Job Description

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Lead Producer

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit

Gearbox is on the lookout for a talented Lead Producer to help us build a team around a new, original IP– Come help us define the future of Gearbox Entertainment franchises! This is a rare opportunity to help build a team for a new initiative from the ground up. In this role you will be asked to build a strong, collaborative, production team capable of creating an exciting new, AAA, franchise, and then managing that team through the lifecycle of the project.

Build a high functioning production department from the ground up, set it up for continued success
Work your peers in other departments to assemble, lead, and motivate a large team consisting of all aspects of game development; this person sets the example as a leader
Help create and maintain a positive culture across the Gearbox Family team and promote a healthy work/life balance
Establish and evangelize studio and team best practices and process, with a focus on creating a healthy and inclusive team culture
Lead the effort to create and maintain the production plan for a large scale, AAA, game
Validate project plans for project teams, including scope, schedule, dependencies, risks, and risk mitigation plans
Coordinate dependencies with supporting organizations across the company
Keep the project team informed on development results, schedule, and changes
Report project status to company stakeholders at regular intervals and escalate urgent issues in a timely manner
Coordinate with and partner with business operations departments such as Finance, Central Technology, Core QA, Recruiting, HR, Facilities, and IT
Set goals and priorities that help teams focus on the critical few: filters issues based on a clear understanding of project strategies and objectives
Solve problems of all types as they arise, balance priorities, and find creative and efficient solutions that achieve results
Motivate, mentor, supervise and support team of producers with clear and consistent direction
Not afraid to roll up your sleeves and be hands-on with production plaining and team process, where needed

10+ years of game development experience, 5+ years of production department leadership
Shipped one or more AAA title(s) with a Lead or Director credit
Passion for cultivating healthy teams who are creatively empowered
Highly organized, detail oriented, self-directed, and capable of instilling that characteristic in others
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Strong time management skills with the ability to engage across all disciplines, assess risk, define priorities, and resolve a wide array of problems
Ability to multi-task and handle many discrete, highly varied tasks at once without losing focus on any individual items and without missing a stride
Deep knowledge of game development – team dynamics, common development hurdles, game engines and technology, development milestone definitions, production process and methodology, outsourcing and co-development, scheduling, etc
An experienced driver of accountability and improvement within organizations of a comparable scale and complexity
A cool-headed, diplomatic leader able to maintain critical confidentiality and to have crucial, and at times sensitive, conversations
Excellent communicator and team player — here at Gearbox we thrive on collaboration and working together to meet our project design goals
A proven ability to express your ideas and vision through presentations, diagrams, and documentation in an inspirational and exciting fashion
Be able to relocate to Austin, Texas area to join the Gearbox team

Bonus Points For:
Familiarity with developing in Unreal 4 a plus
A passion for family friendly, cooperative, games

Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.


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Tagged as: Business Operations, Creativity, Leadership, Prioritization, Project Strategies, Risk Mitigation

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