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Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an experienced producer for the development of a new unannounced title!

The Production Team at SMS excels at creative problem solving and communication. We thrive on being at the intersection of people and productivity as the glue that holds the studio together. Whether by being leaders of the craft of project management or partners who will clear the path ahead, the production team is here in service to the studio, to move development forward and achieve quality.

We are looking for a Producer to join us on the Audio team. In this role, you will partner with producers, creative leads, and directors to support the production pipeline throughout all phases of product development cycle from design through final approval. You’ll own the creation, maintenance, and execution of a project plan to determine resource, budget and schedule needs.

The ideal candidate will have a solid and wide understanding of the influence and role of upstream teams (design, level design, level art, combat, animation, etc.) as well as an understanding of lateral groups (VFX, localization, tools, etc.) which impact Audio throughout the production process.

This role is solely focused in-game development; any experience in the music industry as an audio producer is not relevant to the position.

Responsibilities

Manage Production Areas

  • Facilitate development efforts to keep product development on schedule and within budget
  • Develop and maintain project schedules, triage day-to-day production issues
  • Ensure regular and effective communication between internal and external team members to share project status and problem solve

Proactively Seek Resolution

  • Breakdown and prioritize work for teams, identify problems and propose solutions, provide data-drive impact analysis
  • Ensure stakeholders have proper visibility into development and are informed of any changes that may impact their teams

Support Product Development Needs

  • Maintain and improve relationships amongst development team
  • Partner with team managers to help provide team assignments which support career growth
  • Participate in yearly performance review process by capturing feedback

Skills

Project Management / Production

  • Proven experience producing high-performing cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational & prioritization skills, attention to detail
  • Self-starter, you approach challenges creatively and methodically, seeing them through to final resolution

Communication & Collaboration

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to communicate effectively across product development and management teams
  • Adapts quickly to changing project priorities and emergent needs

Industry

  • Knowledgeable of current industry trends: stays up-to-date on competitive products and new production methodologies
  • Must love games and have a passion for crafting them!

Education & Experience

  • At least 5-7 years of production experience in a AAA game development environment
  • Familiarity with traditional waterfall production management techniques and Agile techniques, including SCRUM and Kanban
  • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Hansoft, Microsoft Office (Project and Excel)

Preferred Experience

  • Experienced with two or more published titles
  • PMP or equivalent certification

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.


The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$106,700—$160,100 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Tagged as: Curiosity, Design, Innovation, Localization, Performance, Problem Solving, Production Process, Project Management, Sms, Triage

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