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Game Producer

at Scientific Games

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Reference #: 22793
Categories: Media/Publishing
Keywords: producer, video

Job Description

Job ID #: IRC21633

Location:

Austin, TX

Functional Area:

Production

Position Type: Full Time Regular

Business Unit: Social

Position Description

SciPlay is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms, providing highly entertaining free-to-play games that millions of people play every day for their authenticity, engagement and fun.

SciPlay currently offers seven core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and casual games MONOPOLY Slots, Bingo Showdown and 88 Fortunes Slots with all over the world!

About the role:

Producers work with the entire team to optimize the producer development process, solve prolems, remove obstacles for the team, and facilitate communication. Candidates should possess excellent skills in project management, communication, organization, and time-management. Above all, candidates will be results-driven, while also remembering that - we make games!

Essential Job Functions:

• Sprint and feature planning to ensure the team is able to meet its goals on time. This includes scheduling featuring kick-offs and managing the development process through final feature reviews/game integration.
• Create, maintain, and communicate project roadmaps, schedules, release plans, and release notes. Own the process of creating and maintaining tickets in JIRA to ensure no part of a feature or bug falls through the cracks. Follow up with developers to ensure tickets are up to date.
• Run daily stand-up meetings, keeping the discussion on track and moving forward. Communicate with the team regarding live-game issues, take notes, and follow up on any issues that are left unresolved.
• Manage game and feature and release documentation in Confluence. Keep pages up to date with the latest information and communicate changes to the team.
• Fully understand and monitor the development process from test plan creation through final release candidate verification in order to deliver a high quality and fun product to our customers.
• Responsible for keeping the team motivated and engaged through recognition, conflict resolution and relationship building.
• Constantly play the game and test new features in development to ensure they meet the quality standards set forth by the game team to-date.
• Play games. Keep your finger on the pulse of mobile gaming, both in and out of the social casino space. Present interesting findings to the leadership team.

Position Requirements

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Required Experience:

• 5+ years of professional work experience
• 2+ years of experience leading teams or managing projects
• Project management experience and demonstrable track record of scheduling and completing projects on time

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

• Familiarity with game play features of current casino video and mechanical slots
• Passion to create fun games with an engaging player experience
• Adept with Word and Excel (or Google Sheets)
• Ability to work well in a team environment
• High proficiency in Agile Project management software tools (Trello, JIRA, basecamp, etc..)
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Excellent problem solving and time management skills

Bonus Points:

• Video game development, particularly in mathematical and puzzle games

We are SciPlay! We make games!

The roots of our company are simple and strong: our founders fell head over heels for casino games and had a vision to create the most entertaining free-to-play casino games for gamers around the world. We’ve grown into a company that makes games we are truly proud of and that are enjoyed by millions of players every day. Our history is extensive, but we’re just getting started. In 1998, we got our start as Phantom EFX and in 2019, we reintroduced ourselves as SciPlay and went public on the New York Stock Exchange.

At SciPlay, we are programmed to think untraditionally. From our yearly development conferences, shindigs, and new game launches, we believe in doing what you love and doing it well. We take great pride in our ability to create authentic experiences for players and we are excited to continue investing in our workforce, technology, and our data-driven approach, all with the mission of delighting our players long into the future. We believe that if we continue to stay passionate, set ambitious goals, live our values and play together, we will become the #1 social casino and casual gaming company in the world.

A few of our highlighted perks and benefits:
• Competitive salaries and annual bonuses alongside matching 401k, employee stock options, and other competitive benefits.
• Strong commitment to work life balance
• Fully stocked kitchen
• Fully stocked gameroom featuring current generation consoles and titles, shuffle board tables, foosball tables, and arcade cabinets (including our prized 5v5 cabinet ultra-rare copy of Killer Queen!)
• Brand new, shiny, and aesthetically pleasing 10,000 sq ft office located in the Arboretum area in Austin

SciPlay Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, SciPlay) are committed to creating a workforce of credibility and dependability. As a prerequisite to employment with SciPlay (to the extent permitted by law), you shall be asked to consent to SciPlay conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you. This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. SciPlay is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEOC Poster.

Scientific Games Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “SG”) are engaged in highly regulated gaming and lottery businesses. As a result, certain SG employees may, among other things, be required to obtain a gaming or other license(s), undergo background investigations or security checks, or meet certain standards dictated by law, regulation or contracts. In order to ensure SG complies with its regulatory and contractual commitments, as a condition to hiring and continuing to employ its employees, SG requires all of its employees to meet those requirements that are necessary to fulfill their individual roles. As a prerequisite to employment with SG (to the extent permitted by law), you shall be asked to consent to SG conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above.

SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here
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