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As the VALORANT Program Manager III for China, you’re responsible for ensuring the VALORANT team is effectively serving our players in China. You will work closely with partners in Riot’s China Publishing organization, Riot’s central tech organization, and our partners at Tencent to ensure everyone is aligned on how we’re serving players. You will work closely with VALORANT product leadership to ensure that region specific needs are addressed and balance appropriately within VALORANT’s unapologetically global approach.

You should bring a proven track record of influencing across teams and products to deliver compelling experiences for your customers. You should have a deep understanding of player expectations in China. You should also build strong relationships with developers across teams at Riot and partner developer studios. If you’re succeeding at this job, VALORANT will succeed in China.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that VALORANT PC meets desired performance metrics in China
  • Bring insights from Riot China and Tencent into the feature roadmap for VALORANT PC
  • Serve as VALORANT’s primary representative to both Riot China and Tencent
  • Coordinate with Riot & Tencent publishing to ensure publishing efforts match product deliveries
  • Collaborate with VALORANT operations leadership to ensure that Valorant PC operates at the same or better level of quality as other regions

Required Qualifications

  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • 6+ years of experience relevant experience in program management, production or product management
  • 3+ years of leadership experience
  • Excellent teamwork, team leadership, communication, and stakeholder management
  • Experience driving delivery of cross-functional programs in alignment with functional roadmaps and strategic priorities
  • Familiarity with project tracking software (e.g. Google Sheets, Airtable, MS Project, Trello, JIRA, Smartsheets)
  • Experience managing partnerships across language and culture
  • Experience effectively managing a diverse group of stakeholders across multiple companies and geographies (Tencent & Riot preferred)
  • Ability to time-shift schedule as needed for calls with Tencent
  • Availability for at minimum quarterly travel to China to build strong relationships with Tencent and Riot Shanghai counterparts

Desired Qualifications 

  • Previous program experience in a large decentralized organization
  • Experience with project methodologies like Scrum & Agile
  • Experience leading change management on large-scale programs
  • Experience taking games from development to launched
  • 3+ years of game development experience
  • Bachelor's degree

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this could be your role!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $140,100.00 - $195,700.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
  • (Bellevue only) Base salary range between $140,100.00 - $195,700.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
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