Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation5, PlayStation4, PlayStationVR, PlayStationPlus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

This role is open to US-based permanent remote arrangements.

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation5, PlayStation4, PlayStationVR, PlayStationPlus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

THE ROLE

As the Director of Product Management, you will work as part of the central Live Services team, reporting to the Head of Product Management for Live Service games at PlayStation Studios. Your primary responsibility is to work as a subject matter expert, leading a small central team collaborating with game studios and other partners (analytics, marketing, etc.) to help build, launch, and manage successful live service games, while helping studios to build out top-notch embedded capabilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work across multiple live and upcoming titles from PlayStation Studios, partnering closely with game studios and other partners to help effectively build out capabilities and successfully launch and manage their live service titles.
  • Engage with game teams on everything from high level product and commercial strategy to evaluating design specs and mockups, engaging closely on product prioritization and roadmaps.
  • Identify opportunities for product performance growth for various titles, influence key stakeholders, and drive initiatives to a successful outcome through strong relationships.
  • Develop and share best practices to help game studios stand up and evolve their processes and capabilities.
  • Define and drive core KPIs in partnership with other publishing level resources (game analytics, user research, marketing, etc).
  • Manage, develop, and grow a small team of product management and live service design talent, leading and inspiring a highly skilled team.
  • Connect development teams across PlayStation studios to the latest competitive research, analyze industry trends, and define best practices.
  • Function as a conduit between multiple studios to foster knowledge sharing and deeper collaboration.
  • Help define the processes and methodologies used centrally to level up our product management craft and improve the way we build and operate live service games.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong experience in product management and/or live service design focused on feature development and live operations.
  • Seasoned people leader with an ability to manage, lead and inspire a highly skilled team.
  • Demonstrated track record of success driving initiatives that positively impact core KPIs.
  • Expert data fluency and track record of partnering with analytics, research, and insights groups
  • Experience with game economy and/or monetization modeling and experience with analytical tools (e.g. Looker, Tableau, etc.).
  • Diverse development experience spanning different types of games, genres, and business models (F2P, paid, cosmetic economy, etc.).
  • Expert navigator between creative and insights with proven ability to bridge the gap between insights and generating creative solutions.
  • Expertise and a wealth of knowledge of industry trends and the competitor landscape.
  • Ability to understand, conceptualize, and improve the design of game systems, features, and mechanics, providing recommendations to shape the direction of the product.
  • Experience working across products at different development stages (incubation, live operations, etc.).
  • Experience working with publishing partners (marketing, release management, store, etc.).
  • Experience partnering with leadership/executives at a studio and publishing level.

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click

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The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$241,900 — $362,900 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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