Sony London Studio is leading the charge in building AAA VR games – our vision is to become the World’s Best AAA VR Games Developer – and, with our most recent release, Blood & Truth, we’ve taken a bold step forward towards this ambitious vision.
As Production Director, you will use a blend of creative, technical and management experience to create and lead the games production discipline and deliver in all areas of the development process. You will be experienced in communication, leadership and best practice production process, using these to problem solve and ensure that the production team can maximise the efficiency of the development team to optimise on Time, Cost and Quality. You’ll encourage teams to collaborate, pushing their ideas and suggestions. You will develop and grow the competencies of the current production team towards our AAA vision. We are looking for you to join us with pushing the boundaries within the VR medium and setting the bar for the rest of the industry to follow!
WHAT YOU WILL DO/RESPONSIBILITIES
You will work directly with the Director of VR to define the production approach for the game title(s)
You will head the teams production process, managing ideas and building consensus and passion in its direction
You will provide active and on-going communication regarding the state of the production team, and review staffing plans regularly and proactively in relation to the current project phase and objectives
You will manage the production and test teams holding regular 121s, setting objectives, looking after the team’s welfare and providing mentoring
You are the keeper of the production roadmap, budget and resource plans.
You will actively be involved in delivering performance reviews for the production team
WHO YOU ARE/QUALIFICATIONS
You are an excellent leader
You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills
You are highly organized and have the ability to juggle multiple priorities & deliveries
You possess the ability to conceptualize a creative vision and establish quality benchmarks for the team
You have an indepth understanding of production processes such as Agile and Scrum and can ensure that the team follows best practice in regards to these.
You show good judgement and reach conclusions and propose decisions – while offering positive and constructive feedback
You are an excellent people person, with the ability to read and champion the health of the team (including identifying any training & development needs or team structure changes)
You will have a proven track record of proactive problem solving, working in collaboration with other discipline leads (art, animation, audio, and engineers)
You will have at least 5+ years’ experience at a senior production level with at least one shipped title from concept to final in this role