The Senior Manager, Product Management of the Game Lifecycle Operations within Riot Game Operations (RGO) reports to the RGO Senior Director of Operations and will ensure Riot has a clear greenlight framework to guide company decisions for new game funding and for games moving through the production lifecycle. As team captain with a few reports you will partner with RGO leaders, Game Studio leadership, and partner teams across the company to standardize Riot's game lifecycle operations.

Responsibilities

  • Directly Accountable for evolving Riot's Game Greenlight Process , including the goals of the system, the means to achieve those goals, and agreement thereof with partners.
    • Work with leadership to evolve Riot’s Game Greenlight process and vision.
    • Ensure Riot leadership and game teams are aligned on development phases and gates.
    • Present takeaways of Gate Review panel feedback to leadership. 
  • Directly accountable for promoting agreement on a measurable, scalable and actionable model for evaluating game performance.
    • Establish a group of experts to create discipline specific development guidelines and guardrails, and align with partners, contributors and participants.
    • Evolve and maintain Gate Checklists and the working charter between the Game Operations and contributors.
    • Establish a clear set of behaviors and responses based on panel feedback that maintain a clear path forward for game teams.
  • Directly accountable for the awareness and compliance of Greenlight plans. Work with Program Management to:
    • Ensure all participants understand what and when they have to do a thing.
    • Be the on-the-ground advocate to help teams prepare for gate reviews.
    • Keep teams focused on outcomes rather than prescribed deliverables.
    • Iterate and improve the greenlight processes.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 7+ years of Product Management or Production on complex game projects;
  • At least 4 years experience in people management of mid-senior people; 
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent game development experience (creative, development, engineering, product or business);
  • Must have experience managing video game products through the entire product life cycle - from conception, launch, transition to maintaining and operating a live service and successfully launched one or more games;
  • Effective at partnering with teams and building agreements

Desired Qualifications

  • MBA preferred;
  • Comfortable in 1-to-many presentation settings;
  • Experience facilitating meetings with senior management

Our Perks

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

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