Producer/Project Manager


Located in Chicago, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way surgeons hone their skills by practicing high-risk surgeries with the latest medical devices in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles. Our games are built using state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech, and deploy an arsenal of well-designed game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of performing real surgery. These games increase dramatically in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted with professional level design, compulsion loops, flow channels, and deliberate gameplay balance. Backed with a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate surgery with spectacular realism. Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading surgeons; plus, we’ve custom-built GPU-based real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems that enable a wide range of new game mechanics in mobile and VR. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and 3D artists with top surgeons, all passionate about using game design approaches to keep doctors across the world performing at the top of their game.


We’re looking for a talented, driven Producer/Project Manager to join our team.

 

What You’ll Be Doing With Us:

  • Working closely with our growing list of top pharmaceutical, medical device, and association partners to create customized applications in our suite of mobile apps, AR and VR experiences

  • Managing all aspects of development and contract execution, including; scope of work, project timelines and planning, invoicing, and various client partner-facing responsibilities

  • Collaborating, creating, presenting and updating PowerPoint and/or Google Slides presentations outline project goals and client partner feedback to share internally

  • Serving as the company’s representative/liaison in client partner meetings, online presentations and conference calls

  • Working with dedicated teams of engineers, designers, artists and medical researchers throughout project lifecycles managing risks, driving solutions, tracking deliverables and communicating status

  • Utilizing project management tools like Atlassian’s JIRA, Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite software for translating project timelines into backlogs, sprints, and day-to-day project tracking

  • Working closely with the CEO, CMO, executive producer, and others on various company objectives and project goals

  • Working with the sales team to collaborate on objectives, figuring out timelines, helping close deals, and transitioning projects from sales to development and client partner management  

  • Enjoying fast-paced, start-up environments and being a key contributor to successfully launching new projects, managing the details, and shipping fun, engaging  custom software experiences that help those on the medical front lines.

 

Who We Want To Meet:

  • 4+ years experience as a Producer/Project Manager leading projects and working directly with game publishers and/or licensors

  • Shipped at least one title on mobile, PC, console or Facebook platforms

  • Strong publisher relations experience: driving meeting agendas, communicating articulately and accurately, presenting timelines and project plans, along with problem-solving solutions internally and with various stakeholders

  • Day-to-day experience managing expectations and adhering to project scope/timelines between teams and external stakeholders to meet timelines

  • Solid experience of game industry software tools and production processes/best practices (game design, prototyping, project management and QA)

  • Strong working experience in software development methodologies, including SCRUM/agile, waterfall, and in-between

  • Highly detail-oriented mindset, along with strong organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent verbal (presentations, meetings, one-on-one) and written (documents, email) communication skills

  • Good listener who can translate various feedback into next steps

  • BA/BS degree in related field or equivalent experience

 

Bonus Points For:

  • Strong experience in JIRA, especially customization and data importing/exporting

  • Engineering or game design experience in addition to project management/production

  • Experience related to the medical industry, especially if client-facing

 

How We Make You Happy

  • Competitive Salary

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days, and Paid Holidays

  • Medical, Dental, FSA, and 401K plan

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Unlimited Cold Brew Coffee, Beer, and Snacks  

  • Flexible work schedules/relaxed work environment

 

Interested?

Send us your resume and a cover letter telling us why we should hire you for the role. If you have examples of your work and/or a portfolio, send it along with your resume; it brings you one step closer to an interview with us. Apply by emailing us at careers@level-ex.com.