Project Manager

Location
Palo Alto
Posted
May 14, 2014
Closes
Jun 13, 2014
Contact
Mr. Renee Scott
Duration
Full Time
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!

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