Lead Product Manager, Core Infrastructure and Services

| San Francisco, CA, USA +69 more | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 138,500-204,980 Annually
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Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, problem solvers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

What We Need

We’re looking for an experienced Lead Product Manager to develop critical capabilities for our backend-as-a-service platform. 2K’s game studios and publishing teams rely on our platform to perform consistently, reliably, and cost-effectively at scale. Likewise, our own platform engineering teams require robust infrastructure and shared technology to maximize the value they deliver. The strategy you lead will ensure their success.

You’ll partner closely with other platform teams as well as the broader 2K organization to identify and deliver opportunities that enable 2K’s growth and delight our players.

What You Will Do

  • Own the vision and strategy for productizing our platform’s core cloud infrastructure and devops practice. You will support all of 2K by ensuring that our platform teams can innovate at the speed of our business, and can depend on a robust set of shared, foundational technologies. For teams integrating with our platform, you will unlock new efficiencies and capabilities through new infrastructure products.
  • Form productive, positive partnerships with product and technical leads across our platform organization, through which you will identify shared opportunities to extend our capabilities, improve operational discipline, and advance our platform strategy. In partnership with other 2K technical teams, including Site Reliability Engineering and Infrastructure Operations, you will drive critical observability, integration, and cost-management outcomes that benefit all our titles.
  • Align stakeholders, partners, and teams to the vision. You will inspire trust and confidence in your ability to deliver through strong communication and reliable delivery. You will advocate on behalf of your teams and the rest of our platform organization.
  • Work closely with your peers in engineering and program management to plan effectively, validate product and technical assumptions, and iteratively deliver high-quality product increments. You will contribute to our shared understanding of what good looks like across multiple dimensions of product and technical quality.
  • Requirements capture and validation, road mapping, competitive analyses, customer interviews, strategic planning, KPI development and reporting.

Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit

  • 7-10+ years in product management, developing and delivering technical software products.
  • Background in cloud infrastructure and/or devops as a product or engineering leader. You have opinions on how to deliver scalable, fault-tolerant and observable production systems to a global organization, and on how best to productize development and delivery best practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with keen attention to detail. You have experience presenting to senior management and key stakeholders to drive decisions and win buy-in for your ideas. You excel at earning trust and are comfortable saying “no” – and can align your audience on why it’s the right answer.
  • Enthusiastic about building products, organizations, and culture. You thrive in low structure but are excited about creating the structures we require to succeed. You project coolness under pressure and stability amid high-velocity change. You champion 2K values and help others to grow.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in a related field. MBA or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Passion for gaming.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in AAA game publishing or development
  • Experience working with game console, PC, and/or mobile platform partners

As an equal-opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $138,500 and $204,980 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

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An Insider's view of 2K

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a single mom, work-life balance is incredibly important to me. One of the things that attracted me most to 2K was the emphasis on creating an environment where employees are supported & empowered to excel in our work while recognizing that our people are our best assets, and to do great work, we have to take care of ourselves & families too.

Audrey

Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Development

What does your typical day look like?

I work in Mocap Post Production. I’m mainly responsible for Head Mounted Camera footage in the post-processing and QA stage. I’m also the Lead for our small third volume, which we use exclusively for ROMming talent and props. I support processing the Mocap data and QA which helps to prepare assets for delivery. It’s very busy and very rewarding!

Tiffany

Motion Capture Animator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, Drive, Always Learning, Open to New Ideas and a Team Player.

Shawna

Senior Director, Talent

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to continue being industry leaders with a culture that serves as an example. Putting the customer first is the only way to thrive in this competitive entertainment industry. Every 'out of the box' creative idea is a risk; letting yourself take these risks and be willing to fail fast will lead to long-term success.

Sanju

Technical Director

What are 2K Perks + Benefits

Culture
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Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
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401(K)
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
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Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Family medical leave
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Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
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Paid holidays
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Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
2K provides weekly catering on Wednesdays.
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also provide additional partner discounts on daily essentials, fitness reimbursement, and have ongoing raffles and give-aways.

In addition to vacation and time off benefits, we also have a generous compassionate leave program.

All benefits require eligibility pending employment type and location.

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