Senior Producer - DUNE

Oslo Norway 0153 NO
12 days ago

From critically acclaimed The Longest Journey to the very first sci-fi MMO Anarchy Online, to the brutal trials of Conan Exiles, our 29-year history has set our players uniquely up for a journey to the harsh world of Dune, where the continual battle for survival and spice will bring a challenge that is Legendary.

The Funcom team consists of over 400 people located in 5 studios - Norway, the US, Portugal, Sweden, a newly opened Romania studio. As part of Funcom’s ongoing growth, and completing a successful turnaround, Funcom is now backed by Tencent, the largest online gaming company in the world!

Now, our Production department in Oslo, Norway needs a Senior Producer to drive our vision to become live.

Your Mission in Funcom

In this role, you will work with the Executive Producer, Production Directors, other Producers and discipline Leads to prioritize and manage complex organizational and executional issues and determine the resources necessary to complete the project. You will manage Producers/ Associate Producers and help them in solving higher-level complex project management issues using project management tools, production methodologies, and leadership-level dialogue to maintain tight schedules and high standards of quality. This role also involves identifying and fixing bottlenecks, as well as clearing roadblocks both on the day-to-day and in the longer term.

As a Senior Producer, you will be responsible for enforcing the overall vision and priorities for the direction and quality of the game, as well as overseeing, coordinating, tracking, and managing the activities of the team to ensure those project goals are completed on time. We expect you to provide progress updates to the Executive Producer and production team, and to coordinate with all other teams for the deliveries you have responsibility over.

Additional tasks include coordinating with Senior/Lead Producers in our other Funcom studios, as well as assisting with content creation for game development and assisting with quality control of all products.

A Senior Producer in Funcom is self-motivated, highly organized, and detail-oriented with the ability to coordinate, track, and guide activities of the development team to ensure that projects are completed on time and with high quality. Exposure to formal project management techniques in an internal development environment is a must; experience in building and maintaining schedules is necessary.

We are looking for someone that has:

· 10+ years of game development experience from which at least 5 are in an internal development Production role

· Been credited on at least 1 AAA game or 1 AA+ GaaS/Multiplayer shipped game in a production position

· A demonstrated understanding of various Project Management methodologies including Scrum/Agile, as well as good organizational skills and an ability to balance project demands with high quality

· A demonstrated ability to mitigate risk and prioritize features based on their cost and risk versus their value to the project

· Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, & PowerPoint

· Proficiency with project management tools such as JIRA

· The ability to drive teams of developers to ensure timely deliveries

· Good people skills, and approachable attitude towards colleagues and other stakeholders

· Excellent communicator in speech and writing

· A calm and deliberate approach within a highly dynamic, fast-paced environment

· Experience working with larger projects across multiple time zones and gathering feature requests from multiple stakeholders

· An understanding of open-world survival games, their feature and retention values, and the ability to make production decisions based on that understanding

· Ability to challenge and support the game producer, creative director, Business, and Marketing to ensure the quality of the connected game experience

· A passion for video games

In addition, the perfect candidate has:

· Experience managing external developers/resources

· Deep knowledge about game development processes for engineering, design, and art

· Experience with post-launch support and content updates

· Scrum Master certification

We evaluate candidates on an ongoing basis and recommend candidates to apply as soon as possible!

Please apply in English.

Why Funcom?

We are a Scandinavian company and follow Scandinavian work values. For you, that means a flat structure in which you can thrive, be yourself, and leave a mark in the studio and become an ambassador for our company values. We focus on Agile/Scrum methodology, and heavily value the importance of work-life balance in employee culture. Funcom values close-knit, collaborative individuals who crave creative ownership, a drive for constructive input, and a never-ending pursuit of evolution and quality.

The Funcom Oslo studio is a professional working environment with international work culture, with close to 100 people from over 25 different nationalities in one of the happiest countries in the world. Funcom is an international and varied environment in which people have one thing in common – their love for making and playing video games.

Located in central downtown Oslo, the studio is situated in a modern office building surrounded by a cozy area with lots of sights, restaurants, and cafés.

Working at Funcom Oslo offers a flexible 37.5h/week working schedule, relocation assistance, pension plan, healthcare package, social Fridays, free access to the gym, and a long list of other benefits. Even more: working at Funcom means being part of a family of kind, skilled and professional colleagues that share a passion for games!

We have a diverse, dynamic, inclusive , challenging, and engaging culture, with a basis of continued training and career development opportunities, and w e encourage candidates from all walks of life to apply. Come join us in a friendly environment of enthusiastic professionals willing to go the extra mile to deliver world-class games.

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