Lead Producer - Words With Friends
Toronto, Canada
5d ago

Main Responsibilities :

  • Manage the production schedule of the project.
  • Optimize capacity across a project based on team efficiency and velocity.
  • Effective leadership of producers providing guidance, support and career growth.
  • Ensure that key developmental and production objectives are satisfied.
  • Implements project tracking through JIRA and scope management processes.
  • Coordinate roadmap planning, execution, review and release of project sprints and live updates.
  • Set priorities of action items and lead the communication and alignment with the team.
  • Proactively identify dependencies and risks to the project plan and own the solutions to mitigate those risks.
  • Define and continually improve the production process.
  • Communicate project status regularly with team members and track the status of tasks and ensure goals are met.
  • Write and maintain internal documentation.
  • Serves as an internal game critic and player advocate providing and collecting feedback with an eye towards making the game the best it can be.
  • Champion an open, inclusive and positive work environment.
  • Desired Skills and Experience :

  • 8+ years production experience with one or more complete development cycles in a production role
  • Launch and support of a game or product as a live service
  • Demonstrate outstanding organization, communication and leadership skills
  • Comfortable switching between the tactical and strategic
  • Experience with Agile / Waterfall / SCRUM development
  • Consistent track record working in rapid development cycles.
  • Experience leading multi-discipline teams.
  • Must be self-directed, detail oriented and a problem solver with a burning desire to contribute to a uniquely creative environment.
  • Promote candid communication of issues with a show and tell approach.
  • What we offer you :

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity / parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players
  • Hiring Update : The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

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