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Production Director – Online MMO Project – Iceland

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23094 Posted: 1 year ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Our client is an international games company with studios in multiple locations. With a well known and loved IP, they continue to push the boundaries of online gaming.

They are looking for a world-class Production Director to lead production efforts across this IP.

Reporting into the Executive Producer, the ideal candidate will have a background running production efforts on large, multi-disciplined teams, experience over-seeing the development of live games, and a passion for the MMO genre.


Your tasks:

  • As head of the Production team, take ultimate responsibility for the on-time delivery of high-quality features the game.
  • Transform product strategy defined by the games Executive Producer and Strategy Team into execution.
  • Lead the production function in driving project scheduling, resource allocation, budgeting, prioritization, task tracking, and problem solving to achieve results.
  • Run the Product Backlog for the studios title, driving a clear prioritization process for all product features.
  • Work with cross-discipline teams to scope, plan, and deliver game features.
  • Co-ordinate with other departments (e.g. Security, Payments & Purchases) on the delivery of cross-team product features.
  • Own the studios' production methodology, ensuring consistency, efficiency and the timely delivery of quality features.
  • Manage day-to-day development issues, effectively managing risk, and troubleshooting development challenges as they arise.
  • Maintain a transparent reporting process, providing project and company leadership with a clear overview of development progress and risk.
  • Coach and mentor the production team, with the goal of building a world-class production function.


Your profile:

  • Proven, Professional experience directing video game projects in a production capacity.
  • Experience running live game projects, requiring high frequency feature and content updates.
  • Demonstrable experience of formal project management methodologies, and a solid understanding of how best to tailor methodologies to specific circumstances.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining complex project schedules for large teams across all disciplines.
  • Solid understanding of AAA game production process and methodology.
  • Hands-on experience managing large outsourcing engagements across multiple vendors.
  • Comfortable with JIRA or another similar project tracker.
  • Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization.
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative – comfortable with ambiguity but driven to create structure and order.
  • Highly flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
  • Knowledge of localization, QA, submission, and build processes.
  • Proven ability to coach employees at all levels of an organization.


What the can offer you:

  • The inspiring challenge of working on pioneering ambitious projects with great coworkers
  • An opportunity to learn and grow within an international company
  • A multicultural work environment that encourages growth, creativity and innovation
  • An active fun division that hosts regular events
  • An excellent canteen that offers a weekly breakfast and lunch menu as well as drinks and snacks
  • On-site fitness facility and showers
  • Annual sports grant
  • A family friendly work environment with flexible work hours
  • On-site doctor, free of charge as well as other on-site services at a discounted price such as hairdresser, massage therapist and beauty technician
  • Relocation package

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Tags: Production Director Categories: Development Management , Production


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