline
• A general interest in technical developments in games, proactively keeping up to date with industry trends and developments.
• Nice to have but not essential - prior experience of scripting languages (e.g.Python)

In return we offer the opportunity to be part of a talented, diverse and social team, with a tip top benefits package including (but not limited to);
• Competitive salary & bonus scheme
• Contributory pension scheme, life assurance, income protection and access to a financial planning coach
• 25 days holiday and discretionary additional holiday days over summer and Christmas
• Flexible working practices (onsite, hybrid, UK remote, core hours – role dependent)
• Free lunches, snacks and refreshments on site
• Private health and dental insurance plus Online GP access
• Modern health EAP
• Free PS game codes and Sony product discounts
• Quarterly Mm wellbeing days
• Gymflex discount
• £250 annual personal development fund and access to our online learning library
• Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
• Menopause policy
• Volunteering opportunities

Media Molecule is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

If you're interested in this role but your salary requirements are above the range outlined, we'd still encourage you to apply! There could be flexibility for an exceptional candidate with the right skill set and mindset!

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0kyxm-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

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