Senior Publishing Producer - Core Games

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
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<p><strong>Who We Are</strong></p><p>Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios are responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, including Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, Gearbox and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building, and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire millions of players around the world! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.</p><p>Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, problem solvers, and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, BioShock, Borderlands, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, WWE 2K, and XCOM.</p><p>At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.</p><p>2K is headquartered in Novato, California, and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).</p><p><strong>What We Need</strong></p><p>We are looking for a Senior Producer to join the 2K Core Games: Product team. As a Senior Producer, you will support our hard-working studio partners in developing quality games, from concept through post-launch updates, and assist in maintaining the creative vision of 2K’s game franchises. A Sr. Producer is a player-obsessed leader and team-builder, capable of taking charge of a product, feature, or external team and unifying cross-functional teams and partners towards a specific set of goals. This role requires day-to-day leadership in support of a single AAA title, and/or the simultaneous management of work streams across multiple titles. Senior Producers are ultimately responsible for ensuring our titles ship in a timely manner and to a high degree of quality. Additionally, the Sr. Producer is expected to contribute to the growth of the larger Publishing Production group, whether through improving group-wide processes, or spearheading initiatives around training or sharing their institutional knowledge.</p><p><strong>What You Will Do</strong></p><ul><li>Establish, maintain, and improve mutual collaboration with internal and external studios and teams to meet project schedules, quality goals and business objectives throughout the entire development life cycle</li><li>Collaborate with studio partners to ensure development priorities satisfy player expectations and quality goals, and that production schedules, project risks and cross-functional publishing roadmaps are aligned and maintained between studio and 2K.</li><li>Proactively drive creative solutions to address studio pain points and unblock development by bringing to bear the scale of 2K's shared services and network of vendors, cutting through red tape and finding opportunities to streamline and improve internal processes.</li><li>Ensure titles are set up for success regarding the full life of the franchise - including a post-launch strategies and in-market success KPIs</li><li>Validate product and feature budgets and maintain forecasts of the budget, anticipating, identifying, and resolving overruns with studios, outsourcing partners and other 2K publishing departments</li><li>Spearhead alignment and adherence to product quality targets, schedules, and budgets through clear expectation management, and iterative review and feedback cycles of milestone criteria per established contracts or internal processes</li><li>Ensure projects are set up for success in hitting quality targets through collaboration with 2K’s User Research, Market Research, Data Insights and QA depts.</li><li>Coordinate with internal partnerships and release management teams to shepherd projects throughout their lifecycle across all modern gaming platforms</li><li>Coordinate with internal partners, such as Marketing, QA, Product Management, Analytics, Localization, MoCap and finance to ensure alignment and timely execution of milestone deliverables and product launches</li><li>At times, directly lead a team of producers</li><li>Travel, both domestic and international, may be required</li></ul><p><strong>What Will Make You a Great Fit</strong></p><ul><li>5+ total years of proven experience, either in an internal game development role and/or publishing production role</li><li>Have had a significant contributing role in developing & bringing multiple titles to market</li><li>Multiple years of experience with industry standard production/project management tools and methodologies.</li><li>Ability to lead to and deliver on hard product deadlines with rapid development cycles while being the guardian over product quality</li><li>Experience building and maintaining relationships with internal & external studios, vendors, internal teams, and other critical resources</li><li>Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), time and project management skills</li><li>Strong contextual communication skills. Is adept at communicating in all venues with appropriate level of detail and with the specific audience in mind</li><li>Is detail oriented, thrives in a fast paced environment and is comfortable leading meetings, taking notes and asking tough questions.</li><li>Has direct experience developing console and/or PC titles, and detailed knowledge of shipping processes on associated platforms</li><li>Ability to assess in-development quality, proactively foresee development challenges, and mitigate risks at all phases of development</li><li>Expected to be a proactive problem solver: identify and own any aspect of publishing production that may need support; no task is too small</li><li>Must demonstrate strong fiscal sense while supporting budget and scope expectations, both within the team and to executive management. Requires general knowledge of titles P&L processes.</li><li>Experience with industry-first parties (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo) and seeing projects from concept to gold master</li></ul><p><strong>Bonus Points</strong></p><ul><li>Experience with AAA, large scale products preferred</li><li>2 years of experience working on a Live game or service is a plus</li><li>1-2 years working as a publishing producer preferred</li><li>Proven track record of using analytics systems to drive data informed product decisions (in development and post-launch) is preferred</li><li>Hands on experience with specific game development engines (UE/Unity/Custom) is a plus</li><li>Knowledgeable of game industry trends and markets is preferred</li><li>Experience building dashboards and reports, strong Excel skills is a plus</li><li>Demonstrable history of People Management skills and/or Mentorship work is preferred</li></ul><p>As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.</p><p><em>Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use accounts. </em></p>

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Situated in a beautiful park-like setting of The Domain, our office is surrounded by plenty of restaurants, shops, and vibrant culture.

An Insider's view of 2K

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a single mom, work-life balance is incredibly important to me. One of the things that attracted me most to 2K was the emphasis on creating an environment where employees are supported & empowered to excel in our work while recognizing that our people are our best assets, and to do great work, we have to take care of ourselves & families too.


Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Development

What does your typical day look like?

I work in Mocap Post Production. I’m mainly responsible for Head Mounted Camera footage in the post-processing and QA stage. I’m also the Lead for our small third volume, which we use exclusively for ROMming talent and props. I support processing the Mocap data and QA which helps to prepare assets for delivery. It’s very busy and very rewarding!


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, Drive, Always Learning, Open to New Ideas and a Team Player.


Senior Director, Talent

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to continue being industry leaders with a culture that serves as an example. Putting the customer first is the only way to thrive in this competitive entertainment industry. Every 'out of the box' creative idea is a risk; letting yourself take these risks and be willing to fail fast will lead to long-term success.


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Volunteer in local community
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OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
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2K provides weekly catering on Wednesdays.
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We also provide additional partner discounts on daily essentials, fitness reimbursement, and have ongoing raffles and give-aways.

In addition to vacation and time off benefits, we also have a generous compassionate leave program.

All benefits require eligibility pending employment type and location.

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