Project Manager

Retro Studios
Austin, TX, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

  • Responsible for maintaining project timelines and forecasting for all products in development.
  • Provides studio-wide risk reports to the Development Director for use in risk mitigation and partner messaging.
  • Responsible for studio-wide communication of project status.
  • Maintain head-count allocations and long-term staffing projections.
  • Collaborate with QA and Department Coordinators to ensure the timely delivery of milestones.
  • Ensure clear communication and swift resolution of cross-department dependencies.
  • Manage internal/external partnerships and dependencies.
  • Collaborate with the legal and finance departments to shepherd external vendor MSAs and SOWs through draft, execution, amendment, and payment.
  • Work with Department Coordinators to ensure our JIRA database is an accurate reflection of current and planned work.
  • Provide direction to the IT Department on the configuration of our JIRA database.

* This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of production experience in game development.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Very comfortable speaking to and moderating a large group of team-members.
  • Well-versed with JIRA, Confluence, and MS Office Suite.
  • Must have very good soft-skills and a keen aptitude for navigating complex problems.
  • Is comfortable communicating challenging status updates in a calm and pragmatic way.
  • Can effectively collaborate with a team that reflects a broad range of experience and personality types.
  • Must possess strong time management and estimation skills.
  • Highly driven to get closure on outstanding items and tie-up loose ends.
  • BFA, BS or equivalent experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity…celebrating strengths.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.