AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Producer – WOZ Slots

Zynga, a global leader in social games, is currently seeking a full-time Senior Producer. We are looking for a passionate producer to manage scheduling and coordinate the development processes. Qualified individuals are organized, with excellent interpersonal skills, and have a proven track record in management of both internal team members and external outsourcing partners.

This Senior Producer owns communication between their team, production and leads, creating and maintaining task lists and scheduling information. A crucial part of the producer role is the communication of the key daily, weekly and quarterly goals, achievements, issues, concerns and features to the development /production team.

Under the direction of the Lead Producer, work will encompass identifying, describing, tracking and reviewing tasks for development team members, the organization and management of individual, departmental and project-wide scheduling information, identification of task dependencies, multi-discipline coordination, review meetings, and status updates.

Main Responsibilities

  • Partner with production and team leads to handle the production schedule.

  • Identify and coordinate dependencies at the feature or pod level.

  • Manage capacity and understand velocity of the feature team.

  • Collaborate your team to ensure that key developmental and production objectives are satisfied.

  • Prepare realistic project schedules for the development team, including key dates and reviews

  • Implement project tracking through JIRA and scope management processes

  • Coordinate efforts for content and release tracking

  • Proactively identifies risks to meeting key dates including licensor submission and release schedules, ensuring appropriate steps are taken to mitigate risks

  • Communicate regularly with team members in all directions on project status.

  • Foster and maintain a positive culture and work environment.

  • Serves as an internal game critic, and champion quality while advocating for the player!

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years production experience with one or more complete development cycles in a production role

  • Proven experience as a Producer within game development production. Must have shipped at least one game and/or been involved with one project through a complete development cycle.

  • Outstanding organization, communication and leadership skills.

  • Experience with Scrum/Agile/Waterfall development.

  • Proven track record working in rapid development cycles and live games

  • Experience leading highly engaged multidisciplinary teams

  • Must be a self-motivated detail oriented problem solver with a strong desire to contribute in a uniquely creative environment.

  • Previous experience in mobile or live games is a plus.

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: P210526

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