Director of Production

Production Vancouver, BC

Phoenix Labs is looking for a talented and broadly experienced Director of Production to join our Vancouver studio. As the Director-level Producer, this person will build the production discipline team from the ground up, and be accountable for the “who and how” of bringing a new game IP to life. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Partner with the Product Director to manage and support a cross-functional development team of software engineers, designers, and artists. 
  • Accountable for all production aspects of the game team, including headcount and staffing allocations, organization structure, team health and performance, budget, forecasts, scheduling, quality, and project planning and tracking.
  • Assume the role of Head of Delivery role on an Agile team, and facilitate team rituals such as standups, sprint planning, backlog grooming, sprint reviews, and retrospectives. 
  • Build excellent relationships across Phoenix Labs studios, as well as with our partners and community. 
  • Actively manage and mitigate risk, and lead problem resolution as issues arise. 
  • Support the team’s growth and development, and ensure they’re empowered to do their best work. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 8+ years of production experience in AAA game development 
  • 5+years leadership experience in AAA game development.
  • Shipped at least 1 multi-platform game title with end-to-end production experience, incubation to live.
  • Shipped minimum one live service game in a leadership role, and is familiar with running and maintaining a game service with regular updates. 
  • Is a steady and practiced hand at steering a game’s production through the different stages of development.
  • Experienced in scaling and managing a cross-functional development team from the small size of early stage development through to the larger size of production, launch, and live service. 
  • Strong written and verbal communicator who is capable of building alignment with large and varied groups.
  • At home in a cross-functional, team-based environment, and has the ability to thrive in and promote a culture of collaboration and transparency.
  • Strategic thinker with high proficiency in various project management methodologies, who knows when to apply which methodologies to drive toward effective outcomes. 
  • Highly proficient at core project management skills and able to share knowledge by coaching or training others in skills like planning, scheduling, estimation, risk assessment, capacity planning, scoping, budgeting, and staffing. 
  • Adept at preparing mitigation and contingency plans before problems occur within a team or project.
  • Deep experience with or certification in Agile and Scrum methodologies.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with Confluence, Jira, Google Suite, Slack.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine and Perforce.

 

Who we are:

At Phoenix Labs, we make games because we love them, and we love the way they inspire us, bring us together, and enrich our lives.

Our mosaic community of game developers is united by shared values and a singular mission: Do the best work of our careers creating timeless games, powered by trust, courage, and an unwavering regard for players and each other.

Phoenix Labs have studios located in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, and San Mateo. We are backed by Garena, our long-time partner in Southeast Asia.