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Lead Game Product Manager

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 172212

Position Title: Lead Game PM

External Description:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop and deliver games, content, and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.

The Studio

The EA Sports Mobile Team is founded on inclusivity, passion, innovation, and creativity with a mission to bring immersive sports gaming experiences built for mobile devices to millions of gamers around the world.

Glu Sports is an EA Mobile studio responsible for the development and live operations of the highly successful Tap Sports Baseball franchise and working on other immersive sports games. The Glu Sports team is founded on a passion for combining casual, competition, social and collecting through sports experiences. 

The Role

As a Lead Game Product Manager, you will work to define market opportunities for new games on an existing platform and game experience.   Following game target goals, you will implement the strategic roadmap, to establish the growth strategy, and to achieve a best-in-class live service. You will guide the decisions that lead the game to reach its financial, player, and strategic goals, and will establish frameworks and data-driven processes to achieve these goals. You will report to the Studio GM.

Responsibilities

  • Establish target market, game goals that leverage existing mechanics across new sports experiences, working with corporate strategy, customer insights and central teams to ensure viability of product offerings.
  • Oversee the full game lifecycle: writing specifications, working across cross-functional teams (design, UX, art, engineering) to launch features and content, and analyzing the impact of those releases
  • Establish short and long term KPI success criteria for product development, feature development, and live service
  • Oversee the validation strategy across the full game lifecycle, from early-concept through to live service
  • Partner with other product managers and analysts to provide actionable recommendations affecting future product iterations
  • Provide valuable input into business cases on a hypothesis-driven approach while conducting in-depth data analysis that shows probable impacts against important product metrics
  • Work closely with any license holders to ensure mutual success
  • Drive user and competitive research to identify user segments, highlight player needs and product value propositions to maximize player engagement, retention, and LTV
  • Become an expert in the genre, promoting best practices from the industry supported by data
  • Collaborate with all partner teams to ensure a one team approach

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience in product management, system design, live operations or analytics
  • Experience with mobile game development and free-to-play business model including bringing a new game to market
  • Outstanding written, oral, and organizational ability
  • Must love creating fun, compelling, and engaging user experiences
  • Passion for dissecting and analyzing games and core game loops
  • Experience managing and/or deep understanding of Sports games or character collector games a plus
  • Passion for sports a definite plus!
  • BA/BS, quantitative or technical degree (math, economics, engineering, or finance), or MBA

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Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2022-03-10 19:26:35.65

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About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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