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Warner Bros. Discovery Senior Production Manager in Needham, Massachusetts

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Warner Bros. Games Boston is a Warner Bros. Games development studio focused on creating free-to-play games for mobile platforms. The studio is utilizing its extensive expertise in creating persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities to develop its hit mobile game, Game of Thrones: Conquest.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Production Manager to join our team in the mobile strategy games genre. The ideal candidate has a strong background in game development, leadership skills, and a proven track record of producing successful mobile games. As a Senior Production Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the many aspects of production of our mobile games from conception to launch. You will work on developing production structures & processes to support cross-functional teams, including game designers, artists, programmers, and marketing teams, to ensure that our games meet high-quality standards and deliver an exceptional player experience. Also, you will help define the resourcing needs across teams, working closely with the EP and other functional leads. More broadly you will help define the project approach balancing scope, resources, and timelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the EP to lead the production plan and the execution strategy of our mobile strategy games, from concept to launch and during live service.

  • Develop and manage project schedules, budgets, and resourcing needs.

  • Partner with the creative vision holders of the game and the PM team to ensure that the game aligns with the product strategy and target play experience.

  • Work closely with the game design and the PM teams to ensure that the game mechanics, storyline, and overall player experience are engaging and enjoyable.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to keep execution on track, adjusting plans as needed; balance working efficiently, high-quality work, and work-life balance.

  • Identify, track, and actively mitigate risks to the project goals or schedule.

  • Manage product submissions and live operation requirements.

  • Prioritize and distribute tasks, bugs, and cross-functional needs.

  • Motivate the team, and foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity.

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years working on mobile Free to Play games, with at least 2-3 shipped titles worked from concept to live operations.

  • Worked with internal team sizes of 50+ people.

  • Passionate about mobile Free to Play games and their development process.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written (word, powerpoint, etc.) and verbal.

  • Excellent time management, coordination abilities, and work ethics.

  • Proven leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills. Ready to be in the trenches to solve day to day issues with strong attention to detail.

  • Must be collaborative and an effective negotiator, and a resourceful and creative problem solver.

  • Flexible project management style and adaptable to changing circumstances in order to adjust the project approach to evolving requirements.

  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to create project plans, manage resources, and coordinate multiple teams to deliver projects on time and within budget, leveraging project management software (JIRA, Trello, etc.).

  • Solid understanding of the technical aspects of mobile game development, including programming languages, development environments, and tools, including Agile, Lean, Waterfall, Kanban, etc.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Game Production, Product Management, or equivalent practical experience.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

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