Amber is looking for a passionate and experienced Head of Production who will nurture and grow our Production organization, leading to healthy and efficient teams delivering world class products. This is a key role that involves a high level of interaction with project leaders across all disciplines and internal Amber leadership around the world.
The Head of Production is responsible for driving, growing and nurturing the Production Guild within Amber, by promoting and sharing best practices, mentoring the Production organization, exploring and evolving methodologies to fit our projects and clients, overseeing the cultural alignment of the Production team and ensuring the high-quality standard of Production processes and deliverables. Right out of the gate you’ll be making an impact on existing or to-be-released game titles with AAA publishers.
This position will work closely with the Head of Product Development, Head of Studios, and other cross-functional product teams within Amber to understand and deliver against Amber strategic goals and product initiatives.
Primary Duties and Responsabilities:
- Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation, pushing the product teams to meet or exceed the experiences and production values on their products.
- Coach and mentor our Production team and helping develop our organization’s infrastructure
- Develop and evangelize the standards for both game development process across the organization
- Establishing and developing best practices with the product teams
- Working with other discipline guild leads to deliver against product and team strategy at an organizational level
- Research emerging discipline skills and techniques in the Production field and use them to expand the Production guild capabilities.
- Work with Amber executives to develop a strategy and roadmap for product development that aligns with the division’s business goals.
- Ensure that the product team owns and drives a cohesive vision for their respective products
- Systematically improve the quality of our products and delivery times across all studios
- 10+ years of experience in a Production position, covering various game genres and platforms
- At least 3 titles in portfolio, from inception to completion
- Experience in leading multiple multidisciplinary teams
- Expert knowledge of game industry, market trends, project management methodologies, organizational and people management
- Experience working with international teams is a plus
- Servant leader
- Altruist personality, constantly seeking to help others
- Self-motivated and passionate about work
- Demonstrates proactive decision making, ownership and high initiative
- Strong analytical thinker
- Enjoys an interactive and agile work environment and collaborates well with various work styles
- Creative and sharp business sense with exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work effectively under deadlines and in complex business environments
- Must be creative with a unique approach to persistent problems, adding value to existing products and deriving positives from negatives.
- Must be able to take charge of any situation, exerting a dominant vision and encouraging others to support that vision.
- Must have exceptional communication skills and be able to bridge the gap between the business and creative sides of the division.
- Must be able to multitask and manage a number of different projects at once.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (English)
- Excellent organizational, people and time-management skills
- A diverse portfolio of worldwide games to work on
- An ideation team where you can bring your creative ideas which will be equally valued as your artistic expertise
- Professional and friendly work environment where you can make a difference
- An attractive salary package with private medical services
- Access to training and learning programs
Amber is a game development agency built by a collective of artisans residing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bucharest, Botosani, Guadalajara and Montreal, which delivers a reference solution for creative work in interactive entertainment. The agency offers a full range of turn-key product development solutions, including concept-to-delivery game production, live operations, co-development and studio services. Amber is structured as a network of studios with different specializations, which retains over 600 staff around the world. Established in 2013, the agency earned the trust of some of most important players in the games space, such Disney, NBC Universal, Paradox, Rovio, That Game Company, and Raw Fury, among many others.
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