Technical Product Manager Fri Dec 07 02:00:00 CST 2018 Renton, WA 504283900 6789 Wizards of the Coast 1 Employee <p><strong><span style="color:#4b0082"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bring Your Brain....</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><span style="color:#4b0082">We'll Supply the Dragons!!!</span></strong></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and the world's largest publisher of adventure games, including Magic: The Gathering® Trading Card Game and Dungeons & Dragons® Roleplaying Games has an exciting opportunity for a <strong>Technical Product Manager</strong> to join our <strong>Platform Engineering Team</strong>.</span></span></p> <p><br> <span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">We offer competitive salaries, a great benefits package, and the excitement of working in a creative organization. But the best part of working here is that we think creating products that bring hours of enjoyment to millions around the globe is an inherently cool way to earn a living.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?</strong><br> We’re looking for a customer-focused Technical Product Manager and Product Owner with strong business management skills, a technical background, and experience with agile development methodologies.  You will work closely with the product engineering team, business stakeholders, BI teams and third party software team to gather requirements, understand the business objectives, and craft an appropriate strategy. You will be responsible for building and maintaining a roadmap for one of our platform products, prioritizing features, and driving business decision making.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and expertise in the displine of pragmatic product management and building trusted relationships, and has experience working with modern software development teams. You embody the principles of continuous improvement and data-informed design. You thrive in an environment of collaboration, mutual respect, and straightforward communication. Direct experience with ecommerce systems is a plus.</span></span></p> <p><br> <span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD</strong></span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Planning</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Collaborate to define the product vision, strategy and business model</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Work with internal and external resources to establish detailed and prioritized business requirements and critical feature sets and translate them into user stories.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Work with the engineering team to estimate and scope projects to facilitate the product roadmap dicussions with business stakeholders.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Prioritize maintenance and development efforts for assigned products and services.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Use analytics to assess products and processes from a competitive and best practices standpoint, recommending improvements aligned with business objectives.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lead teams to envision new product features to optimize impact.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Develop strategic product roadmaps, success criteria, and mechanisms to track the technical and financial health of products under your purview.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ensure assigned development goals and milestones are established, agreed upon, and achieved.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Help identify and facilitate process, pipelines, and dependencies to enhance effectiveness between multiple team disciplines.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Production</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Accountable for live operations of assigned digital services and products.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Work with our platform engineering team to ensure objectives, strategies, and tactics are carried out in accordance with the Product plans and objectives.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lead and drive the development and implementation of new features, functions, products and platform products.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ensure features, functionality, and user experience meet the business requirements.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Develop and groom the product backlog and build and groom enough stories to feed execution teams.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Protect the user experience and project objectives in the face of changing business and technical environments.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Organize a scrum team and manage the sprint process</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Communication</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Manage expectations and timely communications with regards to status of Production Environment.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Provide clear usability and stability trends / metrics to the Production team and upper management.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Maintain regular communication between team members, management and other groups.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ensure that internal and external developers and other production resources meet deliverables and receive all necessary technical information.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Leadership / Management</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Provide strong leadership to the team by giving clear guidance, instructions and tasks.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Provide direction to Producers and Project Managers to ensure implementation plans for assigned products, and services achieve defined success criteria.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Manage / coordinate cross-organization execution efforts to ensure all relevant internal and external parties are apprised of plans and development schedules in regards to digital services, products and games.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Represent the product to stakeholders in reports and meetings, including demos and presentations.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><br> <span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>AM I QUALIFIED?</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">4+ years experience working as a product manager on an internal engineering team.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">1+ years experience supporting products in a live production environment</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">1+ years working with a Project Management Software such as Microsoft Project, Jira or similar required</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Released multiple products in a Production capacity</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Prior production experience in online gaming</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Strong understanding of QA and QA Processes</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Experience collaborating with all levels on an organization</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Experience triaging / prioritizing emergent issues in 24/7 production environment</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Strong time management skills with a proven ability to focus on priorities, solve problems, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">You live the gamer lifestyle. You enjoy bringing people together for their shared love of games</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ability to communicate effectively across a spectrum of Business, Creative, and Technology personnel at all levels of the organization</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Highly capable with requirements analysis, software development, databases, hardware, quality assurance, and technology operations</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Strong production tool skills including mastery of Microsoft Office, and basic QA/Scrum tools</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">This position requires a strong independent worker who is self-motivated</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Superior scheduling, organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability and desire to work in a fast paced studio environment. Must be ready embrace ambiguity and take action.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.</span></span></strong></p> <p><br> <span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0.0px 0.0px 9.6px;line-height:normal"> </p>

Technical Product Manager

Bring Your Brain....

We'll Supply the Dragons!!!

 

Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and the world's largest publisher of adventure games, including Magic: The Gathering® Trading Card Game and Dungeons & Dragons® Roleplaying Games has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Product Manager to join our Platform Engineering Team.


We offer competitive salaries, a great benefits package, and the excitement of working in a creative organization. But the best part of working here is that we think creating products that bring hours of enjoyment to millions around the globe is an inherently cool way to earn a living.

 

WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?
We’re looking for a customer-focused Technical Product Manager and Product Owner with strong business management skills, a technical background, and experience with agile development methodologies.  You will work closely with the product engineering team, business stakeholders, BI teams and third party software team to gather requirements, understand the business objectives, and craft an appropriate strategy. You will be responsible for building and maintaining a roadmap for one of our platform products, prioritizing features, and driving business decision making.

 

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and expertise in the displine of pragmatic product management and building trusted relationships, and has experience working with modern software development teams. You embody the principles of continuous improvement and data-informed design. You thrive in an environment of collaboration, mutual respect, and straightforward communication. Direct experience with ecommerce systems is a plus.


DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD

Planning

  • Collaborate to define the product vision, strategy and business model
  • Work with internal and external resources to establish detailed and prioritized business requirements and critical feature sets and translate them into user stories.
  • Work with the engineering team to estimate and scope projects to facilitate the product roadmap dicussions with business stakeholders.
  • Prioritize maintenance and development efforts for assigned products and services.
  • Use analytics to assess products and processes from a competitive and best practices standpoint, recommending improvements aligned with business objectives.
  • Lead teams to envision new product features to optimize impact.
  • Develop strategic product roadmaps, success criteria, and mechanisms to track the technical and financial health of products under your purview.
  • Ensure assigned development goals and milestones are established, agreed upon, and achieved.
  • Help identify and facilitate process, pipelines, and dependencies to enhance effectiveness between multiple team disciplines.

 

Production

  • Accountable for live operations of assigned digital services and products.
  • Work with our platform engineering team to ensure objectives, strategies, and tactics are carried out in accordance with the Product plans and objectives.
  • Lead and drive the development and implementation of new features, functions, products and platform products.
  • Ensure features, functionality, and user experience meet the business requirements.
  • Develop and groom the product backlog and build and groom enough stories to feed execution teams.
  • Protect the user experience and project objectives in the face of changing business and technical environments.
  • Organize a scrum team and manage the sprint process

 

Communication

  • Manage expectations and timely communications with regards to status of Production Environment.
  • Provide clear usability and stability trends / metrics to the Production team and upper management.
  • Maintain regular communication between team members, management and other groups.
  • Ensure that internal and external developers and other production resources meet deliverables and receive all necessary technical information.

 

Leadership / Management

  • Provide strong leadership to the team by giving clear guidance, instructions and tasks.
  • Provide direction to Producers and Project Managers to ensure implementation plans for assigned products, and services achieve defined success criteria.
  • Manage / coordinate cross-organization execution efforts to ensure all relevant internal and external parties are apprised of plans and development schedules in regards to digital services, products and games.
  • Represent the product to stakeholders in reports and meetings, including demos and presentations.


AM I QUALIFIED?

  • 4+ years experience working as a product manager on an internal engineering team.
  • 1+ years experience supporting products in a live production environment
  • 1+ years working with a Project Management Software such as Microsoft Project, Jira or similar required
  • Released multiple products in a Production capacity
  • Prior production experience in online gaming
  • Strong understanding of QA and QA Processes
  • Experience collaborating with all levels on an organization
  • Experience triaging / prioritizing emergent issues in 24/7 production environment

 

Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:

  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to focus on priorities, solve problems, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • You live the gamer lifestyle. You enjoy bringing people together for their shared love of games
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a spectrum of Business, Creative, and Technology personnel at all levels of the organization
  • Highly capable with requirements analysis, software development, databases, hardware, quality assurance, and technology operations
  • Strong production tool skills including mastery of Microsoft Office, and basic QA/Scrum tools
  • This position requires a strong independent worker who is self-motivated
  • Superior scheduling, organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability and desire to work in a fast paced studio environment. Must be ready embrace ambiguity and take action.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

 


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Information Technology, IT Manager, Engineer, Manager, Technology, Marketing, Engineering, Management

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Requisition ID: 6789