Senior Director, Product Management – Platform Products

Aug 02, 2023
San Francisco, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work


Technology & Development

Job Description:

The Quest:

At Activision Blizzard Media, we're at the forefront of gaming and advertising technology. We're seeking a visionary Director / Sr Director of Product Management for Platform Products who is both a gamer at heart and a strategic leader. You'll be taking the helm in a role that requires strong leadership, cross-functional collaboration, and deep technical expertise of ad tech and strong past experience developing a globally scaled ad platform. Your mission? Develop a best-in-class ad platform as a foundation to deliver both studio monetization and advertiser success.

Your Role in the Adventure:

  • Design the strategic vision for our platform products and chart the roadmap, fully considering the unique nature of our relationship inside the firewall of Activision, Blizzard, & King studios

  • Rally with allies from Engineering, UX/UI, Sales, Partner Success, Marketing, Studio leadership, and other teams, ensuring united efforts in creating and delivering top-tier products.

  • Mastermind data engineering strategies to optimize data storage, retrieval, and cost management across our vast digital realms.

  • Pave the way for ML automation & optimization in our products by ensuring the right data, at the right granularity, at the right frequency / freshness is available to train our models and for reporting across various channels both internal & external 

  • Lead and cultivate a team of skilled product managers. Set clear goals, provide growth opportunities, and unlock their potential.

  • Draw upon your leadership prowess to drive the product vision, using data to guide decisions where reasonably possible, and enhance our product offerings.

  • Possess strong instincts / product sense to make the right decisions in data-poor situations

Your Arsenal:

  • A Computer Science degree or equivalent experience in software engineering.

  • Minimum 8 years in the ad tech domain, in product management or engineering roles, with increasing levels of complexity and responsibility.

  • Extensive hands-on experience with ML automation & optimization

  • Demonstrated mastery in data engineering - constructing, safeguarding, and retrieving data, while managing costs across a globally-scaled ads platform.

  • At least 5 years' experience managing teams: identifying talent, hiring, managing performance, and mentorship.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts to a broad range of audiences.

  • Experience in a fast-paced environment managing multiple projects with competing priorities.


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 $189,520.00 - $350,516.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

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