Outsourcing Producer

Regular/Full-Time

Posted 01.31.2018

Santa Monica Studio is seeking an Outsourcing Producer to join the team behind the critically acclaimed God of War games.

The Outsourcing Producer will be well-versed in project management methodologies, in addition to having a background in art and/or animation. The individual in this role will interface with vendors on a wide variety of outsourcing needs, work closely with internal leads and artists, and team with internal production to expand outsourcing efforts in the studio. The ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external teams to support the creative vision of the game is crucial.

RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Review, provide feedback, and facilitate approval of the technical and artistic quality of assets from external vendors. 
  • Collaborate with internal team to build asset lists, specification documents, and proxies.
  • Set up integration pipeline and integrate assets into engine as needed.
  • Facilitate the flow of incoming and outgoing assets to the appropriate groups.
  • Provide technical support for internal tools and processes to external vendors. 
  • Manage additional outsourcing artists. 
  • Assist Senior Producers in maximizing efficiencies, anticipating bottlenecks, and growing outsourcing pipeline. 
  • Exhibit pragmatic long view with an eye to driving pipeline improvements. Stay on top of industry trends, explore new tools, and make recommendations.

 REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 – 5 years of professional industry experience with at least one AAA title shipped.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art or equivalent experience. 
  • Demonstrable ability to work with internal and external production structures. 
  • Well-versed in the latest artist workflows, tools, and pipelines.
  • Working knowledge of Maya, Z Brush, and basic Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling and texturing in character, environment, and concept art.
  • Previous experience working with external vendors required; a vast network of established vendor relationships is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiasm and initiative.

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience directing external teams.
  • Experience in physically based rendering.
  • Art direction experience.

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