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.

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Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Location Hunt Valley MD

Overview

The Associate Producer works with Product Owners, Developers, and the Production team to ensure quality deliveries of new features as well as enhancements and extensions to existing features. Duties include working with multiple departments to scope new initiatives, building roadmaps for your teams, and managing day-to-day scrum processes.

Responsibilities

  • Support day-to-day processes and planning as Scrum Master for multidisciplinary feature teams
  • Identify critical path risks and issues, driving initiatives to resolve them
  • Coordinate troubleshooting of problems and bugs as they arise
  • Track and analyze team metrics to improve process and guide future scheduling decisions
  • Focus on growing teams to greater potential
  • Assist with internal processes and procedures

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of hands-on production or project management experience
  • Proficient in Agile Development methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean
  • Proficient with JIRA and Confluence
  • Multi-platform online development experience
  • Goal oriented and results driven
  • Professional communication and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution
  • Must be able to keep focus on multiple tasks and effectively set priorities between projects
Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Location Hunt Valley MD

Overview

The Senior Product Manager will work cross-functionally to guide and drive revenue strategies for ZeniMax Online Studios. You will analyze data and work with development teams to create features and experiences that drive engagement and monetization. Successful candidates will have a passion for good gameplay paired with successful monetization strategies, the ability to parse and act on data, and a drive for simple, flexible, and scalable gaming systems. We are seeking a self-starter who relishes the challenge of finding innovative and effective solutions to enhancing KPIs. This individual is player-focused but also understands and can deliver on business goals, while maintaining the creative vision.

If you love digging into data, working with talented cross-discipline teams, and delivering best-in-class experiences to players, this position may be right for you.

Responsibilities

  • Design, manage, and improve economy and monetization components of our games
  • Develop, manage, and drive a roadmap of successful offerings, updates, initiatives, and features with business forecast goals
  • Collaborate closely with development teams to ensure core monetization and engagement KPI goals are met
  • Partner with analytics teams to conduct and communicate analyses that measure game and feature performance, and provide solutions that improve player experience and positively affect the business
  • Support marketing and sales teams on optimizing and executing major initiatives
  • Contribute to the design of features and systems by providing guidance on their impact to player behavior and in-game economies
  • Develop and maintain a deep knowledge of player behavior within our games and apply this knowledge to help determine and guide feature development and optimization
  • Capture learnings and share best practices for live operations within the studio and company

Qualifications

  • 3+ years as a Product Manager, Monetization Designer, or similar role in game development
  • Experience managing live games is preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of monetization strategies and emerging trends
  • Outstanding data analysis skills and can speak to feature prioritization by leveraging data
  • Strong understanding of game design fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of feature development processes and content creation pipelines
  • Excellent project management and organization skills, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task priorities under pressure
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a deeply collaborative team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and confidential environment
  • Must be an avid game player with a passion for making great games
  • Bachelors in Math, Statistics, Economics, Game Design, Finance, or Business Administration (or equivalent experience); MBA or graduate degree in a relevant field is a plus but not required
Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Location Hunt Valley MD

Overview

ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking an experienced Associate Producer or Producer to join our studio for the development of our next AAA game. This is an opportunity to join an experienced group of developers and help develop a new IP.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in managing feature-based teams, scheduling/planning, analyzing team metrics, and establishing a development environment designed to help the team achieve success.

Responsibilities

  • Help organize, manage, and maintain the project schedule and road-map
  • Work to achieve improved predictability across multiple feature-based teams using agile development methodologies
  • Track and analyze team metrics to help make informed decisions on project scope and priorities
  • Help create, manage, and maintain clearly-defined development processes and workflows
  • Assist in validating team staffing and organization
  • Proactively identify project risks, issues, and triggers; establish actionable mitigation and contingency plans as needed
  • Work with the team to define, schedule, and achieve project deliverables and goals
  • Help shape development practices and processes to improve overall team efficacy
  • Regularly communicate with key stakeholders to provide actionable status updates
  • Share your knowledge and experience effectively to help the team achieve success

Qualifications

  • Proficient with Jira and Confluence
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience working on AAA console/PC games as an Associate Producer, Producer, or Project Manager
  • Have worked with, or led a team through, at least one full console/PC product cycle
  • Able to create, manage, maintain, and analyze team reports using Excel, Jira, Visio, Confluence, and other standard development tools
  • Proficient in Agile Development methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Product Management
  • Experience managing a team or sub-teams, including: establishing project plans, budgets, determining dependencies, assigning work, and helping the team achieve success
  • Goal focused and results driven
  • Comfortable raising concerns and issues
  • Able to learn quickly and apply new concepts, principles, and processes
  • Maintain a solution-oriented approach to development
  • Professional communication and interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution
  • Capable of identifying and communicating project risks and issues; able to take and implement appropriate steps to resolve issues
  • Independent team member who has the ability to take ownership and help move projects forward despite obstacles and problems

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Senior Live Producer

I’m proud of my role in every single milestone the studio has hit while I’ve been here. 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!

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