Zenimax Online Studios

Production

Making video games is a huge undertaking, so ZOS has a large team of producers and managers who assist with the planning and execution of all of the studio’s teams and development goals.

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Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Location Hunt Valley MD

Overview

Zenimax Online Studios is looking for a Senior Producer for its mobile team to ensure that the project vision is realized while keeping scope under control and communicating status to keep everyone aligned.The ideal candidate will be proficient in scheduling/planning, analyzing team metrics, and establishing a development environment designed to help the team achieve success.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years game production experience, including at least one mobile game through the full production cycle to live maintenance and updating
  • Strong knowledge of agile development practices including Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience managing multiple teams including establishing project plans, budgets, determining dependencies, and prioritizing work to achieve success
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills, including conflict resolution
  • Experience with iOS and Android development and deployment
  • Experience working with external developers
  • Must be able to keep focus on multiple tasks and effectively set priorities between projects
  • Goal focused and results driven
  • Proficiency with JIRA and Confluence

Responsibilities

  • Organize, manage, and maintain the project schedule and roadmap
  • Coordinate with external partners, internal teams, and leadership to make optimal decisions about team and product direction
  • Manage project budgets in terms of finances and developer bandwidth
  • Create, manage, and maintain clearly-defined development processes and workflows
  • Track and analyze team metrics to improve process and guide future decisions
  • Identify critical path issues and drive initiatives with teams to resolve those issues
  • Manage project release schedules for game and platform initiatives
  • Ensure status is communicated widely, keeping stakeholders, leadership, and the team aligned
  • Support day-to-day processes & planning, acting as Scrum Master for teams
Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Location Hunt Valley MD

Overview

The Associate Technical Producer works with team leads and production to ensure schedules are met, impediments resolved, and an outstanding game is delivered. Duties may include coordinating a scrum team, managing pipelines, and helping with milestone planning and tracking. The Associate Technical Producer must also understand the technical, creative, and personnel issues involved with a large scale development project.

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years hands-on production or project management experience
  • Proficient in Agile Development methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean
  • Proficient with JIRA and Confluence
  • Multiplatform online development experience
  • Goal oriented and results driven
  • Professional communication and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution
  • Must be able to keep focus on multiple tasks and effectively set priorities between projects

Responsibilities

  • Support day-to-day processes & planning as Scrum Master for technical teams
  • Identify critical path risks and issues, driving initiatives to resolve them
  • Coordinate troubleshooting of technical problems
  • Track and analyze team metrics to improve process and guide future scheduling decisions
  • Focus on growing teams to greater potential
  • Assist with internal processes and procedures
Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Location Hunt Valley MD

Overview

The Associate Content Producer works in conjunction with a zone lead and the production team to ensure schedules are met, impediments resolved, and an outstanding game is delivered. Example duties include co-coordinating a zone team, managing a content or art pipeline, and helping with milestone planning and tracking.

Qualifications

  • Experience in game production or project management; MMO experience is preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels and departments of the organization
  • Experience supporting cross discipline team collaboration and problem solving
  • Self-motivated with a team focused, solutions oriented attitude
  • Proven ability to meet goals and objectives
  • Must be able to keep focus on multiple tasks and effectively set priorities between projects
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Jira, and Confluence
  • Passion for making GREAT games

Responsibilities

  • Support all processes that bring a game to market and assist with day-to-day aspects of game development
  • Coordinate and track individual and team tasks and report zone status to the Content Producer on a regular basis
  • Identify resources needed to complete quality deliverables on time
  • Keep team motivated and focused on goals and quality
  • Interface with multiple department heads to coordinate work on teams, scheduling, and information management
  • Provide status reports to production team and studio directors including suggestions for risk mitigation
  • Track and analyze metrics from development teams to help improve process and guide future scheduling decisions
  • Assist members of the production team as needed

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Senior Live Producer

I’m proud of my role in every single milestone the studio has hit while I’ve been here. I went from someone brand new who only knew how to play video games to someone called upon for knowledge and guidance when others needed help, and I eventually became someone overseeing every single live deploy.

Join a great team and start your massively multiplayer career with us!

ZENIMAX ONLINE STUDIOS is hiring for The Elder Scrolls® Online, Commander Keen, and future projects. We’re looking for talented, self-motivated people of varied experiences and backgrounds with the desire to make great games. Welcome to ZOS!

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