Important PSA: we've received reports of scammers who are posing as Manticore recruiters using a fraudulent email address. Legit emails from Manticore will always come from a manticoregames.com address - note the plural 'games', not singular.
For real roles at Manticore, we'll communicate by official email. We don't use gmail addresses, and we don't ask candidates to switch to a messaging app like Telegram. We do always do video interviews, so you'll see us on camera.
As this is becoming more common in the game industry, we recommend all job hunters carefully note the "from" email of recruiters. Never share your banking information or make a purchase of equipment based on a social media message. If in doubt, reach out to others at the company.

Senior/Lead Producer

Manticore GamesĀ® is building a new immersive, open world sandbox life-simulation Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game leveraging the power of its UGC platform, Core. Manticore launched the Core platform in 2021, featuring live events, interactive entertainment, and more than 50,000 games and worlds to play and explore. Core is a radically accessible game construction kit and social game-playing platform, all-in-one. Now, Manticore is expanding on the Core universe and is looking for qualified pioneers to join the journey.

We are looking for an experienced Lead Producer 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. This role will partner with QA and other departments to ensure a quality product.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a team of design/product, engineering, and art resources on Core to ensure quality and timeliness on features
  • Drive the completion of project goals and facilitate communication, organization, and accountability across a multi-disciplined team
  • Work with product leaders to schedule, test, and drive features to ensure timely delivery
  • Own kick offs, schedule, tasking, and bug tracking for features
  • Have a strong understanding of the Product goals for any given feature
  • Work with product leads in understanding risk and resource needs for features
  • Facilitate day-to-day tasks and communication between game design, art, and engineering
  • Ensure the quality bar is hit and internal reviews are occurring at appropriate times
  • Help make informed decisions in conjunction with leads on development priorities and resources
  • Anticipate and proactively resolve issues and questions related to project scheduling, including (but not limited to) identifying roadblocks or bottlenecks that may impact the team from achieving their goals on time
  • Be a spokesperson for the consumer experience

Requirements

  • A minimum of 8+ years work experience in the development of high-quality online games, with at least of 6+ years in a Production role 
  • Having produced and shipped at least 1 online PC game, ideally across multiple phases of game development
  • Familiarity with some project management and development tools (Jira, Excel, Bugzilla, Microsoft Project)
  • Familiarity with Agile and Waterfall project methodologies
  • Able to communicate effectively with design, art, product, and engineering 

Pluses

  • Experience using Unreal Engine
  • Experience working on MMO games
  • Experience shipping/maintaining a Live Service game

Perks

  • 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)

$100,000/year to $160,000/year

A reasonable estimate of the current US base salary range for this position is salary (the range listed above) + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within that range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including but not limited to job-related skill sets, experience and training, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include discretionary bonus (if any, based on individual and organizational performance), equity, or benefits. 

Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.