Zenimax Online Studios

Production

Making video games is a huge undertaking, so ZOS has a large team of producers and managers who assist with the planning and execution of all of the studio’s teams and development goals.

Open Positions

All Jobs
Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

As a Live Services Manager, you have in-depth experience launching and supporting online products with a focus on delivering high quality service to a large population. The Live Services Manager provides direction to the community, support and feature teams based on the production schedule. You will also work with business leadership to coordinate and deploy Marketing, PR, Legal and other departmental efforts tied to your product. Excellent candidates will be comfortable preparing and managing complicated maintenances and incidents, particularly emphasizing overall organizational success by reducing downtime while minimizing risk to the business.

 

Responsibilities

  • Administer the billing and account management system
  • Prepare and manage maintenances for all game realms and associated services in the production environment
  • Assist in identification and resolution of production incidents, including player and stakeholder communication
  • Gain knowledge of the game and services tech stacks in order to assist in troubleshooting and triage of issues
  • Negotiate and coordinate resources for scheduled and emergent production activities
  • Manage handoffs between your team and teams that are up and downstream
  • Collect, distribute, and pursue completion of continuous improvement items
  • Prioritize open issues based on quantifiable business justification
  • Record and analyze downtime for maintenances and incidents

 

Requirements

  • 1+ years in a position where you directly administered a billing and/or account system
  • 2+ years in a position where you directly managed deployments of live services
  • 2+ years in a position where your problem-solving skills contributed to the resolution of production incidents
  • Working knowledge of the following systems/technologies:
    • Linux (CentOS/RHEL/Debian/Ubuntu)
    • Monitoring and trending systems (Nagios, Cacti, Graphite, Grafana, etc.)
    • Cloud technologies (AWS)
    • Container orchestration and operations (Kubernetes, Dockers, kops)
    • Databases (MySQL, MariaDB)
    • Load balancers (F5, HAProxy)
    • Storage/SAN
  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including really early morning hours
  • Prior experience in a 24/7 on call rotation supporting business critical applications or systems is preferable
  • Game industry experience is desirable, but not required

 

Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

As a Senior Live Services Manager, you are expected to have in-depth experience launching and supporting online products with a focus on delivering high-quality service to a large population. The Senior Live Services Manager provides direction to the community, support and feature teams based on player activities and the organizational response. You will also work with business leadership to coordinate Marketing, PR, Legal and other departmental efforts tied to your product. Excellent candidates will be comfortable influencing and negotiating priorities with other teams’ leadership, particularly emphasizing overall organizational success as the most highly-desirable outcomes.

Responsibilities: 

  • Aggregate details and provide summarized messaging that evokes behavior change
  • Quantify any requests of other teams with the business value
  • Stage data for the purposes of player messaging
  • Sell the business on service outages for the purposes of an improved player experience
  • Negotiate and coordinate resources for activities
  • Manage handoffs between your team and teams that are up and downstream
  • Prioritize open issue list based on quantifiable business justification
  • Gather, interpret and manage large volumes of data from many sources
  • Demonstrate either correlation or cause/effect between feature/service changes and customer behavior
  • Lead teams through maintenance, product update, and outage efforts
  • Coordinate large scale technical projects that require milestone delivery and coordination with many business disciplines
  • Manage and grow external partner relationships
     

Requirements: 

  • You are the type of person who is calm in the face of adversity. You are quick to analyze information and provide a direction or conclusion based on the information you have.  You have many war stories of how something went in an unexpected direction, and your teams’ success against the odds.​
  • You are dedicated to the team delivering. You own whatever activity for which you volunteer.  As a result, you are very willing to stay late/come in early to ensure the success of the initiative. When facing a blocker, you came up with resourceful ways to attain your objectives.
  • You are driven by the overall success and love of learning, not fear of failure. You build on previous failures to have positive outcomes in the future.
    3-5 years in a position where you demonstrated your contribution to high-quality live service
  • 5+ years in a position where you demonstrated your ability to prioritize organizational wins over individual or team wins
  • 5+ years in a position where you demonstrated ownership of individual and team success and/or failure
  • 5+ years in a position where your problem-solving skills contributed to organizational success
  • 5+ years in a leadership role
  • Amazing teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills: 

  • Passion for live services
  • Process design
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Game Industry Experience is highly desirable, but not required
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Ability to drive change
  • Strong leadership
Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

Featured Careers

View All
Senior Live Producer

I went from someone brand new who only knew how to play video games to someone called upon for knowledge and guidance when others needed help, and I eventually became someone overseeing every single live deploy.

Join a great team and start your massively multiplayer career with us!

ZENIMAX ONLINE STUDIOS is hiring for The Elder Scrolls® Online and future projects. We’re looking for talented, self-motivated people of varied experiences and backgrounds with the desire to make great games. Welcome to ZOS!

We're Hiring