Associate Producer - Xbox Games Studio - Rare


  • Atherstone  
    Warwickshire, United Kingdom
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    15 May 2023  
    Posted on
    15 March 2023  

Rare is a one-of-a-kind game studio where we create the kind of games the world doesn't have, games that are uniquely Rare! Working here offers opportunities unlike anywhere else. You'll be providing players with unforgettable shared experiences in games loved by millions worldwide. Our pirate adventure Sea of Thieves, launched in 2018, continues to thrive – and alongside that we're busy creating our next magical world, Everwild, announced in 2019 to a global audience.

We strive to make Rare an amazing place to work, embracing a culture of respect and building a supportive environment for our developers. Our custom-built Twycross studio is situated in the beautiful English countryside, surrounded by woodland and wildlife, with plenty of room for us to grow. Studio benefits are catered to making life easier for staff, including flexible working, a bonus scheme, an industry-leading pension package, private healthcare, mental health initiatives and free events for employees and their families.

By joining Rare, you'll be joining one of the finest studios in the industry with support from the wider Xbox Game Studios network. We're always on the lookout for exceptional people who can bring their expertise and unique thinking to help make our team even stronger!



The Associate Producer will be responsible for a game feature or area, focused on delivering a great game experience utilising a cross-discipline group.

They will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the workings of a cross-discipline game development team, whether from direct experience, college/university projects, game jams or elsewhere.


  • Focus on delivering a great game experience within a game feature or area.
  • Co-ordinate a cross-discipline game development team around the delivery of a feature or area.
  • Ensure task-tracking software is kept up to date and the current status is accurate at all times.
  • Communicate the status of work across the team and raise risks when appropriate.
  • Directly communicate with our Insider audiences when necessary, ensuring they understand the goals of the experience, the current status and where they should focus their feedback.



  • An understanding of Sea of Thieves as a player, and how it has grown and evolved.
  • Passionate about our players and their experience, and how we communicate with them.
  • A proven understanding of the workings of a cross-discipline game team.
  • Works well in a team environment, possessing strong communication skills and confidence in dealing with complex situations.
  • A willingness to learn by asking questions and seeking information from people around you.
  • Ability to build relationships with a wide range of personality types.
  • Strong self-motivation and attention to detail.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Savings and investments
  • Giving programs
  • Educational resources
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Opportunities to network and connect
  • Discounts on products and services
  • Generous time away
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