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 cyclesLeading game team developers to stay on scheduleRunning SCRUM standups, monitoring burn down charts, and coordinating retrospectivesDiscovering inefficiencies in our production pipelines and driving solutions to completionPreparing status reports for senior leadershipCapture meeting minutes and driving follow-upIdentifying project risks and driving mitigationsOwning task estimation, and identify critical path impedimentsBecome the product expert for your projectManaging external QA and testing efforts during production, beta, and launchOwning game submissions and territory launchesFacilitating cross department communicationsRequirements:Bachelors of Science Computer Science (preferred)5+ years project management experienceShipped 2 iOS & Android gameExpert knowledge of production methodologies, including SCRUM, Waterfall, KanbanExpert knowledge of MS Project, Omniplan, Jira, and project tracking toolsBe able to communicate technically with engineersLove games, making gamesKnowledgeable of MMO’sPut 110% into everything you do, target perfectionRefer 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 referral
machinezone.com.Top Reasons to Join Us:Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunitiesCompetitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and flexible vacationLocated in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars, and cafesFood, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with foundersMonthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, video games… and more!