Project Lead - Studio Operations
Hyper Hippo
Kelowna, BC

The Opportunity

The Project Lead, Studio Operationswill work closely with the Head of Operations and Head of Studio to ensure our team has the resources they need to continue to create amazing games. You will have a pulse on many aspects of operations, supporting our leaders to help manage schedules, compile reports, support studio growth, all while bringing fresh ideas to the table that help our Hippos feel inspired and supported to achieve their best.

Why this Role is Made for You:

You March to a Different Beat

You can take a step back to look at a team’s operations and find inefficiencies and opportunities to innovate. You’re incredibly organized and can prioritize tasks effectively to stay ahead of the game.

You’re in the Driver’s Seat

You exist and thrive at the heart of the action. You look at each task and responsibility as an opportunity to breathe fresh air and inspiration into a tired or outdated process. You don’t accept the status quo, but believe a team operating at its highest potential is directly contributed to the support they receive from people like you.

Our Culture - Happy Life, Happy Hippo.

We care about making great games because we love games and are rewarded for our hard work. Our benefits and working vibe encourage and allow you to live your dreams in Kelowna: an affordable, picturesque, and diverse city, only an hour flight from Vancouver, BC Canada.

Our next Project Lead, Studio Ops will have:

Production and Team Ops Experience- from supporting hiring initiatives to monitoring upcoming holiday and talent gaps, scheduling and team reporting, you have spent time helping keep teams organized, fully-staffed, and happy. You may have been a Project Coordinator or an Assistant Producer in a past life and are ready to explore these skills within a mobile game studio.

Experience with External Partners - outside the Hyper Hippo family, you’ll be working closely on project(s) with vendors and stakeholders outside of Hyper Hippo. You’ll have navigated these waters before, managing expectations, reporting progress, and ensuring that all parties are aligned and moving toward a common goal while keeping a close eye on risks, milestones, budgets, etc.

Track Record Supporting & Evolving Operations- You’ve been there as teams grew and evolved and can regale us with a few examples of how you’ve improved processes, lessons learned, and examples of going ‘above and beyond’ for your team.

Multi-faceted Reporting & Administrative Skills - Reporting on operations stats, keeping meeting minutes, process improvements, updating templates and spreadsheets, you can handle whatever comes your way.

You’ll Bring to Hyper Hippo:

  • 2+ years of video game production experience in a operations role
  • Bonus points: familiarity with project management tools and software.
  • Genuine passion and interest to be a part of the games industry
  • Customer-centric: we support a lot of great people you care about finding opportunities to make your customer’s lives better, easier, happier.
  • Impeccable communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to coordinate projects and priorities effectively

Every Hippo is an entrepreneur. Here at Hyper Hippo you - yes, YOU- are the master of your destiny and the creative expert of your domain. Say goodbye to the days of meeting after meeting and embrace the chance to own and be accountable for your success. We enable our team to create beautiful and fun experiences that our global community love to play. We answer to our players, not shareholders and the entire studio is invested in the success of our games.

"Wait, what?! This isn’t how game studios operate!”

Well, we’re putting the creative power back in the hands of our team to help us explore, fail fast, and create amazing games. We are disruptive in our approach to management and assume that if we’ve hired you, YOU are the best person to lead and direct us within your area of expertise.

Operations is the glue that binds all we do. We cannot make great games without the tools, people, and resources to dream, tinker, and create. Joining as an Project Lead, Studio Ops, you’ll have an opportunity to impact virtually every facet of the Hyper Hippo family.

Welcome to Hyper Hippo.

Compensation package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Extraordinary profit sharing program
  • Health Benefits
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • 10 personal days per year
  • Annual self development budget to attend conferences, courses, training – you name it

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • operations: 2 years (Preferred)