External Development Supervisor - Treyarch (Los Angeles)

Apr 20, 2024
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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External Development Supervisor - Treyarch (Los Angeles)

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As an External Development Supervisor at Treyarch, you will be the champion of external content development, overseeing a key development component in producing exciting experiences for millions of gamers across the globe.

You will establish and maintain relationships with reliable third party vendors to facilitate and achieve production goals with the best outsource content possible.

What you’ll do…

  • Effectively orchestrate and drive art outsourcing efforts with our third party vendors to ensure solid and sustainable production results.
  • Identify outsourcing needs, establish workflows, technical and artistic specifications, and establish an effective feedback process between production, artists, and third party vendors.
  • Guide a multidisciplinary team of coordinators, production staff, art staff, and content integrators with a focus unifying processes for maximum efficiency and quality.
  • Forecast, update, and revise projections to ensure budgets are planned and managed accurately.
  • Share your deep passion and knowledge of outsourcing capabilities with others to ensure the outsourcing experience is enjoyable for all parties involved.
  • Contribute creative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.

To succeed you should have…

  • 3+ years in the games industry, including experience managing game art development pipelines.
  • Shipped at least one AAA console/PC title as an outsourcing manager or similar production role.
  • A comprehensive understanding of game development process, including asset creation and integration best practices.
  • Experience predicting, identifying, and resolving outsource pipeline risks.
  • Experience managing budgets, including forecasting, updating, and reporting.
  • An inspiring ability to lead by example echoed through a professional and egoless personality.
  • A history of building teams that thrive on supporting other teams.
  • Proficiency with developing schedules, setting milestones, and deliver against agreed deadlines.
  • Proven track record in focusing on priorities, managing change, and coordinating efforts to overcome any resistance, setbacks, and obstacles that may arise.
  • Rock-solid written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Experience navigating 3rd party vendor evaluation and authorization processes.
  • A passion for games and game art.

We’d love it if you also have…

  • Knowledge of 3D Studio Max, Maya, Photoshop, Substance, ZBrush, and/or other industry standard software used for developing art assets.
  • Exceptional knowledge of task-tracking software and tools (e.g., Jira, Shotgun, etc.).
  • Significant understanding of the Call of Duty franchise and Warzone.
  • Prior experience working on a games-as-a-service product.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

About Treyarch

Founded in 1996, Treyarch is a videogame studio whose purpose is to create awesome games for the world to enjoy. With this purpose in mind, we crafted the award winning Call of Duty: Black Ops series and pioneered the fan favorite Zombies mode.

At Treyarch, we empower the team to be individually driven to innovate on our games, processes, and culture. How we do things is just as important as what we do.

Studio culture and development, we believe it’s a team effort and that collaboration and hearing one another is key. Every day we face the large and small challenges together and every voice matters.

These values guide us in our mission to create moments that matter. Both to the players and to us, the creators. In an era where triumphs and defeats are readily shared, seeing players engage with our creations gives us great pride. Come help us create that next moment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.treyarch.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/treyarch, and @treyarch on Twitter.


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 $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 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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