Executive Producer, Warzone - Raven Software - Remote Eligible

May 15, 2024
Middleton, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Full remote

Job Title:

Executive Producer, Warzone - Raven Software - Remote Eligible

Requisition ID:

R022968

Job Description:

Activision Blizzard, Inc., is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovative worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

DIVISION: Founded in 1990 by brothers Brian and Steve Raffel, Raven Software is the developer of numerous award-winning games including Hexen, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and most recently, a major contributor to the blockbuster Call of Duty® franchise, including Call of Duty Cold War and Call of Duty Warzone. We have built a supportive, team-oriented culture dedicated to developing industry-leading talent that creates the best gaming experiences for our players. We are based in Middleton, Wisconsin, a suburb of Madison, annually ranked on numerous lists as one of the top places to live and work.

RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Senior Director, Production.

JOB OVERVIEW:

As our Executive Producer, you are the primary driver of the Project Roadmap for Warzone. You will help shape why we’re doing what we’re doing for our players in alignment with the Senior Creative Director and Business Unit (the Vision), you will work with the Game Director to align on content packages that meet the vision (the Plan), and you will drive alignment on who is doing the work across all Studios with the Associate Director, Production Operations with an understanding of the team’s skills and capacity (the Team).

As Executive Producer, you inspire your team to deliver quality results every day. You empower other Producers in the organization to do their best work, and you act as a shield against shifting priorities and scope creep for the entire development team. You serve as an example for What Great Looks Like for driving product quality, consistent communication, follow-through, and leading a team with empathy and understanding.


 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Accountable for delivery of the execution Roadmap, including development Milestones, external dependencies and other key events.

  • Supports high-level project resourcing initiatives with Assoc Director, Production Operations and with Partner Studios, ensuring all plans are founded in feasibility.

  • Makes high-level product priority calls in alignment with Game Director, Senior Creative Director, Associate Director, Production Operations and Product Manager with consideration of player needs, business goals, and team capacity.

  • Communicates the decisions we’ve made to the development team, SLT and Partners, and keeps them apprised of status, changes and risks.

  • Advocates for the team in negotiations with Partners and BU, championing the team’s strengths and securing work that is meaningful to the team.

  • Drives product scope and quality expectations with Partner Studios and the Business Unit, and ensures requirements are documented and communicated to the team.

  • Maintains alignment on project status through regular communication with the game team, Partner Studios and the Business Unit.

  • Proactively removes roadblocks for the development team, making sure plans stay on track. Consistently communicates product risks and mitigation plans to all impacted parties.

  • Leads and guides production processes and practices within the project so the team is set up for success.

  • Builds and fosters an environment of accountability and support within the project.

  • Serves as a consistent voice of the product vision, internally and externally.

PROCESSES & ARTIFACTS OWNED:

  • Partner Team Priorities & Roadmapping Alignments

  • Executive Leadership Project Reviews & Playtests

  • Internal Leadership Project Greenlights

  • Executive Project Reports

  • Team Milestone Communications

BEHAVIORS:

  • Consistently Calm Under Pressure

  • Utilizes Strong Negotiation Skills

  • Ability to Speak to External Audiences with Confidence

  • Crafts High-level Project Presentations for Various Audiences

  • Leads through Influence and Delegates Work 

  • Makes Effective Tradeoffs with Creatives & Partner Teams

  • Advocates for the Team

  • Solves Problems Proactively

  • Embodies Team Culture 

  • Approaches Problems with Curiosity, has a Growth Mindset

  • Helps Others Maintains Calm and Focus in Trying Situations and Meetings

  • Proactively Sets Up Meetings and Conversations for Success

PRIMARY AUDIENCES:

  • Raven Project Teams

  • Raven Leadership & Executive Team

  • Partner Studio Leadership & Executive Team

  • Activision Executives

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 10 years in Game industry with 4+ of those years in a leadership role on COD or a comparable franchise or license

  • Experience managing Senior & Lead Producers

  • Excellent peer reviews

  • Excellent creative partner reviews

  • Excellent partner studio reviews

TOOLS PROFICIENCY:

  • Expert in Confluence, Miro, Jira, Sheets/Excel, Slides/Powerpoint

  • Proficient in Shotgrid

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $124,400.00 - $230,300.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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