Product Manager ll, Expressions - VALORANT

May 25, 2024
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Product Managers at Riot perform internal and external analyses, make insightful recommendations, implement strategies, design solutions and ultimately develop products that address complex business issues to achieve company goals. We’re a diverse group of consultants, business people, scientists, and at our core, a team of gamers. We are united by our desire to remain player-focused while maximizing our business outcomes. We support our recommendations with a myriad of sources to ensure we’re informed by data. 

This role is part of the VALORANT Expressions team. Expressions is responsible for developing VALORANT’s cosmetic content as well as the systems through which players purchase or earn those items.

As a Product Manager II on the VALORANT Expressions team, you will support the development and optimization of monetization and rewards systems. You will inform the vision of both team and project-level roadmaps by evaluating and prioritizing product opportunities. You will work closely with feature teams throughout the development process to ensure products are tracking towards clear goals. You will design experiments and conduct data analysis to monitor product performance. Finally, you’ll be expected to drive cross-discipline collaboration; managing relationships as well as your time are key portions of your craft.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with Insights, Production, Engineering, Design and Art teams to develop products that improve VALORANT’s monetization and rewards ecosystems (distribution systems and mechanisms)
  • Utilize game knowledge to anticipate and serve player needs regarding in-game rewards
  • Analyze player data and product results to find actionable business insights
  • Help feature teams prioritize their efforts - accounting for product impact, delivery timelines, and opportunity costs
  • Communicate strategic recommendations and product outcomes to business leaders and decision-makers

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in video game production, product management, analytics, consulting, or business strategy for consumer-facing products
  • 2+ years of experience shipping content or features on a live service video game or SaaS technology product
  • Significant experience developing monetization and engagement features for a live service video game or SaaS technology product
  • Focus on data-informed decision-making or solving problems with incomplete information in the absence of data 
  • Ability to break down complex problems and problem spaces using various business or product frameworks and crafting optimal solutions for our players and our business
  • Self-motivated, and has the desire to work with people to navigate through ambiguity

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience leading game/technology feature development from 0 to 1
  • MBA or advanced degrees in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Management Information Systems, a related discipline, or comparable work experiences (meaningful work experience = 3+ years in relevant space)

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise and a collaborative spirit that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies and experience, but for this role, we also look for dedicated people with a personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this is the role for you!

Our Perks:

Riot focuses on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy and 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.

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