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Senior Producer, Warzone (Tech) - Remote Eligible

Middleton - Activision - Raven

Job Title:

Senior Producer, Warzone (Tech) - Remote Eligible

Requisition ID:

R023251

Job Description:

COMPANY: Activision Blizzard, Inc., is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
 

Our ability to build immersive and innovative worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

DIVISION: Founded in 1990 by brothers Brian and Steve Raffel, Raven Software is the developer of numerous award-winning games including Hexen, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and most recently, a major contributor to the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise, including Call of Duty Cold War and Call of Duty Warzone. We have built a supportive, team-oriented culture dedicated to developing industry-leading talent that creates the best gaming experiences for our players. We are based in Middleton, Wisconsin, a suburb of Madison, annually ranked on numerous lists as one of the top places to live and work.

RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Executive Producer.

JOB OVERVIEW:
 

As a Senior Engineering Producer on Warzone, you will work closely with Production and Engineering leadership to drive daily operations that improve the quality of our product. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be willing to work through feedback and process improvements. You will work to understand the specific needs of our Engineering teams, and drive process improvements to optimize the output of the team. Above all, we are looking for a dedicated, organized and energetic individual to work with our team to serve as a consistent advocate for our Engineers, to set up and maintain a reliable system for their work and team communication, and to write supporting documentation for constant improvement and visibility.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with Executive/Lead Production and Engineering Leads to attend Engineering Reviews and Domain Reviews, and put in place systems to effectively and quickly generate notes and tasks with a focus on Tech needs.

  • Runs Planning meetings for Engineering teams, ensuring all work is assigned and prioritized correctly, and that dependencies are mapped.

  • Takes initiative removing Engineering team roadblocks and escalating risks to impacted parties.

  • Integrates with the Engineering teams to understand their processes and challenges, and works with leadership on creative and effective solutions to problems.

  • Triages bugs and works with Engineering and Production leaders to prioritize and assign them accordingly.

  • Runs stakeholder reviews for Engineering initiatives related to performance management and stability. Works with Engineering Leads to set agendas for these meetings and ensure alignment with both team and stakeholders before, during and after the meeting.

  • Maintains documentation for Engineering Production process best practices.

  • Manages Engineering Producers, working with them to create goals and development plans. Looks for opportunities to maximize growth opportunities for them.

PROCESSES & ARTIFACTS OWNED:

  • Team Playtests

  • Engineering Reviews

  • Sprint Planning

  • Bug Triage

BEHAVIORS:

  • Shows Steady, Objective Leadership

  • Anticipates & Mitigates Risks

  • Provides Scenarios for Problem-solving

  • Resolves Difficult Personnel Issues

  • Crafts Communication for Senior Audiences

  • Helps Direct Reports Prioritize their Work Effectively

  • Leads Complex Meetings with Leads & Partners and Keeps them on Track

  • Performs with Autonomy

  • Adapts to Situations and Needs

  • Treats People with Empathy

  • Has Self-awareness

  • Takes Ownership of their Projects

  • Practices Retrospection and Learns from Mistakes

  • Finds Opportunities for Mentorship

  • Builds Trust with Team and Partners

PRIMARY AUDIENCES:

  • Raven Engineering Team & Partner Peers

  • Raven Production

  • Engineering Leads

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years in the Game industry or related field.

  • Contributed to 2 or more shipped titles.

  • Proven ability to own complex projects from concept to ship in game development.

  • Proven ability to work in rapid development cycles in the game industry with a focus on creative departments.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for organization, scheduling and project management. Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional, or similar project management certification preferred.

  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to focus on priorities, manage change and deliver against agreed deadlines.

  • Background in Engineering and an understanding of Engineering pipelines in AAA game development is a bonus.

  • Passion for games; regular player of Call of Duty is a bonus

  • Proficient in Confluence, Jira, and Sheets/Excel.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed. Apply

Job Profile

Regions

Europe

Countries

United Kingdom

Benefits/Perks

401(k) with company match Dental Dependent care spending accounts Fitness Programs Healthcare spending accounts Health savings account Medical Mental health & wellbeing programs Paid holidays Paid holidays and vacation Parental leave Relocation assistance Tuition reimbursement Vision

Skills

Communication Confluence Engineering Excel Game development Jira Organization Problem-solving Process Improvement Production Project Management Scrum Tech

Tasks
  • Attend Engineering Reviews
  • Integrate with Engineering teams
  • Maintain documentation for Engineering Production process best practices
  • Manage Engineering Producers
  • Project management
  • Remove Engineering team roadblocks
  • Run Planning meetings
  • Run stakeholder reviews
  • Team Playtests
  • Triage bugs
Education

Engineering

Certifications

Certified Scrum Master Project Management Professional

Restrictions

Remote

Timezones

Europe/London UTC+0