Production Director

Fire Hose Games
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Posted
January 5, 2022
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

Fire Hose Games is looking for an experienced Production Director to make sure that our games and talent align with our creative vision and business opportunities. You'll work with our President and team leaders to manage portfolio planning and budgets across the studio's games. You’ll also serve as a point of contact with our external partners. Experience with games-as-a-service and live development is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing distributed teams working on multiple projects at different stages of development. Our studio is fully remote, so candidates who are able to sync with a project team based in the U.S. Eastern time zone may work from anywhere.

If you’re excited about helping us deliver our most ambitious projects yet, then we’re eager to hear from you!

Responsibilities

  • Serve as Production Director on an in-development game, managing a team of 12-15 developers
  • Directly manage other team leads, responsible for making sure that projects progress in accordance with deadlines and milestones
  • Help to hire and train new employees while fostering and enhancing our company culture, with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and empathetic communication
  • Mentor leads and other developers in areas such as scheduling, budget, quality, communication and time management
  • Help maintain relationships with development partners and publishers
  • Use your experience and industry knowledge to help shape and grow Fire Hose Games
  • Guide product strategy, and make sure that team skills and size align with project schedules and scope
  • Standardize process and reporting methodologies for game teams
  • Work with marketing and development teams to prioritize work for milestones

Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience producing PC/console games
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Fully produced at least one triple-A or triple-indie commercial game
  • Experience working with external development teams and publishers
  • Deep knowledge of multiple genres of console and PC games, including different business and monetization models
  • Experience with release management and QA workflows

Preferences

  • Experience with Steam early access release strategies
  • Experience with live development and games-as-a-service
  • Deep familiarity with Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence) and other team management tools

Additional Information

Candidates may wish to consider applying for our Senior Producer opening.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About Us

Fire Hose Games is the Boston-based (but currently fully-remote) independent game development studio behind titles such as Go Home Dinosaurs, Catlateral Damage, and 20XX. We pay good salaries and our generous benefits package includes health care, dental, unlimited vacation/sick time, 401(k) with matching, excellent maternity/paternity leave, and flexible working hours. Fire Hose hasn’t crunched in years and we don’t intend to start. Our company culture is inclusive, supportive, and fun. We strongly encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and voices to apply, and consider relevant experience in all its forms. We hope to hear from you!

A Few of Our Games

Prevent hordes of marauding dinos from crashing your party in the world’s premier BBQ defense simulator, Go Home Dinosaurs! Lead your gopher army into BBQ-protecting-battle; Build your battlefield using puzzle piece shaped weapons. Unlock and discover new weapons as you continue to keep those dinos at bay! Enjoy bite-sized levels with family friendly graphics in Go Home, Dinosaurs.

Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered is the definitive edition of your favorite destructive cat simulator, where you play as an ordinary cat on a rampage and do all that fun stuff your owner hates. Run around the house, topple neatly organized books, shatter vases, meow at nothing, tear up curtains, nap in obscure places, and more!


20XX is a co-op-friendly roguelike that plays like Mega Man X. Explore procedurally generated levels, collect new weapons and abilities, purchase upgrades, and battle mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race maybe!

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