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Producer I - Walt Disney Games

Company: Parks, Experiences and Products
Location: Glendale
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

The Walt Disney Company s games business is one of the world s largest licensors of games across platforms. Our games teams work closely with external development studios to create original stories through high-quality games inspired by the worlds of Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Studios.As a Producer I, you will be responsible for providing product leadership, guidance, and support to external product partners for games across mobile, console, and PC gaming platforms.You are directly responsible for owning product within TWDC and managing the production process in support of the partners vision, including external partner onboarding and management, collaborating, and coordinating ideation, project tracking, managing all internal/external product communication and product deliverables, overseeing milestone reviews, collaboration with other business units, production/content approvals, & management of live service support.You will primarily lead small to medium scale products and support live service/live operated titles.The ideal candidate is a self-starting, team player, who can draw upon a background as both a game maker and gamer, able to articulate feedback and clearly communicate information to external partners and internal stakeholders. This person can identify opportunities and challenges in the production process and will help the organization manage a portfolio of games based on TWDC IP.Responsibilities:Game Production

  • Driving assigned titles within TWDC and being the key day to day contact for those projects. Responsible for establishing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with internal and external cross functional groups to ensure maximum brand equity in TWDC IP that deliver high quality/brand-enhancing products that meet franchise, financial and schedule goals.
  • Analyze and track product development schedules, perform milestone reviews, track all submissions, and submit weekly written progress reports on each assigned title.
  • Review and analyze feedback generated by junior production staff and the senior team, including periodic self-review of gameplay builds, on all partner submissions covering all aspects of the product, including art direction, gameplay and franchise feedback and approval. Responsible for obtaining consensus across internal stakeholders.
  • Lead presentations and product demos as necessary to peers, management, and other stakeholders.
  • The Producer I works closely with the senior members of the Production team to collaborate with partners on new interactive product concepts, including concept design and game identity.
  • When available, use data and analytics to drive decision making and ensure that decisions are made in a timely fashion.Brand & Franchise Management
    • Provide brand guidance to external partner teams balancing the needs of the game and the authenticity of the TWDC Franchise s characters and worlds.
    • Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure maximum brand equity in TWDC IP that deliver innovative, high quality/brand-enhancing products across art, sound, story and game design.Basic Qualifications:
      • 3 - 5 years of experience specifically in product development/production of Console/Mobile/PC games or other entertainment.
      • Has shipped mobile, console, and/or PC games with live operations components.
      • A practical understanding of all phases of development: concept, pre-production, production and post-production/live-service with a creative eye able to communicate game ideas and improvements to our partners.
      • Partners closely with Producer III/Sr. Producer in managing relationships with external partners, identifying and solving day to day product issues.
      • Ability to make confident, intelligent and difficult decisions that reflects a solid understanding of the business goals and strategies.
      • Previous experience interfacing with partners/developers, understanding team structures and roles, production pipelines, and common challenges in producing high-quality interactive products.
      • Detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects at different stages of development.
      • Strong negotiation, change management, and conflict resolution skills.
      • Able to identify/assess risks and strategies to mitigate and escalate as necessary.
      • Proficiency in project management tools such as JIRA and/or Airtable.
      • Knowledge of Agile and Scrum, Kanban, and other production methodologies.
      • Passion for the latest games and game platforms (Mobile, Console, PC, as well as AR/VR).
      • Strong interpersonal skills with emphasis on building productive relationships with external partners, managers and peers.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Live service games experience
        • Bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese
        • Affinity and familiarity with TWDC Franchises, especially 20th Century brands (Alien, Predator, Avatar, Family Guy, etc.)Preferred Education:
          • Bachelor s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.Additional Information:This position is located in Glendale, CABenefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at .

Keywords: Parks, Experiences and Products, Glendale , Producer I - Walt Disney Games, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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