Executive Producer

About Lab42 

Lab42 is a best-in-class cross-platform game developer based in the UK. Our headcount has grown with fantastic, experienced people supported by a veteran management team with backgrounds from Activision, Codemasters and EA.  
We developed the officially licensed photo-realistic, sports/simulation Snooker19 with World Snooker for all major Consoles and PC. That’s in addition to providing a range of development services and special projects to a growing client list which features Paradox, Sega, Codemasters and Curve Digital. 
Lab42 is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.

The role @ Lab 42

Lab42 Games are looking for an Executive Producer to join the studio. In this role you will be responsible for managing and mentoring a team of talented producers in a studio that completed 9 game projects over the last year. You must be genuinely passionate about production and have the knowledge, expertise and experience to both manage complex development planning and to drive positive changes within the department.

In your new role you will:

  • Manage, mentor and assist a team of producers responsible for multiple game development projects
  • Research and recommend new production and development initiatives to improve performance and efficiency
  • Manage communication of project progress to the Development Director,  internal senior management team and external stakeholders
  • Review and approve all production related milestone deliverables before submission to clients
  • Manage studio wide production resource allocation
  • Assist production staff in identifying and resolving conflict between schedule, budget, and scope goals.
  • Coach and mentor all production staff
  • Be accountable for production direction and decision making
  • Assist directly with production on projects when required
  • Continuously assess risk and keep scope of projects in line with budget and schedule.
  • Manage day to day communication of matters regarding schedule, capacity, change and risk whilst making recommendations accordingly
  • To be successful you will have:

  • Proven experience in senior production roles
  • Multiple shipped products including full cycle project responsibility (AAA or console experience preferred)
  • Experience managing multiple production teams
  • Excellent knowledge of Agile, waterfall, and other project common project management methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of common project management tools (Jira, TFS, Azure Dev-Ops)
  • Good knowledge of task tracking systems and game industry-standard software tools
  • Self-organized and proactive
  • What We Offer:
    ·               Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews
    ·               Electric car scheme
    ·               Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
    ·               Flexible Working  
    ·               27 Days Holiday, including your birthday a duvet day and Christmas
    ·               Holiday ‘buy and sell’ scheme
    ·               5 Paid Learning Days, including 1 volunteer day per year
    ·               Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses, The Gnomen Workshop, GDC Vault and more
    ·               Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
    ·               Free Life Assurance - 4x Salary
    ·               Free Income Protection Scheme -up to 75%
    ·               Free Dental Insurance
    ·               Supportive Employee Assistance Programme with confidential 24/7/365 helpline & app
    ·               Access remote GP, Mental Health, Physio appointments & medical second opinions
    ·               Additional flexible benefits scheme
    ·               Cycle to Work Scheme
    ·               Mental Health First Aiders
    ·               Payroll Giving Scheme
    ·               Game & Book Libraries
    ·               Long service & project completion awards
    ·               Wrap Parties
    ·               Alternative Travel Prize Draw
    ·               The Sumo GameJam
    ·               Great family events
    ·               Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
    ·               Life Drawing
    ·               Yoga Classes
    ·               Free fruit and drinks
    ·               Employee Referral Bonus     
    ·               Career Development      
    ·               Relocation Support to the UK
    ·               Visa Sponsorship

    Why should you work at Lab42?  

    Lab42 was formed with just one developer, and we have grown organically over the last five years. Now part of the Sumo Group we’re based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa; a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene.
    It’s an exciting time to be part of the Sumo family, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
    We are a small, dedicated bunch with experience, drive, passion and creativity. Lab42 has a flexible working environment that make this a relaxed and friendly place to work. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff we have been able to hire many industry veterans, and we are proud to have one of the lowest rates of staff attrition in game development.