Production Assistant

Role: Production Assistant

Start Date: Immediate.

Salary: Starting at £22,000 - £24,000 experience dependant

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.

Holiday: 28 days Holidays, increasing yearly to a maximum of 33 day

Location: Dundee

Benefits: Cycle to work scheme, learning development days, wellbeing stipend, flexitime, no-crunch

Required education: Degree Level/Graduate or relevant industry experience

Required experience: A portfolio of relevant work


Hello, we are Pocket Sized Hands and we’re expanding our wee talented team! We’re a small indie team who are passionate about working on amazing and exciting projects. Let’s make games together! We believe in a creative process of sharing new ideas, learning and developing new skills, and trying new things, all while working on some seriously exciting projects. We are committed to fostering an open, creative environment in which everyone in our team can bring their own unique thoughts, experiences and insights to the table, and we wholeheartedly welcome and celebrate people from all walks of life into our team to make our vision happen.

We’re currently working on some exciting projects that we can’t share too much about yet, but we work on a mix of client projects with some amazing people and we’ve started developing our very own original IP. Our website needs a little TLC but you can see some of the latest things we’ve been working on here!

As production assistant, you’ll be working closely with our wonderful bunch of developers and production team. You’ll be learning how to create technical teams to define roadmaps, milestones and sprints to drive projects towards the finish line, as well as assisting with planning and scheduling all the various projects we have on the go.

From Day one you’ll join in and shadow on our existing projects to become familiar with our production pipelines. We would like you to be able to assist with task logging and setting up sprints through our scheduling software and helping to document items from our different production meetings.

After 6 months you’d be able to contribute to project reports and help to support the team through planning and scheduling milestones. You’ll be familiar with our production processes and be able to facilitate production meetings (stand-ups, retrospectives and post-mortems) where you can help the team learn and improve on our delivery.


Essential

  • Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel) or similar for planning.
  • Experience in using Jira (or similar) for project management and its reporting tools.
  • You have experience of scheduling/logging tasks and planning sprints.
  • You’ve had previous experience with assisting & facilitating discussion within a team.

Desirable

  • You’ve worked with external clients on projects.

Skills and Abilities

  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with others through organisational skills & effective communication
  • Friendly and approachable with a calm demeanour that supports a relaxed work environment.
  • Excellent Planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Jira and it’s reporting tools, being able to use them effectively to aid production.

Duties and tasks

  • Working with the team leads to define milestone and sprint deliverables for the team and then help to drive the successful delivery of all objectives.
  • Organize stand-ups and sprint retrospectives.
  • Assist with the development of day-to-day tasking and scheduling.
  • Assist with creating roadmaps for projects with the development leads.
  • Use Jira to organize task allocation and plan sprints for the projects.
  • Assist on generating reports that can help show a clear status on projects.

Apply

Contact us at careers@pocketsizedhands.com quoting the Job reference (PKT-JOB-22) in the subject and tell us why you would be great for the job along with your CV, cover letter and relevant works you have completed in the past.


We are Pocket Sized Hands, a team of brilliant, modest, boundary-pushing innovative individuals. We believe in a creative process of sharing new ideas, learning and developing new skills, and trying new things, all while working on some seriously exciting projects.


At Pocket Sized Hands, we make games together. We are committed to fostering an open, creative environment in which everyone in our team can bring their own unique thoughts, experiences and insights to the table, and we wholeheartedly welcome and celebrate people from all walks of life into our team to make our vision happen.

If you enjoy games and creating original content then we would love to hear from you.