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Snowed in Studios is a game development studio based in Ottawa, Canada. As part of Keywords Studios’ engineering service line, we provide development support to some of the most important and exciting games being made today. You will have the chance to make a global impact, working in a studio known for shipping some of the most prestigious household names in gaming.

Employee satisfaction is at the top of our priority list. We understand that you work your best when you’re happy. This is why we were recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Places to Work in Ottawa and one of the Best Places to Work in Canada by gamesindustry.biz!

We are currently on the lookout for a Senior Producer to join our growing team! This is a pivotal project, people, and client relationship role on a range of game dev projects – from high-profile AAA, to complex technical projects and creative projects where you assemble everything and everyone needed to create something new.

The only thing we manage better than game projects is people.

As a Senior Producer, you can expect to:

  • Lead internal software and creative teams to guide the execution and production of games for a global gaming audience
  • Proactively manage and reduce project risks throughout production
  • Create workback and production schedules and keep interested parties updated
  • Forecast and maintain production financials: Budget creation, scheduling and milestone definitions
  • Coach, mentor and grow your team; be a guide through creative and technical challenges. We want to hear how you serve a technical and creative team of developers to reach a common goal, and how you develop the individual potential of every team member.
  • Regularly evaluate priorities, staffing and resources, and thoughtfully adjust business strategies to react to changing requirements
  • Provide visibility internally and externally; deliver presentations and reviews with company leadership, internal teams and to clients
  • Playtest the game, be the voice of players, provide and disseminate feedback with different internal teams

Required Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of leadership experience in gaming production, game project management, game publishing or consumer-facing software application development including the experience to develop, plan and execute game projects, from pitch to certification on console, mobile, PC and emergent game platforms
  • 2+ shipped titles on console or PC
  • 5+ years of project management experience, including various development methodologies
  • Experience managing distributed development in multiple geographies
  • Build, track and maintain both simple and complex project schedules, based on current knowledge of all game development disciplines, including management of staffing, financials and writing contracts
  • Experienced with client-facing relationships and communications along with strong mediation and negotiation skills
  • Experience using multiple project management and product management tools: Jira, ADO, Miro, Figma, Mural, Trello, etc.

What’s in it for you?

  • The chance to work in triple-A, in a no-crunch modern studio with a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of work
  • Comprehensive benefits package that covers Dental Care, Health Care (including out of country coverage), Vision Care, Long Term Disability, Physio, Massage etc.
  • Generous leave policies including 4 weeks paid vacation (plus 1 week over the Holiday Season), unlimited sick leave and 2 paid personal days. We also provide parental leave top-up and an Employee and Family Assistance Plan that offer 24/7 free and confidential help with your physical and mental health.
  • RRSP Matching and Employee Stock Purchase Programs
  • Financial assistance with relocation to Ottawa, ON
  • A dynamic and supportive team environment with a range of experience and an amazing culture – we have board game nights, movie, nights, arcade tournaments, and more to help blow off steam and hang out together.
  • The opportunity to build or expand your career the way you want to, in a smaller studio connected to a global studio family
  • A way-cool yet way cozy hoodie!

This position was originally posted on April 6th, 2023.

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