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Manager Game Development

Location: 

Reno, NV, US, 89521

Requisition ID:  10195

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Overview

Do you have a compelling vision for creating award winning games in the gaming industry? IGT is looking for a Producer Manager who will inspire teams to create ‘Core’ game titles across MLP, Video, and Stepper product lines. As a working manager, you will work on your own projects as a Senior Producer and guides other Producers as a mentor and leader.   You will collaborate closely with the Creative Director with gathering and providing effective and constructive feedback, providing suggestions and solutions for product improvement where applicable.

Responsibilities

 

As the Producer Manager you must be highly skilled at: 

  • Managing the development, from concept to release, of assigned games and manages the product development cycle tasks to deliver products that satisfy corporate, licensor, and market requirements on-schedule, within budget and with desired functionality
  • Defining the technical and creative vision, creating and maintaining product documentation, leading a game development team to successfully accomplish the vision
  • Coordinating inputs from a variety of creative and knowledgeable individuals, prioritizing feedback, and communicating outcomes to leadership and game teams
  • Is an SME on industry trends, sharing insights and inspiration with the studio based on market evaluation and on-going research.
  • Managing employees who perform similar or related tasks, has direct and indirect reports
  • Provides mentorship and direction to Producers, Designers and creative talent providing regular feedback that helps them move forward along their IGT career path
  • Encourages curiosity and challenges staff to continually develop their creative skills and the overall skill level of the department
  • Conducts regular performance reviews and creates career development plans for personnel
  • Attracts, retains and motivates a high-performing creative team through creation and maintenance of a collaborative and supportive development culture. 
  • Projects a positive collaborative attitude

Qualifications

  • Master’s / Bachelor’s Degree in Gaming, Design, Mathematics or equivalent
  • Brings a solid and relevant portfolio of 7+ years that includes unique, successful and relevant projects in the gaming industry and/or casino gaming
  • Demonstrated experience via multiple shipped titles in a lead role with oversight of a design group or creative discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate product vision and align creative vision with both internal partners and an intended market
  • Experience collaborating with teams of strategists, creatives, designers, producers, account managers and content developers.
  • Experience managing and cultivating the career development or staff members
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the gaming industry

Keys to Success

  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Decision making
  • Drive results
  • Foster innovation
  • Personal energy
  • Self-leadership

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At IGT, we consider a wide range of factors in determining compensation, including background, skills, experience, and work location. These factors can cause your compensation to vary. The estimated starting compensation range for the Manager, Game Development II role is $84,000 - $197,500. The actual pay offered may end up being higher or lower. The Company will comply with all local pay requirements and collective bargaining agreements, where applicable. ​

Base pay is only one part of our Total Rewards program.  Sales roles may be eligible for commission payments, while other roles are eligible for discretionary bonuses .  In addition, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, health, dental, and vision insurance, life, accident, and disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, wellness programs, and identity theft insurance. Note: programs are subject to eligibility requirements. 


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe