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Principal Product Manager

United States (Remote)

All levels

1 Week ago

6 skills required for this role

Job Description

Who We Are

Second Dinner is an award-winning independent game development studio that is here to make the most fun games in the world. Not super fun games. Not SUPER DUPER fun games. We mean the MOST fun games. In fact, our game MARVEL SNAP has earned multiple Mobile Game of the Year Awards (Game Awards , DICE ), Best Strategy Game (IGN) , and the Apple Design Award for Innovation !

Second Dinner is a remote-first studio, so while we are headquartered in Irvine, California, most of our team is fully remote across the United States. We want the most talented teammates wherever they call home. A diverse team with varied perspectives makes us a better company and will help us make better games. If you can bring something new to the table and expand our point of view, that's a huge upside.

Our Product Management Team

At Second Dinner, the product management team are game developers. We are intimate partners with game design, UX, production, art, engineering, marketing, data, and analytics. These partnerships are critical to creating a game that is fun for our players and achieving our goals. Product managers at Second Dinner are embedded in the game team, write design specs, create wireframes, engage on scope and prioritization with engineering and production, and deep dive on analytics with data scientists. Every day will create new exciting opportunities to make an amazing game and team even better!

Your Role

We are seeking a principal level Product Manager. You will report to the Senior Director of Product & Strategy. Your primary responsibility is to partner with Design, Production, Marketing, Data & Analytics, and many other disciplines to drive new product features and optimize existing ones to make our game crazy fun and HUGE worldwide. If you love crafting world-class game experiences, collaborating with extraordinarily talented cross-functional teams, and driving healthy product goals, then APPLY!

What You’ll Do:

  • Partner with design and production to define and prioritize liveops events, in-game purchasing experiences, and the live service roadmap
  • Serve as the product owner for new KPI-impacting features and optimization of existing features to drive towards achieving long term goals for the game
  • Oversee Live Ops initiatives, mentoring Product Managers working on the ongoing content cadence for Snap
  • Perform competitive research, analyze industry trends, and implement best practices to ensure we are on the the forefront of making and operating an industry leading game
  • Partner with the analytics team to deeply understand our players and game, and translate insights into impactful specs and experiments
  • Use a blend of product intuition, competitive intelligence, consumer sentiment, and data to improve our understanding of the potential impact of content and feature proposals
  • Create models and frameworks to continuously improve decision making and identify opportunities for growth across the player experience

What You’ll Need:

  • Strong experience in video game product management focused on feature development or live operations
  • Demonstrated track record of success developing live service features that impact topline KPIs.
  • Experience using analytical and visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Looker)
  • Passionate player of mobile and F2P games
  • Experience and mindset for serving a diverse and global player base
  • Thinks both analytically and creatively; trusts that the best solutions are usually art + science
  • Be curious! Seeks new insights and discovers ways to utilize them to improve the game
  • Be creative! Writes specs and designs that are targeted towards increasing specific KPIs
  • Be a leader! Utilizes amazing communication skills to excite and rally the team around iteration and new concepts

Nice to Have But Not Necessary:

  • Experience working in mobile and/or free-to-play games
  • Technical knowledge or ability to code in Unity / C# / SQL
  • Previous startup experience
  • MS/MBA, preferably in a quantitative discipline

The total compensation for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $190,000 - $280,000 USD + equity + comprehensive benefits + potential for discretionary performance bonuses.

Individual pay within this salary range may span multiple levels within the discipline and is determined by assessed job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training. It also factors in market demands and business needs. The disclosed range is not adjusted based on location and may be subject to change or modification based on business needs in the future. Your recruiter can answer any questions about new hire total compensation during the hiring process.

An overview of the benefits and perks at Second Dinner:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance plans with Second Dinner paying 100% of premiums for employees and 75% for dependents for many plans
  • 401(k) contribution with no waiting period
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave with no waiting period
  • Home office improvement bonus
  • Paid Vacation & Sick time
  • Remote-first with core overlap hours between 10AM and 4PM PT
  • Company Winter Holiday shutdown (Dec 25-Jan 1)
  • Company Summer Holiday shutdown (week of July 4)
  • Company Events - In-person Summer all-hands gathering, in-person holiday party, annual camping event, and virtual events throughout the year

We are an equal opportunity employer that places high value on diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, disability status, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military status, or veteran status.

You must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.

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