AVAILABLE POSITIONS Executive Producer

Love the process of making great games? Have a lot of experience doing it? Do you like to help guide others through the process from concept to launch and beyond? We are seeking a passionate, motivated, expert Executive Producer to help us manage our live games and launch new ones.

This role will be responsible for helping to navigate a full free-to-play business model, and responsible for discussing, advocating for and determining the strategic elements needed for the title to be an ongoing success.

The ideal candidate needs to be experienced a managing a large team of direct and indirect reports, and will have a good understanding of a wide range of leadership, management, communication, and production practices. They also need to be able to help drive and motivate the team and help to cultivate a positive team culture. Ultimately, this candidate will be a problem solver and not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. This will include everything from in-the-trenches problem solving that arises in the development processes to high level team planning and career coaching.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with your key reports to create an organizational structure, processes, and project plan that allow the team to produce high quality work efficiently on time and on budget
  • Work collaboratively with multiple teams to proactively get results and outcomes
  • Passionately articulate goals and team principles to help form a stimulating and fun work environment and culture
  • Identifying and helping guide the team around potential hazards that come up through the normal game development process
  • Help define and set best practices and make sure they are communicated out across the team
  • Help the game team navigate all stages of the development process.
  • Help build and strengthen the communication between teams and locations.
  • Own quality of the product and be the player advocate to the team
  • Help foster a positive culture
  • Effectively communicate the core experience of your game to other parts of the Zynga organization, and help ensure that your product leverages the ideas and resources of the larger organization
  • Above all, flexibility and adaptability are key.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 10+ yrs of experience leading and guiding multidisciplinary teams through all stages of development with at least 2 games shipped as Executive Producer, Development Director or Game Director. Mobile experience preferred.
  • Understands how to lead multi-disciplinary teams to create and grow great games
  • Extensive knowledge of and fluency in the game development process. Understands the ins and outs of game development from concept through live operations
  • Able to motivate, support and guide others to attain successful outcomes and business objectives.
  • Experience with various project management tools. Jira a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong analytical skills, along with a keen attention to detail.
  • Problem solver.
  • This position reports directly to the Divisional EP for the org.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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Careers Category: Production

Careers location: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P210744

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov