PopCap Games, Inc. Game Producer in United States
This position will be responsible for recognizing, finding and developing viable game concepts and then managing the creation of games, including scheduling, production, testing, and roll-out of the game. This position will be responsible for managing a number of projects at one time, ensuring that each product takes full advantage of the target platform and meet the PopCap uncompromising quality standard.
Work closely with development team to set, assign, manage and complete design and production tasks
Understand the “soul” of an existing game and become a primary advocate for the game in the company, and passionately articulate goals and team principles to help form a stimulating and fun work environmen
Create specifications to communicate a projects vision, short and long term goals, budget, and schedule to development teams, and communicate project status to management
Facilitate communication within the team, and with other departments in order to anticipate and resolve problems to keep the project moving forward
Manage multiple projects simultaneously to ensure projects are being developed on time, on budget, and at an acceptable level of quality and polish
Bridge the gap between PopCap internal studio and outside developers by communicating creative feedback, bugs, and schedule expectations between the two teams
Required Skills/Personal Requirements:
6+ years of experience as a producer or project manager in the games industry
A good understanding of games, with the ability to identify flaws in design, art, and “feel”
Strong communication and writing skills, with experience communicating both creative and technical feedback
Good understanding of the game development process, from planning and budgeting through final release
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to juggle priorities and projects
Casual game industry experience
Education and/or Certifications:
- BA in Computer Science and/or related field and experience
PopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the worldwide leader in casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106 and are available anytime, anywhere. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap has been one of the most innovative companies in the video game industry since its inception a decade ago. Pioneering new game mechanics, sales models, and platforms ranging from mobile devices to online and location-based games of chance, PopCap is the only video game provider in the world with leading market share across the entire spectrum. PopCap joined forces with EA in 2011 expanding our capabilities.
SPECIAL NOTE: The company requires that each applicant for employment submit to a criminal background check as part of the process of verifying a prospective employee’s background.