Producer (Mid/Senior)

Hipster Whale
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September 13, 2023
Full Time
80-120K+ AUD

Hipster Whale is seeking a talented Producer to play a key role in maintaining the momentum of our projects! You’ll be a highly proficient communicator who understands the importance of providing continuous clarity to ensure projects run smoothly. Your experience will demonstrate an ability to successfully ship commercial titles and collaborate with external stakeholders, doing so using various industry-standard tools and processes such as Agile methodology.

We are looking for someone Melbourne based or open to relocating, and you must possess a valid Visa allowing you to work in Australia. Preference will be given to candidates based in Melbourne. While we will consider highly experienced remote applicants, it's imperative that there is significant overlap with our core business hours.

We offer a hybrid work arrangement (with a minimum of 2 days per week in the studio) and support flexibility to accommodate individual needs where possible.

We’re proud to have an inclusive work environment and encourage members of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply!



  • Oversee multiple projects and collaborate with all departments to ensure a shared understanding of project design, constraints, and milestones 
  • Prioritise the focus and control the scope of projects so that the teams can successfully deliver high quality work
  • Identify and problem solve when scope, deadlines or quality are not going to hit targets & help teams to reorganise early and often so surprises are minimised
  • Facilitate clear and consistent communication within teams and external stakeholders (e.g. calling meetings, taking minutes or updating project documentation)
  • Develop and maintain project plans, timelines, and schedules 
  • Maintain Jira and Confluence so that roadmaps, issues, and releases are defined and up to date
  • Identify and remedy areas where process and procedures can be improved to increase productivity, clear communication, and/or quality output
  • Be a strong advocate for the quality of our games as well as the wellbeing of our teams



  • 4+ years experience in the games industry or similar, having delivered multiple commercial projects
  • A deep understanding of core production principles and practices, including Agile
  • Advanced communication skills and experience working with all levels within an organisation, in addition to external stakeholders
  • Experience of using task management tools such as Jira
  • Experience working with spreadsheets
  • Enthusiasm for games and a good sense of humour!



  • Scrum Master certification
  • Project management certification
  • Experience working in other disciplines
  • Just because we’re calling out for a Producer, doesn’t mean we aren’t extremely interested in hearing about any particular interests you have that may contribute positively to our studio!



Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the role as well as a CV outlining your experience with [POSITION TITLE - YOUR NAME] in the subject line.

The email should include:

  • Your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in joining Hipster Whale



  • Base salary is 80-120K+ AUD depending on experience and skills.
  • This is a full-time on-going position
  • We aim to move through the recruitment process as quickly as possible and will respond to all applicants regardless of the outcome. 
  • Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we’re unfortunately not able to provide specific feedback to each applicant.
  • Applications are open until filled
Hipster Whale
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Hipster Whale is an entirely independent Melbourne based studio, founded in 2014. Hipster Whale’s first release, Crossy Road, was a viral success and has been downloaded hundreds of millions of times. Hipster Whale continues to make bright and funny games with broad appeal.

Hipster Whale released PAC-MAN 256 with Bandai Namco in 2015, Disney Crossy Road in 2016 with Disney, Piffle in 2018 with Mighty Games, and most recently Crossy Road Castle in 2020.

Work Culture

We offer flexible working conditions, a lovely light-filled office right near Flinders Street Station (don’t worry, we also have blinds if darkness is more your thing), and training and development opportunities. Team happiness and fulfilment is essential for our business to be successful, and we know that means a respectful work/life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diverse applications.

If you can tick most of the requirements for a role but not all, please do contact us. We are always interested to see candidates who could grow into an advertised role. Don't let the list of attributes scare you off if you feel a role is really you.

Featured Game
Crossy Road is the 8-bit endless arcade hopper that started it all. Collect custom characters and navigate freeways, railroads, rivers and much more. Join over 200 MILLION players worldwide and experience Hipster Whale's massive viral #1 hit!
Join the Crossy Road crew in this endlessly spinning cooperative tower climb. Bring your friends and see how far you can get. Keep climbing as high as you can! Every run is different!
PAC-MAN 256 is the maze that never ends. But the Glitch is coming for you… Challenge your friends with the local co-op multiplayer mode, up to 4 players. Waka waka on PAC-DOTS and stay ahead of the super-villain: The Glitch. Take on a new gang of revived retro-ghosts including Sue, Funky, and Spunky and Outsmart them with over 20 ridiculous power ups: Laser, Tornado, Giant and much more.
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