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Director of Production

Manticore Games

Manticore Games

San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

We are looking for an experienced Director of Production to help strategize, implement, schedule, and maintain specific features on a new immersive, open-world sandbox life-simulation Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game. We want an individual who can own the production of multiple features while working with the Product Team on design and scope.


  • Drive the completion of project goals and facilitate communication, organization, and accountability across a multi-discipline development team
  • Help implement production schedules for features at all stages: ideation, development, launch, and post-launch support
  • Anticipate production issues and remove roadblocks or bottlenecks that may prevent developers from achieving their goals on time
  • Collaborate closely with product, design, engineering, QA, and art teams to ensure high-quality deliverables
  • Help make informed decisions in conjunction with leads on development priorities and resources
  • Evaluate current team processes, identify weaknesses, and implement new/changed processes across disciplines to increase efficiency
  • Communicate frequently with the production team as well as with team leadership regarding project status, risks, and opportunities
  • Implement and share new ways of improving operational efficiency and increasing predictability


  • 8+ years of Production experience, ideally with MMOs, virtual worlds, and social simulations, with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience working directly with engineers with the ability to understand, effectively communicate and drive technical features
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to influence others and write, speak, and present with impact
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools, Jira specifically
  • Experience running a live service
  • Track record of shipping high-quality products


  • Experience running remote teams
  • UGC and/or publishing platform experience
  • Experience developing on PC and Consoles simultaneously


  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life/AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits
  • ADP Employee Discount Program
  • Daily Lunch (in office only)
  • Free Snacks & Beverages (in office only)

$125,000/year to $180,000/year

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