Project Manager vacancy at Zelgor Games
Backed by famous venture capitalist Tim Draper, co-creator of Guitar Hero, Kai Huang, and the founders of napster, the Zelgor team brings real-world experience building successful games like The Sims, Bioshock Infinite, and Dungeons & Dragons Online, and more.
General overview of the role
We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our team working on an exciting family-friendly IP at Zelgor Games! You’ll be working with our executive team to plan, schedule, and run the day-to-day logistics of our virtual remote game development team and help us grow. The ideal candidate will be a great team player with exceptional soft skills.
Schedule and run scrum meetings for our virtual remote team
Administrate Jira tasks and sprints, turning the backlog and project priorities into regular, stable software iterations
Help the team achieve milestones and objectives, bringing out the best in each team member and supporting their productivity with flexible, customized approaches to each individual
Facilitate removal of impediments and proactively improve processes
Create Project Management Artifacts such as road maps/milestones and burn-down/burn-up/velocity charts then communicate them to the team
Use these tools to adjust the levers of scope, deadlines, team size, and contracting/outsourcing to achieve company goals that match reality as closely as possible
Have regular one-on-ones with team members and support the goal of keeping everyone sufficiently aware of big picture objectives and how they are meaningfully contributing
Take meeting notes and timekeep when necessary
Assist all departments with wiki documentation and proactively fix outdated information after meetings
Work with executive management to support a world-class company culture, assisting in planning and running team-building and morale activities while working remotely
Participate in the creative process
Participate in Design meetings and give feedback
Participate in Playtest Thursdays and run Bug Triage Meetings, updating Jira bugs with assignments, priorities, and sprints
Proactively identify areas of inefficiency and gaps in communication then take responsibility for coming up with solutions
Support hiring for other positions with outreach, communication, and scheduling as well as assisting the CEO with logistics and onboarding
Manage relationships with outsource studios and contractors, working with the management team and discipline leads to facilitate communication, contracts, and budgets
Assist in building our production and QA infrastructure as we scale up, and eventually training junior production team members
2+ shipped projects and experience with every stage of development
Prototyping, Production, Release, live updates
At least one live game with regular content releases
Ideally at least one mobile project (not required)
10+ years of experience
Fluency and speed in remote collaboration software, including Google Suite, Slack, Jira, and Confluence
A friendly and positive attitude
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Extremely good communication skills and Emotional Intelligence
Excitement about our company vision and roadmap
Skills considered as a good plus
PR and Community Management
Perks & Benefits
Friendly, diverse team
We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability, or veteran status.
Please apply today!
This position is not expected to start immediately. We are gathering applications for a start date a few months down the road. This is an important, permanent position that we expect to take our time interviewing for to find the right fit.