Product Manager

San Francisco, CA

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Posted 2 weeks ago

As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 
PERKS & BENEFITSUnlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Kin Care & Holidays*100% Covered Medical and Company-Sponsored Dental & Vision (Plans Vary)*Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*Catered Lunches & Well-stocked KitchensWellness Activities & Programs (Yoga & Zumba)12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave*Happy HoursCompany EventsDog-Friendly**Only applies to full-time positions.
ABOUT THE ROLEJam City is on the hunt for a Product Manager to work on our next generation of top-10 cross-platform games. You will manage F2P games and use data to inform strategic roadmap decisions in the pursuit of delivering a world class player experience. 
The ideal candidate is passionate about games and can extract, manipulate, and analyze data from databases on their own. They have the agility to manage projects on their own and understand how they work in a fast evolving, data driven company. They have the people skills to work smoothly and communicate effectively with Producers, Designers, and Engineers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Product Strategy - Understands product strategy, defines features, and assists with roadmap.
  • Analytical Thinking - Understands game metrics to inform hypotheses, and creates experiments with clear and measurable success goals.
  • Product Management - Effectively communicates relevant KPIs and updates to key stakeholders in a timely fashion.
  • Self Starter - Leads and facilitates teams with little direction and no help, and understands/utilizes all partners needed to consult on product decisions.
  • Communication & Execution - Expert at setting expectations, and consistently manages projects to deadlines while avoiding unneeded crunch.
  • Written Communication - Writes clear and thorough specs for complex features, including areas that require cross-functional knowledge/collaboration, with few errors.
  • Analytical Thinking - Analyzes data, builds automated reports, and works with Analytics team to get all necessary data at the right time to manage game metrics.
  • Analytical Thinking - Proficient at leading analysis for new initiatives, pulling and assessing data from multiple sources, and generating non-obvious insights.
  • Live-Ops Management - Assists in managing in game sales, CRM programs, seasonal content, economy, and user traffic.
  • Live-Ops Management - Manages a full live-ops event calendar to maximize revenue and keep players engaged through balancing and optimizations.
  • Team Leadership - Works with game teams to identify, test, and measure highest-impact product changes to drive positive revenue, reach and retention enhancements.
  • PM Leadership - Able to manage and mentor junior PMs with some support.
  • Proficient Researcher - Able to successfully lead interviews, perform AB tests, and perform usability testing without bias.
  • Operational Efficiencies - Identifies tools and capabilities Jam City needs and work with technical teams to build, refine, and constantly improve our tools and capabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-5+ years of experience in games and mobile app product management.
  • Personality and constitution suited for rapidly evolving startup environment.
  • Can work independently and manage a complete project from concept to completion.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills; the ability to derive conclusions from data and clearly communicate findings is critical.
  • Strong experience with writing SQL queries for analysis.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Passion for all things games

NICE TO HAVE

  • Python and/or scala familiarity.
  • In-depth knowledge on how data pipelines work.
  • Has managed direct reports in the past.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSIONWe believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more. 
Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

ABOUT JAM CITYJam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.
Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.
The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.
Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.
Job tags: Analytics Cross-platform KPIs Product management Python SQL Usability testing
Job region(s): North America
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