Content Production Manager at Project Archer

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About Us:

Project Archer is an Augmented Reality studio based in the Seattle area. We are a team of engineers, designers, innovators and creators dedicated to paving the way for augmented reality applications in the retail space. Our focus is on functional use cases that merge diverse data streams and personalized information with specific physical locations to create productive and entertaining immersive real-world shopping experiences.

What You’ll Do:

As a Program Manager for Project Archer, you’ll plan, execute, and deliver processes and practices that will enable our creative team to do their best work while being able to ship completed projects to our clients. You will work with a wide variety of teams within Project Archer including engineering, technical artists, 3D animators, narrative designers, operations and product. You will serve as a dependable point of contact for the creative department at Project Archer, and ensure the program’s needs for documentation and internal messaging are met. To do this, you will need a blend of project management and communications acumen to collaborate cross-functionally across business units.

Our Content Program Manager will be accountable for defining creative project scope and delivery schedules, planning technologies, and ensuring sufficient production resource allocation by performing the following duties:

  • Directs the creation, modification, and execution of macro schedules across the entire project. Ensures all deadlines are met in relation to project objectives and scope. Anticipates scheduling overruns and initiates actions to resolve them.
  • Creates, maintains, and reviews milestone deliverable documentation, collaborating with the project leadership, and other Project Managers to coordinate goals across diverse disciplines to project completion.
  • Drives efficiency in overall product development. Resolves resource and technology conflicts. Ensures organizational cohesiveness toward project objectives in conjunction with production leadership.
  • Anticipates and solves problems independently and collaboratively. Develops collaborative relationships across all departments.
  • Coordinates project changes with Creative Director(s) or project leadership and ensures all updates are communicated to the rest of the creative team. Communicates project through regular, proactive updates.
  • Maintains a constant awareness of content status and quality levels through regular play sessions. Evaluates project scope and makes recommendations to Creative Leadership.
  • Approves the re-prioritization of bugs during deadlines.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 5+ years of program & project management in the software industry
  • Hands on experience with Agile and in building processes, project management, and software development release schedules.
  • Expert software tools capabilities. Presentations: Keynote, Powerpoint, Google Slides; Modelling/diagramming: Visio, Omni Graffle and/or Lucidchart; Project Management: Confluence, Jira, and Smartsheets.
  • Experience in a large program management and/or operations environment, AR/VR platform knowledge is a plus
  • Experience working with technology and creative teams to drive cross-functional results and an understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Proven experience in working in a complex, matrixed environment, managing multiple stakeholders
  • Possess business acumen and proven ability to react quickly, and plan proactively to meet project needs
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Unity Game EngineFrameworks
    • Mix Reality Tool Kit Frameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • AzureDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • FigmaManagement

Location

8561 154th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

An Insider's view of Project Archer

What's something quirky about your company?

Although Project Archer is not a game, our team is filled with successful people from the gaming industry. We are excited about the cutting edge technology we get to use every day to make a big impact in a new industry for most of us.

Dave

3D Art Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

I get to work on so many exciting and fun projects. Something I am most excited about is stylized character creation and animation. Working in a space where 3D art and technology intersect is helping my career flourish. There is so much to learn!

Jennifer

3D Artist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We're looking for individuals to contribute meaningfully to all aspects of the business to help us build value. You can't be afraid of wearing multiple hats!

Toby

Director of Engineering

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The leadership team cares deeply for the teams work-life balance. They understand how important time for family, hobbies and things we are passionate about outside of work are. They not only encourage it, but support you and cheer you on.

Krista

Director of People

What are Project Archer Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
We love our Archer Dogs!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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