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Retro Studios

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Collaborates to define and realize the long-term development goals of the studio.

  • Directs the development and production of assigned software products.

  • Accountable for project schedule, scope, delivery schedules, and product quality.

  • Analyzes the production and scheduling impact of creative directions.

  • Provides solutions to production and schedule challenges as a result of creative direction from parent company.

  • Acts as the liaison and coordinator between departments to meet schedule and production goals.

  • Directs and communicates development related tasks to stakeholders.

  • Monitors and modifies the product development processes, planning technologies, and resource allocation for the studio.

  • Identifies, defines, and resolves any barriers to successful execution of the game vision.

  • Lead the project management team in driving project scheduling, resource allocation, prioritization, task tracking and problem solving to achieve results.

  • Accountable for meeting product development schedules.

  • Manages day-to-day project schedule coordinating activities across diverse disciplines to project completion.

  • Assists in developing talent for the product development and project management team.

  • Ensures direct reports have appropriate resources to achieve defined objectives.

  • Handles performance evaluations, bonus reviews, and any necessary disciplinary plans for direct reports.

  • Makes recommendations for promotions of individuals within team.

  • Responsible for having 1-1 meetings to understand career goals for individuals in group.

  • Coordinates with the development management group to understand evolving needs of the studio.

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

  • Thorough understanding of interactive entertainment methodology and the video game production pipeline.

  • Experience leading a team with emphasis collaborating with Senior and Executive level leadership.

  • Extensive experience and knowledge of production processes and methodologies.

  • Ability to foster a dynamic and collaborative team environment.

  • Broad knowledge across all development disciplines including; production, art, design, engineering, and tools.

  • 10+ years' experience in production for interactive entertainment, including several product cycles in a comparable role.

  • Previous experience managing or mentoring development leadership and production staff.

  • Excellent decision-making capabilities.

  • Experience working with outsourcing companies preferred.

  • Effective written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity…celebrating strengths.

This job was posted on Tue Sep 17 2019 and expired on Tue Sep 24 2019.
Minimum $65,129
$86,558 average
Maximum $108,303

Nintendo

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Company - Public

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Large

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Over $10B

Location

Redmond, WA,

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Arts/Entertainment/Publishing

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