Production Director

Bonfire is looking for a Production Director to lead production across all disciplines on a multiplayer team-based competitive game. In this role you will build and evolve the foundation of our production strategy and values, as well as guide the team towards alignment and goals - developing and iterating the “how” we make games while helping the team do their best work.

Bonfire Studios is a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment where every developer’s voice shapes the company, the game, and the tasks we work on each day. As the Production Director on a small, focused team, you will have the opportunity to add significant value and make an extraordinary impact on the development of our games.

In this role, you will…
  • Develop and evolve overall production strategies for development of Bonfire’s game.
  • Drive alignment with stakeholders across disciplines on major goals and decisions that impact our game and team.
  • Collaborate closely with the development team, with a focus on positive team dynamics and helping teams and individuals do their best work.
  • Guide the game development team from inception/production phases through live service. Drive the prioritization of goals, determining the order of what comes first, and where to narrow the scope.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the game to help the team iterate for quality, positive change, and impact.
  • Integrate long term planning while allowing for autonomy, iteration/change, and flexibility.
  • Adapt production strategies and processes for different groups based on differing needs.
  • Help make the team as efficient as possible; unblock team members and remove or change inefficient processes.
  • Evolve and improve internal communication strategies. Communicate often through various methods, keeping the team informed of what is happening in development and providing a sense of progress. Iterate for efficiency and clarity.
  • Work closely with the team, listening and following what is happening in development to help come up with priorities and process improvements.
  • Create and execute presentations as needed both internally and for external partners.
We’re excited about you because you…
  • Have significant experience in production leadership on a live multiplayer game/s, ideally from inception through live service.
  • Are a designer and iterator of process, not an enforcer of process.
  • Are comfortable at both the strategic level as well as being in the weeds day to day with the development team.
  • Prioritize the teams you work with and value operating in an inclusive, collaborative leadership style as opposed to top-down command, unblocking and guiding teams towards alignment.
  • Value building trust with the people you work with.
  • Are empathetic towards different disciplines' unique styles and can also influence towards trying new approaches. 
  • Are comfortable with adapting to needs of different groups and/or phases of development; understanding when structure will help with progress and when an organic approach is better.
  • Are adept at leading meetings, setting agendas and action items, and following up as appropriate.
  • Can see both the details and the big picture, and can pull together a high volume of information across development to make predictions and use insightful judgment.
  • Have a background in developing strategies and development processes while taking into consideration dependencies, goals, and constraints.
  • Communicate well across various channels: in writing, verbally, through presentations, etc.
  • Value working with a diverse team and welcome different perspectives.
  • Have a growth mindset and also care about helping others develop.
  • Are as passionate about the creative process and developing games as we are!
You’ll love working at Bonfire because we…
  • Are a small, tight-knit group of highly experienced game developers who are as passionate about our team as we are our game.
  • Offer opportunity to learn and contribute beyond your focused discipline in areas of interest or passion.
  • Practice candor and feedback, leveling ourselves and each other up in the process.
  • Play games and have fun together, kindling our own love for games and learning about each other.

You can learn more about Bonfire's studio culture, team, benefits, and perks on our website: www.bonfirestudios.com. Any information you submit is used for recruiting purposes only, and is never shared. You can learn more in our privacy policy.

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