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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 Locaton Hunt Valley US-MD

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Directors to manage the entire departmental direction and roadmap
  • Coordinate with external partners, internal teams and executive management to make optimal decisions about team and product direction
  • Support day-to-day processes & planning for the group
  • Identify critical path issues and drive initiatives with teams to resolve those issues
  • Assist with the development of the assigned project.
  • Support the production and development of assigned projects
  • Coordinate troubleshooting of technical problems
  • Coordinate and monitor the production of projects for business initiatives
  • Track and analyze metrics from teams to help improve process and guide future scheduling decisions.
  • Focus on growing teams to greater potential
  • Assist with internal processes and procedures
  • Facilitate execution either as a Product Owner or Scrum Master on multiple SCRUM teams

 

Requirements: 

  • 6+ years hands-on production or project management experience
  • Online development experience
  • Strong leadership experience
  • Experience with agile development practices
  • Proven ability to meet goals and objectives
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Must be able to keep focus on multiple tasks and effectively set priorities between projects
  • Passion for making GREAT games 

 

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

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