The Playforge | San Mateo CA 94402 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/08/2013
Our ethic has been to make only the most creative, irresistible and compelling mobile games that people can play anywhere with their friends.
The Playforge is looking for an experienced Product Manager who will drive the success for one or more of our games. The level of seniority of the role depends on the candidate. As the “CEO” of the product, the ideal PM draws on a variety of disciplines to aptly steer the product and keep the team aligned in the same direction. The candidate should have excellent people skills, communication skills, and teamwork. They must have the ability to manage by informal authority, strong analytical skills, passion for the types of games we make, and product development experience working with devs, artists, and designers in fast iterative dev cycles. We’re looking for people who understand that making great social/mobile games is both an art and science, a balance of metrics-driven product design with creative quality and product intuition.
*** Please keep in mind we are not looking for a Producer or a Project Manager- although we understand that sometimes these duties overlap. The focus here is on strong analytics. We are looking for people with like- industry experience (consumer web products, mobile games, gaming)
2-4 years product experience in social/mobile freemium games or web/consumer apps, including launching and growing the product; iOS games experience is preferred
Strong analytical skills
Proven ability to develop product recommendations using a data-driven approach
Keen judgment in being able to make solid business decisions and decide the optimal product priorities
Entrepreneurial, creative, self-motivated problem solver
Open-minded, considerate, able to adapt quickly
Excellent at managing cross-functional teams comprised of different personalities and competing interests
Excellent communications skills
Regularly plays our own games and top mobile/social games, and constantly thinks about product design best practices and how to make our games better
Ability to empathize with customers
A passion for making great products
Knowledge in these areas as it relates to freemium games is a plus: product design, UI design, usability, game design, game balance, viral design, social design, monetization, user acquisition/marketing, engineering, business development
Strong understanding of the social/mobile game space
BA, BS or MBA degree
Playforge Games is a pioneer and leading developer in the mobile/social games space. We are differentiated from our peers through our industry leadership in design and unwavering commitment to deliver only the best content. We delivered the #1 top grossing freemium mobile game of 2010 - Zombie Farm, which has gone on to win numerous awards and has been downloaded over 37 million times worldwide. Our studio is also responsible for the highly acclaimed, original, and top-charting games Zombie Life and Tree World.
In August 2012, Playforge Games became an independently operating subsidiary of Saban Brands in recognition of an expanding mission to bring the best intellectual property from the digital world to the real world through media and merchandise.
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
|Location||San Mateo, CA, 94402, United States|
|Categories||Producer / Director / Project Manager|
|Work Site||On site|
|Contact Name||Amy Dacker|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|