Principal Product Manager, Data Platforms - Activision Blizzard Media

May 10, 2024
San Francisco, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


Advertising & Sales

Job Description:

Job Title: Principal Product Manager, Data Platforms - Activision Blizzard Media 

Reporting to: Senior Director, Product Management 

Location: San Francisco, CA 

Your Role Within the Kingdom

Want to empower the world’s best games? Interested in defining the future of monetization for game studios and players? As a product management leader for the Data Platform, you will work alongside engineers, product managers, and developers to design and develop data platforms - real-time and offline - to power in-game advertising solutions in close partnership with our studios at Activision, Blizzard, and King.

The key focus for this role is driving our core data offering - real-time services, scheduled workflows, and processes that power our critical data needs for revenue reporting. In addition, this role will be responsible for Machine Learning Infra - systems that power real-time decisioning and analytics. You will drive this roadmap across two well-staffed engineering teams in partnership with key cross-functional partners.

Successful candidates will have strong domain expertise in data systems that leverage large-scale data products like BigQuery, Spark, Vertex AI, DataFlow, and experience working with large-scale distributed data processing systems. In addition, having experience and exposure to Advertising Technology (DSPs, Ad Serving, Reporting) will be key to being able to understand the product deeply and contribute to the growth and success thereof.

As a Principal Product Manager of Data Platforms, you will:

  • Be responsible for the Data (Offline & Online) pillars of our core platform

  • Contribute towards the ads platform business strategy and drive excellence in our offerings to brands

  • Work closely with engineering, product, and data science to understand needs and develop effective product offerings

  • Collaborate with other product managers, engineers, data scientists, designers, marketing, sales, and a broad set of cross-functional partners to craft, implement, and launch delightful products that improve business performance

  • Problem-solving capabilities evidenced by a proven track record of quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing product concepts, strategic opportunities, and competitive threats

Skills to Create Thrills:

  • Prior experience with Data and Distributed Systems (SQL, Python, BigQuery, Airflow), AdTech, ML Infra (VertexAI, MLOps, GKE), Revenue Reporting, designing and deploying features or tools that improve the overall utility of data systems.

  • A compelling influencer with excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare clear and concise stakeholder-ready documents

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams (marketing, sales, etc.)

  • 8+ years experience as a product manager/engineer (at least 3 as Product Manager), ideally in the advertising space

  • Experience in agile product development environments

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in a technical field required

About Activision Blizzard Media

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®. The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

King strives to be a place where everyone can be their most authentic self. We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion is a vital and continuous conversation, and that change only happens when we all come together. It’s our mission to build a diverse and inclusive Kingdom for our people, players, and community. 

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is our mission – it’s the thread that connects our people, our players, and our passion for our games. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of fun?

Kingsters are seriously playful: creative thinkers who balance art and science to bring moments of magic to millions daily. But our players aren’t the only ones that can level-up. We’re always looking for ways to champion each other and make what’s already great, even better.

So, if this feels like a fun way to spend your days, and you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful.

Applications needs to be in English.

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We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!  Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company.  You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $143,060.00 - $264,846.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.
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