Senior Technology Producer, Studio X

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Wizards Of The Coast

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!

We're looking for someone to help ideate and implement the next generation of tools used by the team who designs and develops the game, Magic: The Gathering. The person who fills this role as our new Senior Technology Producer will be the primary strategist behind moving our workflow into a modern, cloud-based direction. They will carve the way for workflow innovation and efficiencies across the entire Studio.

Do you bring the perfect blend of engineering and product management skills, with an eye towards software architecture, user-experience design, and creative workflows? Are you well-versed in modern content management systems, databases, Adobe Creative Cloud services, and more? If you love untangling messy problems for the benefit of an end-user, and want to work with a passionate team who builds a beloved product—yet also dreams of a better future for how we work—this role might be the one!

What you'll do:

  • Develop a deep understanding of our current technology and tools, identifying pitfalls and areas of risk.
  • Build and own a roadmap for where we must innovate or invest, in order to shepherd the team to a more scalable future.
  • Internalize how we create Magic: The Gathering card sets, and use this knowledge to craft accurate and detailed user stories.
  • Work with team members in feature prioritization and tradeoffs.
  • Foster support from leadership and partners with respect to the business impacts of this work.
  • Capture and analyze technical requirements to support the design and development of technology and/or process solutions.
  • Recommend how we need to implement new systems and workflows that can support giant data sets and oodles of creative assets.
  • Coordinate, implement, and communicate production schedules that use internal development teams as well as off-the-shelf solutions.
  • Identify, evaluate, and communicate changes that may have an impact on a project's results or timeline.
  • Encourage a culture which identifies and removes impediments.
  • Facilitate discussions between business, live operations, and engineering teams.
  • Continually analyze existing processes and lead ongoing improvements that promote operational efficiency—through standardization, simplification, and/or discontinuance.
  • Implement processes, procedures, and documentation standards to ensure compliance with internal Technology and Corporate IT regulations.

What you'll bring:

  • An in-depth understanding of both technical and creative processes.
  • Past experience developing full-stack software systems, as either an Engineering Manager or Technical Product Manager.
  • Experience in both Agile and Waterfall development.
  • A consistent track record of product delivery.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to encourage technology teams to consistently deliver high quality work.
  • Certified Scrum Master, Product Owner, or equivalent years of experience.
  • Highly capable with requirements analysis, software development, cloud native technologies, DevOps, continuous delivery, quality assurance, and live operations.

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you are selected to move forward in our application process and need to request an accommodation, please let your recruiter or coordinator know.

Location: Renton, WA

Date posted: 2021-12-11