Live Producer (Apex Legends)

Electronic Arts - Los Angeles, CA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $74,000 - $94,000 a year
Requisition Number:153011
Location:Los Angeles - Chatsworth
Date Opened:2018-10-11
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. We shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and recently shipped a free-to-play battle royale game in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends. We are currently hiring for our Star Wars™, Apex Legends, and Super Secret VR game development teams. The opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.

We’re looking for an experienced Live Producer who will embrace our philosophy and share his/her hard earned expertise to help us create an incredible experience for our players. We’re picturing someone who can anchor communication across the team, manage cross-functional workflow-dependencies and risks, and help the team hit their development goals. If this sounds like you, we're looking forward to seeing your resume!

What you’ll do...

Perform as a key member of the Production team. Help ensure smooth development processes by acting as a conduit of communication between departments, and making sure schedules are on point with team and project needs.

Raise awareness of issues, and help remove roadblocks.

Work closely with the Production team and department leads, keeping them informed of any issues or needs.

Identify and help alleviate any discrepancies between department schedules and productivity towards milestones. Keep track of dependencies and raise red flags as needed.

Constantly evaluate whether awareness is being maximized and adjust strategy as needed.

Work directly with department leads to help prioritize needs.

Record and track feature requests and follow up to determine feasibility within various departments.

Combat inertia, act as a force to keep moving things forward.

Help identify and help resolve team issues.

Constantly evaluate and iterate to improve production and development processes.

Ideally you will have...

Experience as a Producer supporting a live game.

5+ years’ experience as an embedded member of a studio development team is ideal.

Working understanding of the function and relationship between the different departments of game development.

Professional experience with scheduling and project tracking software (Excel, MS Project, JIRA.)

Off the charts communications skills.

Deep and demonstrable knowledge of game development.

A strong drive to be proactive. A knack for predicting/catching issues before they come up.

Sense of urgency and a desire to get things done.

Ability to self-motivate and help motivate others.

Smart with strong intuition.

Sense of personal responsibility for knowing everything that happening with the game, playtesting, etc.

Detail oriented but also focused on the big picture. Sees the forest but knows everything about the trees.

Familiarity with bug reporting and related software.

Deeply organized. Grand juggler of many things.

Strong people skills. Empathy for fixing the problems of others, respect for others’ time.

Intense passion for video games.

Benefits & Perks

Here is a sneak peek at some of what we offer…

Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.

Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.

Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.

401K with company match and no vesting period.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Generous parental leave for new parents.

Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.

Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.

Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.

Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, and launch parties.

Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.

Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.

Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.

State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.

On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.

A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.

Friendly, caring co-workers and management.

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.