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Director of Production and Operations

Company: Aristocrat Leisure
Location: Oakland
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Posting TitleDirector of Production and OperationsSummarySelf Aware Games (a division of Big Fish Games), creators of the category-leading social casino games Big Fish Casino and Jackpot Magic Slots is looking for a seasoned, highly motivated Director of Operations. The qualified candidate for this multi-faceted, leadership role will own production across our portfolio games, manage and develop a team of Technical Project Managers, drive improvement to cross-functional processes, and contribute to strategic operational planning as a key member of the studio leadership team. This is a complex role that requires a seasoned leader, who can negotiate and navigate across all aspects of the business and technology, confidently executing to commitments. This role will focus on developing talent and delivering quality and efficiency in development practices to support achievement of our goals. If you enjoy managing a team, driving cross-functional efforts to level up the organization, working in a fast development environment, and having a critical impact on the studio's success, then this is the right position for you.Responsibilities

  • The Director of Operations is responsible for the studio's overall project management function, providing leadership, integration and management of PMO processes and functions to improve the consistency and efficiency of the project delivery.
  • Manage interdependencies and coordination across projects to ensure that information relating to project deliverables, risks and issues are effectively communicated between stakeholders and that key performance indicators are monitored and evaluated.
  • Establish and implement a clear decision-making framework, communicate the framework to teams and ensure that members follow the structure during the production process.
  • Recommend plans of action to handle delays that impact the content, schedule or quality.
  • Optimize and enhance work methods to simply and clearly coordinate teams and working units.
  • Maintain and improve on processes that support on-time and on-quality delivery of all studio development projects, including production framework, team structures, and roadmaps.
  • Manage and develop the studio's Technical Project Managers.
  • Define, track, and improve development key performance indicators.
  • Identify and lead initiatives to improve and transform work streams, organizational efficacy, and scalability.
  • Work closely with General Manager and studio Leadership Team on strategic initiatives, planning, roadmap, and organizational development.
  • Partner with team leadership to create and recommend processes and project plans that allow the teams to efficiently produce a high-quality product on time and on budget.
  • Make informed decisions in conjunction with team leads on work methods, development pipeline, priorities, and available resources.
  • Works closely with stakeholders to understand the drivers and business goals of studio initiatives, vetting business cases, ensuring alignment with the strategic vision and appropriate portfolio decisions.
  • Lead planning, organizing, and tracking of programs ensuring program scope, schedule, quality and associated metrics are adequately defined and delivered.
  • Ensure that projects have integrated management and communication activities and that stakeholders have adequate understanding of program timelines, resource needs, risks, contentions, and dependencies.
  • Develop peer relationships in adjacent and dependent organizations
  • Drives Change management activities and communication of change
  • Advocate Agile management processes and protocols and drives a culture of executional excellence.Qualifications
    • 7-10 years of experience in project management or producer roles, with at least 3 of those in a management capacity.
    • Adept at and enjoys developing people along with processes and tools.
    • Passion for leading a diverse group of people and track-record building high-functioning teams.
    • Shipped multiple titles in a production role with a minimum of three mobile game projects.
    • Experience with Agile/Waterfall/SCRUM development with a successful track record of collaboratively defining product roadmaps and delivering against them using agile development methodologies.
    • Ability to succeed in challenging and ambiguous situations and thrive in a fast paced, changing environment; pushes creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing practices and mindsets.
    • Highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills with high energy, strong executive presence, and proven ability to create effective, matrix, cross-organization relationships, collaborating and communicating across business and technology stakeholders and multiple geographies.
    • Proven ability to build, mentor, and retain a team of top talent Big Fish Games is an equal-opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that's why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. Why Aristocrat?
      • World Leader in Gaming Entertainment
      • Robust benefits package
      • Global career opportunities
      • Our core values: All about the player, Talent Unleashed, Collective Brilliance and Good Business, Good Citizen Our Winning Ways
        • Unite - Come together as one team, with one vision
        • Develop - Empower, inspire and grow our people
        • Deliver - Execute with excellence, be accountable for results
        • Play - Be creative, celebrate success The US based roles may require registration with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and/or other gaming jurisdictions in which we operate. LocationOakland, CA, USJob familyBig Fish GamesContract TypeRegularTime TypeFull timeCompanyBig Fish Games Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time R0005669 About Us Big Fish has innovated, developed and published a diverse portfolio of world-class casual game franchises since 2002. Well known for its popular games--Toy Story Drop!,-- Gummy Drop! --and--Cooking Craze , Big Fish delights millions of players each and every day. The company is dedicated to "Play Inspired," delivering experiences to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device. Big Fish is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with a regional office in Oakland, California, and is part of--Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.--For more information:--www.bigfishgames.com

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