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Lead Producer

Company: Osmo, Tangible Play Inc
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Osmo is a whole-child educational product for parents looking to grow more than just their childs academic potential. We create engaging educational programs that help kids find that magical moment between digital adventure and physical, hands-on play. Used by over 1M families and 30,000 schools, Osmo was categorized as the best inventions by Time Magazine in 2014 when it launched, and continues to win awards, accolades and rave reviews.

A lead producer at Osmo is responsible for ensuring consistent, high quality product launches across a product line. You'll be involved from concept to launch, and will support the team by providing and implementing high volume scalable processes, properly allocating resources across projects, collaborating with product managers on roadmaps, and setting up communication pipelines that are optimized for efficiency while keeping teams focused and empowered! You are someone who can quickly identify problems that are affecting the product, or the team, and act quickly to resolve them. The day-to-day interactions within the team are just as important, and while processes can go a long way to making daily interactions smooth and effortless, you are expected to step in and run the teams day-to-day as needed.

Position Responsibilities
Design and implement scalable processes across products to keep teams empowered and leads informed Properly allocate time and resources across multiple projects, 30+ employees, and competing timelines and needs Understand requirements and interdependencies from cross-departmental teams and make recommendations based on sometimes competing priorities Regularly iterate on processes to continuously improve engineering and design pipelines and team satisfaction Communicate and coordinate at a high-level with business partners about contractors, vendors and third party developers Gather project requirements, goals, and scope estimates to coordinate and track project tasks and progress Collaborate with engineers, artists, curricular specialists, and key stakeholders to create compelling products that help kids learn Proactively identify potential risks and take action to troubleshoot, prevent and resolve Provide additional project support as needed for production tasks such as localization, tutorial design, user tests, and external beta testing Continual iteration and improvement of product design based on team feedback, user tests, and your own evaluation
7+ years experience having launched multiple products as a Producer in game development or as a Scrum Master, Project Manager, or in Product Operations Solid experience with project management software such as Jira, Trello or Basecamp and spreadsheet software such as Excel or Google Spreadsheets General knowledge in game development disciplines, including but not restricted to art, animation, software engineering, art and user research Has deep experience in analytical, problem solving, project management, and organizational skills to improve processes and utilize teams to their maximum velocity Willingness to mediate and resolve interpersonal and cross-team conflict Self-managing; driven and motivated Ability to think creatively, iterate rapidly, and participate in an environment where competing priorities require change Experience taking product requirements and translating them into high-level project plans to show resource utilization and from there, expectations on weekly and daily tasks
Nice to Have
A passion for creating engaging playful learning experiences for kids Bonus points if youve managed distributed teams across multiple time zones Excellent written and verbal communication skills A deep love and appreciation of collaborative team environments A desire to mentor and lead by example for junior folks in your role who will look up to you as a shining example for how they grow into their own careers Experience in working with or developing for kids, especially for educational products

Keywords: Osmo, Tangible Play Inc, Palo Alto , Lead Producer, Other , Palo Alto, California

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