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Company Name:
Kabam
Location:
San Francisco, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Production
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Sr. Product Manager, Publishing

Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play core games with 1st and 3rd party published titles available on mobile devices via the Apple Store, Google Play and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo, Kabam.com and other leading platforms. In 2013 Kabam revenues grew by 100 percent to more than $360 million. Kabam has 800 employees across three continents, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Google, Warner Brothers, MGM, SK Telecom, Intel, Canaan Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Pinnacle Ventures. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.

We are looking for a sharp and experienced Senior Product Manager who has a strong passion for gaming to work with our 3rd party developers. You will deliver the best mobile games service, from partner/product evaluation, through launch, and long into the product’s lifecycle.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • A mobile gaming fanatic
  • An experienced design-obsessed product manager, or an experienced numerical-ninja game designer
  • A person who wants to understand the psychology behind why players do things, and to design systems that account for the underlying mental and emotional drivers of behavior
  • An expert in f2p monetization techniques, how to apply them to different games, and how to monetize without hurting engagement
  • Extroverted and delighted to work closely with external partners

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Determine the market viability of 3rd party F2P mobile games by evaluating game design, core loops, monetization, performance in the home market, and development teams
  • Analyze detailed metrics and user feedback in real-time to derive insight on user trends and behavior, and using this to constantly enhance game performance
  • Work with the developer in producing, localizing, and improving the game
  • Work with internal teams to integrate, launch, operate and maintain 3rd party titles
  • Own the relationship with external development partner companies

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:        

  • 5+ years’ experience in gaming, F2P, mobile or other related industries
  • Strong ability to assess games quantitatively and qualitatively, using internal and external sources of information
  • Super-strong Excel skills
  • Deep understanding of Kabam’s competitive marketplace
  • Adaptability or experience in remotely working with external teams with different time zones, cultures and languages
  • BA/BS degree from a recognized university
  • Self-direction, drive and leadership

NICE BUT NOT NECESSARY:

  • Fluent in Japanese, Korean or Chinese (reading/writing/speaking) may be helpful, depending on the partner
  • SQL skills are helpful

 

 

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