Project Manager

About the Employer
As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More
Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
Yoga & Wellness Activities
Happy Hours
Company Events

We are looking for a Project Manager who will be an energetic facilitator with project teams. The ideal candidate will possess a positive attitude and an open mind with the ability to look at things from a different perspective. Must be able to learn, implement, coach and maintain basic Project Management best practices; this person should fully understand traditional Project Management principals and its differences from Agile processes. The candidate would be an experienced Project Manager with a proven track record of being solution and delivery focused. Candidate must also be able to perform at a high level by leading strategic, cross‐functional, business facing and technical initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand the basics of Agile, Waterfall and other best practices and willing to iterate and improve on process:
  • Costing/Estimating (T-shirt sizing, etc.)
  • Sprint Planning
  • Daily Standups
  • Retrospective
  • Measure and Track Progress
  • Understanding of the basics of Burnup and Burndown Charts and excited to learn more

  • Review sprint data with Production teams in order to make educated decisions and:
  • Identify assumptions and risks within a full development cycle
  • Identify and guide teams to validate assumptions
  • Properly measure and communicate risks around assumptions vs. actuals
  • Report objectively

  • Understanding of the basics of Burnup and Burndown Charts and excited to learn more
  • Accurately forecast completion based on scope and velocity
  • Properly measure and communicate cost of change (when plans change)
  • Work with production to identify complex and detailed plans that need to be reduced to simple and digestible reports

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years of experience in Project Management in mobile games
  • Have a working understanding of a broad range of competitive mobile games
  • An open mind and an ability to adapt new ways of thinking and executing
  • Objective judgment under uncertain circumstances with maturity and confidence to effectively address critical issues
  • Superb time management skills
  • Able to manage difficult conversations and facilitate disagreements
  • Collaborative nature with a strong ability to lead
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills
  • Experienced in interacting with both business and team individuals
  • Able to embrace change and uncertainty and apply a creative approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
  • Appreciation for quality product and the user experience
  • Promote simplicity without losing focus on user experience and goals
  • Demonstrate and promote the value of Agility to team members
  • Strong focus on continues learning and evolving

  • Solid understanding of basic tools:
  • Classic JIRA – Ability to write complex queries using JQL
  • Greenhopper JIRA
  • Confluence
  • Visio, Excel and all MS Office Tools
  • Mac OS & Keynote
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ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.