COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

The video games industry represents the pinnacle of interactive digital content. At Keywords, we are using our passion for games, technology, and media to create a global services platform for video games and beyond. We aim to become the “go-to” provider of technical services. By working as their external development partner, we enable leading content creators and publishers to leverage our expertise and capacity across the lifecycle of interactive content. In doing so, we enable our clients who are operating in complex and fast-moving environments to remain lean and agile and to focus on creating and monetizing the most engaging experiences. We are trusted and relied upon by many of the world’s leading video game companies to work alongside them during concept, development, and live operations by leveraging the breadth and depth of our industry-leading service lines every step of the way.

About Liquid Development

Liquid Development was founded in 2000 and is the largest outsourcing art studio in North America. We offer a fun and cooperative work atmosphere, where collaboration is encouraged among a diversely talented team to remain on the cutting edge of content creation. Everyday Liquid Development is producing work at the forefront of modern game production and the demands for our services continue to grow. Our team has contributed to AAA titles within the Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands, and Call of Duty franchises - Liquid Development is the team these titles turn to when they need the best.

Production Manager

We are seeking a Production Manager to join our team. Our studio is currently work-from-home / remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be ready to work on-site in Portland, OR once it is safe to do so. As a Production Manager, you will have the opportunity to be a part of multiple AAA titles each year.

Requirements

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Strong organization and communication abilities
  • Deep knowledge of production management
  • Working directly with our Art Directors to build plans and proposals
  • Manage projects to ensure milestones are completed on schedule and within budget
  • Tracking resource availability for staffing and assignments
  • Ability to lead teams by instruction and example
  • Enthusiasm to expand knowledge in keeping with industry evolution
  • An understanding of game production pipelines and workflows
  • Strong critical thinking abilities to mitigate and resolve issues
  • Expertise in office admin programs like Word, Excel, and Outlook is a must

Preferences

  • Experience in multiple software packages and game engines (i.e. 3DS Max, Maya, Zbrush, Unreal, Unity)
  • Understanding of industry standard techniques and tools
  • Ability to create budget and time estimations for asset production
  • Experience working with large teams and milestones
  • Mixed resume / portfolio – 2D, 3D, Rigging / Animation, Tech examples

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
  • Voluntary Long-term / Short-term Disability
  • 401K w/ company match
  • Work alongside dynamic individuals in the gaming industry
  • Work within a company with upward career growth opportunities
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