Console Release Manager
Smilegate West Inc.
North York, ON

Smilegate West is the global publisher of its parent company, Smilegate Entertainment, specializing in Free-to-Play online games including the massively popular FPS title CrossFire. Founded in 2006 with a goal of becoming a leading publisher and digital media distributor of online video games, the company is built on the principle that online, community-based video games offer unique and compelling gaming experiences with untapped mass market potential and wide social appeal.

About You:

We are looking for a dedicated individual with leadership, organization, communication and project management skills. The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for online games and can plan, execute and evaluate long-term and short-term plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications with other departments, developers and external partners
  • Manage content submission cycles
  • Draw the 'big picture' for your game and break it down into short-term plans and subtasks
  • Identify key tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Identify project bottlenecks and assign team members to increase efficiency
  • Create detailed and insightful performance reports
  • Research and monitor the online gaming industry, competitive scene and market trends
  • Provide guidance and conflict resolution for the team members

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of console game publishing experience
  • Strong understanding of ins and outs of console game publishing cycle
  • Strong experience with Microsoft (Xbox) submission processes.
  • Strong understanding of western gaming industry, platforms and ecosystems
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal/organizational communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • High proficiency in documentation using Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other office software
  • Must display professional, patient and friendly attitude
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Fluency (both verbal and written) in English

Assets:

  • Experience with Nintendo and Sony submission process
  • Experience in free-to-play industry is preferred
  • Fluency in Arabic, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish is an asset
  • Experience with a cross platform product or service is an asset

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • console game publishing: 2 years (Required)
  • Microsoft Xbox: 2 years (Preferred)