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Outsourcing Producer

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Interactive
At Skydance Interactive, we believe in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in interactive entertainment. Innovation in game design, technology and storytelling is the passion that drives our agile studio of dedicated and talented game creators. Collaboration across all disciplines is vital to our success and is at the core of the inclusive culture we strive to foster every day.
We empower our employees to take ownership of the features they develop and create their own solutions when challenges arise. As our studio grows, we want to bring even more risk-takers, innovators and diverse voices along for the ride as we continue to create the games that will defy convention and define the future of the medium.
Our studio was founded in 2008 by several Treyarch veterans as The Workshop. For eight years, we built our reputation in the AAA console space working on hit titles such as Gears of War, XCom 2, Sorcery and The Evil Within.
In 2016, we joined forces with Skydance Media to form Skydance Interactive and set our sights on becoming the premiere studio in the burgeoning arena of Virtual Reality. Following the success of our first VR title Archangel, we elevated our ambition and tackled The Walking Dead universe in VR. The result was the 2018 genre-defining hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.
With the success of the award winning multi-platform hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, we are seeking a talented, self-motivated, and organized Outsource Producer to join our growing production team.  This role will focus on fostering effective and open communication between internal and external both domestic and international, being the gatekeeper to ensure assets are delivered on-time and meet our quality and brand integrity, as well as implementing the approved assets directly into the engine. This role could expand to cover additional disciplines.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Leads to understand and communicate the visual goals of the project to external partners around the world, and maintain consistency of the artistic vision
  • Collaborate with the Production Team and Leads in the overall management of external schedules and resource plans
  • Develop, maintain, and manage professional relationships with outsource partners across various time zones and geographic locations
  • Track and provide specific technical and visual feedback on all assets throughout the stages of production, to completion
  • Implement approved assets into the engine
  • Create and manage best outsourcing practices, establish effective pipelines for asset tracking and manage contractual obligations/expectations of deliveries and deadlines
  • Requirements

  • Prior outsourced art management or art direction in a game environment, with at least one shipped title
  • Thorough knowledge of modern art pipelines within a production environment
  • Previous game experience in a 3d art or animation role
  • Excellent communication skills across internal and external teams and the ability to provide clear and concise direction, bridging the gap between both sets of teams
  • Experience with version control, task tracking, and documentation tools such as Perforce, Jira, Trello/Favro, and Confluence
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple departments to ensure all assets meet technical requirements and can be integrated into the project
  • Experience collaborating with diverse teams
  • Pluses

  • Interest in VR and an understanding of the current VR market
  • Worked for an art outsource house
  • Art training (3D modeling, texturing, animation, 2D concepts)
  • Broad knowledge of, or experience in, other gaming disciplines
  • Avid video game player, familiar with a wide variety of games and platforms
  • Unreal 4 experience
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
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