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Company Name:
Machine Zone
Location:
Palo Alto, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Project Management
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
3
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Project Manager

Machine Zone, creator of the top 5 grossing iOS title Game of War, is hiring for our development team! We are seeking a positive, analytical, technically oriented Project Manager (PM) to join our team.  The PM at Machine Zone will lead cross-functional development teams to execute against our product portfolio.  An PM's main responsibility is to own the scheduling, monitoring, tracking and execution against our tight milestones and project deadlines.  Qualified candidates will be self-starters, able to multi-task, be dependable, and have concise execution during times of high stress.  This position reports directly to the Development Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Own full product life cycles
  • Leading game team developers to stay on schedule
  • Running SCRUM standups, monitoring burn down charts, and coordinating retrospectives
  • Discovering inefficiencies in our production pipelines and driving solutions to completion
  • Preparing status reports for senior leadership
  • Capture meeting minutes and driving follow-up
  • Identifying project risks and driving mitigations
  • Owning task estimation, and identify critical path impediments
  • Become the product expert for your project
  • Managing external QA and testing efforts during production, beta, and launch
  • Owning game submissions and territory launches
  • Facilitating cross department communications

Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science Computer Science (preferred)
  • 5+ years project management experience
  • Shipped 2 iOS & Android game
  • Expert knowledge of production methodologies, including SCRUM, Waterfall, Kanban
  • Expert knowledge of MS Project, Omniplan, Jira, and project tracking tools
  • Be able to communicate technically with engineers
  • Love games, making games
  • Knowledgeable of MMO’s
  • Put 110% into everything you do, target perfection

Refer a Friend:

We rely on your referrals for our success, and to show our appreciation, Machine Zone offers a Referral Bonus Program.  If you refer someone to us for a full-time position and we hire them, you will receive a $1000 referral bonus after 90 days of successful employment. Certain rules, restrictions, and eligibility requirements apply. To make a referral or to learn more about the Referral Bonus Program, please contact us at referralmachinezone.com.


Top Reasons to Join Us:

  • Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and flexible vacation
  • Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
  • Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, video games… and more!

About Us: 

Founded in 2008 and based in Palo Alto, California, Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly Addmired, Inc.) is a technology-focused mobile gaming company building the best global real-time hardcore MMOs.  Winner of the 2010 Crunchies Award (TechCrunch), we have had over 50 million downloads and over 15 successful top grossing titles, including previous hits such as iMob, Original Gangstaz, and Global War.  Our current top grossing title, Game Of War - Fire Age, is the #1 Grossing iOS Game in 20 countries and Top 5 Grossing in over 80 countries. With exploding revenue growth and an unwavering focus on technological innovations, we are always looking for exceptional talents from around the world to help build a great gaming company.  We are a Y-Combinator company that operates profitably with two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.  For more information, please see www.machinezone.com.
 

Machine Zone does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.  Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources.  Machine Zone will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Machine Zone and will be processed accordingly without fee.