Playabl, Inc. is seeking a Project Manager / Producer to manage a team of developers creating expressive, personality-rich 3D character games for a variety of platforms.
We are a startup game development studio co-located in Portland, Oregon and the SF Bay Area. Playabl’s mission is to create AI-driven interactive characters with dynamic, real-time aliveness, that converse naturally with players in spoken English, using speech recognition.
Playabl's characters are contemporary, everyday people in dramatic situations, with highly-expressive faces and emotive body postures, gestures, and vocal performances.
What You’ll Do:
Collaborate with the team to establish feature schedules, milestone definitions and sprint goals
Drive the game development sprint cycle from development to release, on time and on budget
Run team meetings and stand-ups, resolving impediments as they arise
Facilitate prioritization of requests for art and engineering teams
Ensure teams consistently and predictably deliver on their highest priority work, on schedule
Coordinate QA and testing efforts and build pushes
Communicate to individual team members, external contributors, and studio management on the status of live issues, tasks, features, and projects
What We Seek:
Candidates are expected to possess a minimum 3 years experience and 2 shipped titles as a Producer within the software or video game industry
Experience leading, motivating and driving teams to success in an Agile environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work productively remotely as needed
Assertive and outstanding team player with a high level of emotional intelligence
Strong prioritization and scoping skills, both for personal tasks and for helping developers identify what they should be focusing on
Enthusiasm for video games and games production
Proficiency with Pivotal, Jira or similar production tracking software
Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
What You’ll Get:
Flexible work hours
A mix of working in-office and remotely
Experience with cutting-edge AI and mixed-reality technologies
Initially this position will be a part-time contractor role, that can grow into full-time employment as our startup ramps up over time.
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Producer" in the subject line.
Playabl, Inc. is an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, age, marital status, or disability.