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Kepler Interactive is the first global game developer and publisher co-owned and run by creators. We nurture a vibrant ecosystem around Kepler and beyond, offering total artistic independence, exceptional operational support and cross-pollination between outstanding teams.
We are proud to be among the winners of "Best Places to Work 2022 UK" by GamesIndustry.Biz! and we’ve recently been certified as a UK Great Place to Work 2024.
Creativity is at the core of what we do, we look for diverse voices with unique ideas and celebrate individuals who take pride in their craft while always nurturing a vibrant, inclusive community where people feel safe, respected and empowered.
We are looking for a Producer orSenior Producer,to join our global Production team, enabling us to provide support to our owned studios, and the studios under our publishing label within the EMEA region. You will spend one third of your time supporting our owned studios with their IP titles, and two thirds supporting our external partner studios.
As the first Producer in the region, you will have full autonomy over the titles you are supporting, making it essential that you have previously worked across the full lifecycle of at least one game, from conception to post release, to successfully guide and direct the teams you're supporting. This role will provide you with the opportunity to deeply support a variety of titles, under our genre and platform agnostic approach.
The skills and experience you will bring:
- Full production lifecycle: having shipped at least one title.
- A blend of publishing and IP production experience: if you do not have experience of both, our preference is internal IP.
- The ability to identify risks and dependencies at an early stage to minimise the impact on the team and their project.
- On the ground delivery: we know being hands on isn't everyone's preference, but for this role we are looking for someone who has been embedded within teams they support, and enjoys being involved in day to day.
- Knowledge of project management methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall.
- Experience working with project management tools: JIRA, Excel, Monday or Asana - the more the better as we work to the studios tools!
How we’d like you to work:
- You will use your interpersonal skills to connect with developers in a meaningful way, to understand their experiences and challenges, so that you can better support their specific needs.
- As an effective communicator: as part of the Kepler Production team you’ll be working with a range of key stakeholders across the organisation, and within your studios. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to keep everyone informed and up to date as required.
- Embed yourself within the studio: building strong and trusted relationships to support the day to day running of the project, maintaining full visibility of performance.
- Flexible in your approach: moving between the different studios and projects to support the highest priority, whilst always maintaining visibility across all your projects.
- You'll be a problem solver: once you understand the issue you in front of you, you'll deliver a creative solution in a considered and supportive manner, keeping the team calm and focused on our end goal.
What's in it for you?
- Gaining breadth and depth in your experience: As you will be supporting both IP and publishing titles, you will be exposed to a variety of different projects at varying stages, and with teams of different experience levels. Here you will have the opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt, and build upon your existing skills and experience.
- Ownership and trust: Working as the sole producer within the EMEA region, you will have full autonomy over your work, with the chance to drive forward change, recommending best practice, creating an impact through the support you deliver.
- Challenge: You'll have the chance to stretch yourself by tackling challenging projects and finding bespoke solutions for that team.
- Exposure: You'll have exposure to the whole production lifecycle, owning the full process, rather than supporting on elements.
- A supportive culture: In addition to support from an experienced team, you will have the wider Kepler network to lean on and excellent tools in place to support your work.
Screening call - we know submitting an application can feel quite faceless, which is why all shortlisted candidates will have a 20 - 30 minute screening call with Kate, our Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, offering you the chance to ask any questions you might have, learn more about Kepler and the role, whilst we in turn learn more about you.
First Interview - your first interview will be with the hiring manager, Gary Paulini, Executive Producer, who heads up the Production function at Kepler. This conversation will be focused on getting to know you better, understanding your previous experience and how you've operated as a Producer within your role(s) so far. As the leader of our Production team, Gary will be able to answer any questions specific to the role, and provide you with more insight into the team he is building.
Second Interview - you will then meet with Ashleigh Webb, VP of People and Production, and Mathieu Hector, Lead Producer - North Americas region. In this call we'll be focused on learning more about your experience in practice, how you work with others and your style as a Producer.
Third Interview - following your conversations with the Production team, we will arrange for you to meet with some internal stakeholders from Kepler who, if successful, you'd work with closely. The aim is to give you more insight into what it would feel like to work at Kepler, our culture, and in turn, provide you with the chance to ask team members about their experiences at Kepler.
Please be aware that there may be some slight changes to the interview teams and order of interviews depending on availability; we will give you full details with ample time ahead of each conversation.
How can we support you?
We want to set you up for success and make our recruitment process as accessible as possible for you. In your application, feel free to let us know if you need anything to make your experience or environment more comfortable. We'll do our best to support you!
What we can offer you:
- We believe your salary should reflect the work you deliver, the skills you bring and the value you add, therefore we offer a competitive salary, a variable 20% bonus and potential for stock option plans.
- 25 days holiday plus public holidays and end of year shutdown.
- We trust our people and therefore give them the flexibility to manage their own working hours, and office location, to best suit their individual needs.
- Personal training budget equivalent to £1,500 GBP per year, as well as access to conferences and companywide training.
- Up to 5 days paid volunteering leave per year and £100 to a charity of your choice on your birthday and as an end of year gift.
- Medical insurance & healthcare cash plan. We also offer a range of personalised wellbeing support systems including our Employee Assistance Program, Spill, Mental Health First Aiders and more.
- Life insurance at 4x your salary.
- Income replacement insurance.
- Pension matched at 4%, with the option to increase your own contributions.
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