Zenimax Online Studios

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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 Location Hunt Valley MD

Overview

Zenimax Online Studios is looking for a Senior Producer for its mobile team to ensure that the project vision is realized while keeping scope under control and communicating status to keep everyone aligned.The ideal candidate will be proficient in scheduling/planning, analyzing team metrics, and establishing a development environment designed to help the team achieve success.

Responsibilities

  • Organize, manage, and maintain the project schedule and roadmap
  • Coordinate with external partners, internal teams, and leadership to make optimal decisions about team and product direction
  • Manage project budgets in terms of finances and developer bandwidth
  • Create, manage, and maintain clearly-defined development processes and workflows
  • Track and analyze team metrics to improve process and guide future decisions
  • Identify critical path issues and drive initiatives with teams to resolve those issues
  • Manage project release schedules for game and platform initiatives
  • Ensure status is communicated widely, keeping stakeholders, leadership, and the team aligned
  • Support day-to-day processes & planning, acting as Scrum Master for teams

Qualifications

  • 5+ years game production experience, including at least one mobile game through the full production cycle to live maintenance and updating
  • Strong knowledge of agile development practices including Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience managing multiple teams including establishing project plans, budgets, determining dependencies, and prioritizing work to achieve success
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills, including conflict resolution
  • Experience with iOS and Android development and deployment
  • Experience working with external developers
  • Must be able to keep focus on multiple tasks and effectively set priorities between projects
  • Goal focused and results driven
  • Proficiency with JIRA and Confluence
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
Department Production Division ZeniMax Online Studios Location Hunt Valley MD

Overview

Zenimax Online Studios is looking for a new addition to our Creative Production team. We are seeking an experienced Producer to coordinate the creative production of marketing communications for one of the most celebrated game franchises of all time.

The Integrated Producer is responsible for effectively guiding design, art, and video projects from inception through delivery. This includes establishing timelines, confirming deliverable specifications, resource management, and coordinating creative reviews with stakeholders. They are the process linchpin to everything that flows through the marketing pipeline.

Responsibilities

  • Cross-departmental collaboration and management of design, art, and video projects with Marketing and Game Development teams
  • Oversee multiple and concurrent projects to guarantee overall quality of work and ensure the project is delivered on time, on budget, and free of error
  • Develop and manage project scopes of work, project schedules, and resource budgets
  • Provide support for industry regulatory approvals and licensing and rights management
  • Maintain project workflow status while in constant communication with relevant Creative, Marketing, and Development teams

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience managing multi-faceted projects in a fast-paced agency, marketing, or creative services environment
  • Must be detail oriented and adept at multi-tasking
  • Self-motivated and organized
  • Solution-driven
  • Strong understanding of digital, print, and broadcast media and the ability to converse effectively about all verticals
  • Strong sense of design and experience with industry leading creative output
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with a variety of personalities and work styles 
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Atlassian product experience a plus (i.e. JIRA, Confluence, etc.)

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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!

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