Project Manager, Game Design

Palo Alto, CA
Project & Product Management – Game Product Development
Full-time
Bring your passion for games to new heights as part of the fastest moving Game team on the planet! As a Project Manager at MZ, you will be helping to lead the future of mobile gaming. Being at the forefront of a major new and growing industry is challenging, but that is what makes MZ so rewarding and a place where you will always be learning. A Project Managers responsibility is to truly own the delivery and success of a project, including the scheduling, monitoring, tracking, and execution against our tight milestones and deadlines. Qualified candidates will be self-starters, excellent communicators, dependable, and have concise execution during times of high stress.

What you'll be doing:

    • Own full project life-cycles
    • Enable a high performance Design/Live Operations team to stay on schedule
    • Run SCRUM meetings, organize all tasks, manage communication between teams, own risks, own dependencies, and delivery of a project
    • Identify inefficiencies in our production pipelines and driving solutions to completion
    • Partner with team leads and enable their teams to be as effective as possible
    • Capture meeting minutes, driving follow-up, and ensure completion of action items
    • Own task estimation, identify critical path impediments, and remove blockers
    • Become the product expert for your project
    • Ensure a high quality bar for feature releases by working directly with QA
    • Facilitate cross department communications

Your background and who you are:

    • 3+ years project management experience
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • Track record of working on mobile titles and shipping features to a live game
    • Experience working with game design teams, and the game development process, able to communicate technically with engineers and game designers
    • Thrive in an environment where things are always changing
    • Adept at problem solving and process improvement
    • A passion for games and supporting the designers who make them
    • A strong knowledge of production methodologies, including SCRUM and Kanban
    • A strong knowledge of JIRA and project tracking tools
    • Knowledgeable of MMO’s
    • Put 110% into everything you do, target perfection
MZ is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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