Assistant Producer

Job Details

Type: Permanent Full-time
Location: We are working from home!
Department: Idlekit
Reports To: Senior Product Manager
Start Date: ASAP
Number of Openings: 1


The IdleKit product team at East Side Games is seeking an Assistant Producer who is hungry, humble, and smart. In this role, you will help o manage the day-to-day development processes of a team working on the core technology that powers ESG’s top-ranked, top-earning games.

IdleKit is Eastside Games core technology platform that enables our internal games and external partnership games. The IdleKit team operates as an independent business unit that productizes our platform and actively publishes new games under the Eastside Games brand.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about mobile games, who cares about the technology that’s used to create those games, and who wants to work with a world class team, facilitating the development of new features and releases over the lifetime of our products. This is a great opportunity for someone who is new to the game development industry or new to production. The right candidate will be able to learn from their peers while growing into a leadership role over time.

This is a full-time position. East Side Games is a remote-first studio based in Vancouver, BC.



  • Own the tactical execution and contribute to the strategic vision of IdleKit
  • Understand and implement the principles of Agile development through standard Scrum ceremonies
  • Directly manage and scope the work associated with small features and improvements
  • Generate reports demonstrating the efficiency and velocity of the team
  • Review and triage work within the product backlog with engineers
  • Manage and arbitrate feedback from shareholders and team members, in order to meet studio goals
  • Analyze and author documentation to define processes and best practices in production
  • Keep current with platform compliance measures and communicate any changes to internal and external partners
  • Work with the Senior Product Manager to coordinate current customer needs against the product roadmap



  • Clear, concise communication skills with technical and non-technical team members
  • A well-cultivated sense of professional empathy, when working with external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Detail and process-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • An interest in all disciplines that comprise game development and publishing
  • An interest in the trends and KPIs driving mobile game development
  • Knowledge of software development processes and best practices
  • Initiative and the ability to motivate oneself and others
  • The ability to be calm and deliberate in a dynamic environment
  • Understanding of Scrum
  • Experience with Jira and/or Confluence
  • Experience with leading a team to the successful completion of a project, either professionally or as a student
  • Experience other aspects of development, such as content creation or programming is an asset
  • A strong curiosity regarding game development
  • A passion for mobile games in general and East Side Games’ product in particular



  • Hungry, humble, and smart and can use these three pillars to impact you and those around you.
  • A mobile game fanatic. You are on top of the latest games, trends, and what’s happening in live events.
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and have the attitude to get things done.
  • A risk-taker, and gain your biggest learnings through them.
  • Empathic, compassionate, and curious.
  • Solution-oriented and data-driven.
  • Comfortable in an environment where priorities and plans change rapidly.



We are East Side Games – proudly built in beautiful BC. Our mission is to create games that are easy to pick up, hard to put down, and don’t suck! We put players at the heart of our evolution, independence, and profitability. With their help, we’ve defined and become the leader in the narrative idle gaming space, writing the playbook on LiveOps in the process. Our huge IPs serve a traditionally underserved audience globally… And we’re just getting started!

Community is everything here. We put people at the core of what we do. Our games and our team have the same goal; to be inclusive and for everyone. We get sh*t done and our team is on hand to step in, listen, and support, regardless of rank. Tackle your challenges, share your learnings, then share refreshments with the studio in our weekly Cheers Friday Announcements. Have we piqued your curiosity? Then check out our amazing Culture and Benefits! We note that our culture is not a monolith, and is ever-changing based on the folks holding space at East Side Games.



East Side Games are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and will utilize the strengths you bring to foster your growth and the studio’s growth.

If this sounds like everything you hoped for and more, and you’re enthused to build genre-defining narrative idle games, click the “Apply Here” button below. If now is not the right time for you but you know someone who would be a great match for us at East Side Games, check out our referral bonus here! Let’s build great games together.

We can’t wait to hear from you!


Due to a small (but completely awesome) recruitment team, only those candidates that qualify will be contacted.  Thanks for your interest in ESG and we wish you super success in your job search!

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