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PlayStation Studios Visual Arts

San Diego, California - United States
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Associate Producer

Description

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PlayStation®Portable entertainment system, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, for the North American market.

Based in Foster City, California, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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Responsibilities:

1. Direct and/or Assist a Producer in the development of one of more software products in all areas to include:
• Development and maintenance of overall project plan to determine resource needs, budget and time.
• Communication between team members, outside developers, consultants and all inter-company resources.
• Responsibility for all phases of the product development cycle from design through implementation.
• Managing development efforts to keep product development on schedule and within budget.
• Assisting in the direction of larger, more strategic or key products.

2. Manage and/or assist a Producer in the day-to-day production issues through analytic thinking and information gathering. This would include:
• Breaking down large or complex projects into meaningful subprojects.
• Assimilating diverse information and assessing the impact on each piece of the project as well as on the project as a whole.
• Using project management software tools to develop detailed project plans and to track status.
• Identifying all groups that may be affected by the project, and involving them - actively soliciting their input.
• Holding regular meetings with the project team to discuss status, resolve issues and share information.
• Ensuring a common understanding and agreement on the project scope and objectives and on any subsequent changes.

3. Contribute and/or assist a Producer in contributing to current and future Product Development needs. This contribution would include:
• Maintaining and enhancing creative relationships with inside and outside developers.
• Reviewing and evaluating competitive products.
• Reviewing and evaluating product concepts and designs for acquisition.
• Maintaining and enhancing necessary processes and procedures for product development while coordinating with all other SCEA business units to ensure SCEA company-wide policies are adhered to.

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