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Bungie's Force Multipliers: Production Engineers

Jo King-Yost  (Production Engineer, Bungie)

Location: Room 301, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference - Get your pass now!

Topic: Production & Team Management

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Do you want to reduce randomization of your studio's content creators, tech artists, and engineers so they can focus on their actual jobs? What if there was a person they could go to with any random question about your studio's tools, game engine, and content setup? What if there was an entire team of people whose time was dedicated to unblocking your studio's game creators, regardless of discipline? And not just unblocking, but also seeking out the root of what's getting in their way?

At Bungie, these people are production engineers. They are a team committed to improving studio wide tools efficiency and workflow quality of life. Come learn about Bungie's production engineers and how your studio could benefit from the role!


Attendees will learn about Bungie's force-multiplying production engineering role. This session will cover a definition of the job, the history of how this role came about at Bungie, how they train and specialize, what the day-to-day looks like, and a little about what the team looks for when they hire.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this talk is primarily studio leadership, producers, and other individuals who make decisions about team design in their game studio. It will also be interesting to people who focus on content creator efficiency such as technical artists, technical designers, QA, and engineers.