Who We Are

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). 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, Battleborn, 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 encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you’re interested in the job and think you have the determination to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply!

What We Need

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to join the 2K: Core Games Product team. Your role will be to help strategically shape content, live service, and monetization plans to marry player value and commercial goals. You will work closely with studios and product leadership to develop, guide, implement, and optimize the Live Services strategies supporting our new IPs’ creative vision.

What You Will Do

  • Closely collaborate with development and publishing teams to define Live Services product & business strategy for unannounced projects, including:

    • Collaborate with studio and publishing teams to build Live Services plans (e.g., in-game store, events, messaging, personalization, progression systems, economy, and post-launch content delivery), which improve engagement, retention, and lifetime value in harmony with franchise objectives & player expectations. Effectively communicate to studio and publishing teams for implementation.
    • Use data, insights (research), and user testing to build a deep understanding of player behaviors, engagement patterns, content preferences, and player trust.
    • Inform and implement the goals and benchmarks to measure player base health and business performance. Track, analyze, and deliver consolidated updates on live service performance to the studio, publishing, and leadership teams.
    • Define telemetry needs, critical metrics, reporting, and analyses needed to develop insights into player behaviors in partnership with the Analytics team. Analyze data and translate it into insights and strategies that enable us to meet and exceed core franchise targets.
    • Build messaging, campaign, and upsell strategies in collaboration with Performance Marketing and the development teams to ensure engagement and conversion.
    • Work alongside Commercial Growth teams to build strategies for pricing, in-game promotions, SKUs, and ongoing content.
    • Market Intelligence – Deliver research and thought leadership on live services industry landscape, trends, competitor products, and recommendations that help us grow and evolve our thinking.
    • Be the Product Champion – Share insights, processes, and lessons learned with other studio & publishing teams.
    • Be the Player Advocate – Understand and advocate for the player’s perspective to ensure the development of fair and balanced engagement & monetization models that empower customer choice and value for time.

What Will Make You a Great Fit

  • Data-informed decision maker who is able to balance business priorities, customer perspective, resources, capacity, and partner needs.
  • Abstract-capable problem solver who can pull out patterns and instances into themes, theses, and strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to simplify, structure, and communicate information for all levels of the organization
  • Alignment-building bias. Preference for collaboration, influence and education to get results.
  • 5+ years of experience, including product management, production, live ops, game design, or other related fields. Experience working on AAA or Strategy games with post-launch content and iteration loops.
  • Intimate, solid understanding of ongoing, service-based products and their methodology – including drivers of performance, player needs/sensitivities and content models.
  • Able to thrive in ambiguous environments and enjoy creating clarity
  • Strong preference for being a fire marshal vs. a firefighter. Able to identify, communicate, and mitigate risks before they are problems
  • Passion for games and ability to understand and deconstruct what makes a successful live game

Bonus Points

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau (SQL double plus)
  • Experience working in games/games economies for Live Services and ongoing-engagement titles
  • Strong critical thinking, strategy, problem-solving, business analysis, and data-informed decision-making capabilities
  • Well-played within online and multiplayer games
  • Proficiency with business intelligence tools and comfortable building models to explore opportunities while working closely with analytics
  • Interested and engaged learned with the market space and what’s going on in our industry – including constantly updating that understanding

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, perform their essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need a reasonable accommodation.

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

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $130,000 and $170,000 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.

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