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General Manager

Zynga  |  posted over 4 years ago

FullTime | Austin, TX


Description:

General Manager
 
Zynga is looking for General Managers to join our growing team, and manage the studios for one or more of our hit games!  The General Manager leads production and the executive team for their game studio, as well as the strategic leadership team for the entire company. This position reports directly to the SVP of Games. 
 
We are committed to developing high quality casual and multi player games!  Come join us ... we're having a ball! 
 
Responsibilities:

Work with stakeholders to drive product/service definition and design
Collaborate with Design, Development, and QA teams to build the product and services
Coordinate the Engineering team to manage day-to-day development issues; identify and drive creative solutions for any problems that arise
Coordinate and lead efforts across a large “virtual” cross-functional team, including Marketing, User Research, Localization, Business Development, Licensing, Legal, and other diverse groups
Drive the specification, scheduling, status, and exec review processes for the studio
Contribute to the strategy and business model for the product line, and take ownership of the roadmap
Reconcile business and creative needs to create inspirational product with successful business models

Required Skills:
 

Demonstrated experience owning and delivering successful consumer web production or game development
Demonstrable passion for driving high quality and an engaging user experience
Proven ability to partner effectively with cross-functional disciplines, and to influence effectively where there is no direct authority
Familiarity with the design and development of entertainment experiences
Data-driven approach to decision making
Open for feedback and ability to thrive in a fast paced, constantly iterating environment
Prior experience in web and mobile technologies and services
Knowledge and experience in Social Gaming, Social Media or Social Networks a strong plus
Knowledge of Flash is a strong plus
Previous start-up experience is a strong plus

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