Director of Product

We are looking for our Director of Product at Manticore Games, to lead product strategy and vision. We are working in stealth mode on a new form of hardcore multiplayer gameplay, leveraging user generated content. The position is located in San Mateo, California.

To apply, please send a short cover email, including your resume or a link to your updated LinkedIn profile and a link to your portfolio (for art positions) to: JOBS@MANTICOREGAMES.COM

Keywords: product management, product strategy, product market fit, roadmap definition, market entry strategy, live online service, analytics, user funnel management, publishing, key influencers, user acquisition, growth...

Responsibilities

  • One-person army to lead product management and strategy for all aspects of our core service
  • Work closely with Design, Engineering, Production and Art to define and execute product strategy and development roadmap
  • Lead product design, features specifications, roadmap execution, and all elements of go-to-market
  • Expected to provide valuable input into business cases based on in-depth data analysis and demonstrate how that analysis impacts key product metrics.
  • Run Build versus Rent/ Buy analyses for key features and systems
  • Be a spokesperson for the consumer experience (creators & gamers)
  • Research, specify and manage the tools, services and features that empower our creators to create, publish and share games on our platform
  • Drive vision and implementation of our service and UGC ecosystem
  • Conduct competitive intelligence, market research, consumer research and benchmarking
  • Leverage analytics to lead design and iteration on product features
  • Establish analytics frameworks to capture and analyze product and services metrics, KPI’s and experiments
  • Lead and recruit PM team (UI/UX, Production, etc.)

Requirements

  • Product leader with BS or MS in CS or similar degrees with a minimum of 10 years of work experience in product management and live online gaming
  • Highly quantitative academic & professional backgrounds, including exceptional data analysis skills
  • Excellent applied knowledge and use of analytics tools
  • Ability to create wire-frames, product specifications and white papers
  • At least two AAA online gaming titles or services shipped in a product management leadership role
  • Able to communicate effectively with Design, Art, Product and Engineering personnel
  • Experience recruiting and managing a small to medium-sized team

Pluses

  • Experience in real time PvP and hardcore online gaming
  • Experience with international markets (US, EU, Asia, South America)
  • Experience working on and making game mods, UGC services
  • MBA from a top university