Totem Learning are seeking to recruit a Producer to work alongside and assist the Game Director to manage the development of a serious game and digital learning projects from pre-production to release.

This is an opportunity to join a growing developer at an exciting time in the company’s development and work on titles that push the limits of the VR, AR and Serious Gaming to address hard to reach individuals and hard to teach subjects.

Totem is a fun, dynamic team where we work on varied projects and make a real difference to people's lives.

The successful candidate will assist with the day-to-day process of managing a cross discipline development team. The Leadership Team will be able to provide support to keep the project moving forward, and the team positive, informed and focused whilst keeping momentum. The role will require working with the project team to generate the project schedule, identify dependencies, solve problems and prioritise work.

It will also require the development and fostering of positive relationships and cohesion within the team and other relevant third parties, including relationships with our partners and clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive project planning for the team. Facilitate the planning and estimation process across the team to generate fully scoped plans for upcoming phases of the project and report to the Leadership Team.

  • Drive, maintain and update the development schedule.

  • Manage and motivate the development team, ensuring that milestones are adhered to, tech and decision pipelines remain unblocked and if changes to dates are incurred, all relevant parties are notified and the schedule adapted accordingly.

  • Communicate progress on current and upcoming milestones, providing detailed analysis on team performance, risks and areas for improvement.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

Essential

  • Very strong organisational skills. Driven and self-motivated.

  • Knowledge and experience of Agile development environments while working to strict timelines.

  • Able to identify, assess risks and strategise to mitigate them.

  • Experience of the full project life cycle on two or more development projects, or equivalent experience.

  • A good understanding of scheduling, planning, tracking and resource allocation.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills. You will be aware of potential and current issues and formulate pragmatic plans to solve them.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Always looking for ways to improve our process, team or project.

  • Enthusiastic, with a genuine passion for games and technology.

  • A team thinker - able to work within a team and to actively work to make the team perform cohesively.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience using MS Office applications especially Excel, project management scheduling tools e.g. trello, and bug management software.

WE’LL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Work in a flexible environment

  • Help define the studio culture and values

  • Create award winning titles

IN ADDITION WE WILL:

  • Pay a competitive salary, negotiable based on experience

  • Provide pension and childcare scheme

  • Commit to adding additional benefits as we grow