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Get a job: New World Interactive is hiring a Head of Production

New World Interactive is looking for someone to facilitate a best-in-class game development environment as part of its Calgary-based team.

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Head of Production, New World Interactive

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a best-in-class game development environment, inclusive of building a culture of success, creativity, low-drama and balanced lifestyle.
  • Scope, plan, schedule, task, and execute high-quality game products and help build out full production teams.
  • Manage multiple projects and teams from pre-production to production and launch, directing game production and coordinating activities from assistant producers to programming, level design, art, audio and all related functional areas.
  • Facilitate communications internally between all departments as well as externally with third and first party partners on matters related to production.
  • Establish and maintain pipelines and procedures for game production and insure that projects are delivered on-time and within budget.
  • Assist in the creation, organization, and maintenance of project documentation.
  • Assist with prospective employee evaluations, interviewing, identification and selection.
  • Assist in assessing and overseeing outsourcing partnerships.
  • Partner effectively with company leadership in forecasting, budgeting, and business model design.
  • Rapidly identify production issues and conflicts between schedule, cost, and project scope.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of video game industry experience.
  • Exhaustive understanding of all aspects of game production including planning, scheduling, budgeting, staffing, technology, design, art, audio, localization, QA, etc.
  • Excellent leadership, project management, oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills and highly efficient time management. Strong capability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks and motivate teams. 
  • Highly collaborative approach that works well in a deadline driven environment.
  • Proven ability to grow, guide, inspire and produce growing development teams.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, and lead multiple complex projects.
  • Knowledge of the localization, QA, submission, and build processes.
  • Absolute passion for playing and making games, including PC, console, and mobile games.
  • Understanding of game platforms and knowledge of PC shipping process as well as console certification process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in computer science, game development or related discipline.
  • Shipped multiple game titles on PC and console platforms.
  • Experience managing diverse and remote teams.
  • Experience working in JIRA, Slack, Confluence and Discord.
  • Extensive experience in the FPS genre.

Applications MUST include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter telling us why you are passionate about working at NWI.

Type & Location:

  • Employee
  • Onsite - Calgary, AB
  • Preference given to Canadian citizens

Interested? Apply now.

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