Associate Project Manager
Machine Zone - Palo Alto, CA

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Machine Zone, creator of the top 5 grossing iOS title Game of War, is hiring for our development team! We are seeking a positive, analytical, technically oriented Associate Project Manager (APM) to join our team. The APM at Machine Zone will work closely with the production staff, programmers, designers and artists to organize and coordinate the development of our games and projects. An APM's is to assist in the scheduling, monitoring, tracking and delivering against our tight milestones and project deadlines. Qualified candidates will be self-starters, able to multi-task, be dependable, and have concise execution during times of high stress.

Responsibilities:
  • Assisting game team developers to stay on schedule
  • Running SCRUM standups, monitoring burn down charts, and coordinating retrospectives
  • Discovering inefficiencies in our production pipelines and driving solutions to completion
  • Preparing status reports for senior leadership
  • Helping capture meeting minutes and driving follow-up
  • Identifying project risks and mitigations
  • Helping estimate tasks, and identify cp impediments
  • Managing external QA and testing efforts during production, beta, and launch
  • Assisting in game submissions and territory launches
  • Facilitating cross department communications and being a product knowledge base for the entire team
Requirements:
  • Bachelors of Science Computer Science (preferred)
  • 3+ years project management experience
  • Shipped 1 iOS & Android game
  • Knowledge of production methodologies, including SCRUM, Waterfall, Kanban
  • Working knowledge of MS Project, Omniplan, Jira, and project tracking tools
  • Be able to communicate technically with engineers
  • Love games, making games
  • Knowledgeable of MMO’s
  • Put 110% into everything you do, settle for nothing less than perfection
Refer a Friend:

We rely on your referrals for our success, and to show our appreciation, Machine Zone offers a Referral Bonus Program. If you refer someone to us for a full-time position and we hire them, you will receive a $1000 referral bonus after 90 days of successful employment. Certain rules, restrictions, and eligibility requirements apply. To make a referral or to learn more about the Referral Bonus Program, please contact us at referral machinezone.com.

Top Reasons to Join Us:
  • Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and flexible vacation
  • Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
  • Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, video games… and more!
About Us:

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly known as Addmired, Inc.) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world. Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including Game of War: Fire Age , iMob 2, Original Gangstaz, Global War, Race or Die 2, among others. To date, the company has well over 40 million downloads of their iPhone games and is the recipient of the 2010 Crunchies Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped Startup. Machine Zone operates profitably and has raised two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.

We are a unique, highly talented and ambitious team of free-to-play game experts and rock-star engineers, all focused on building highly engaging mobile experiences for our gamers. We continue to expand our teams and look for top talent around the world to build not only the most exciting technical and social projects in mobile gaming, but to help create the best gaming company. Come and be part of the revolution!

Machine Zone does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Machine Zone will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Machine Zone and will be processed accordingly without fee.

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