General Manager
Zynga - San Francisco, CA

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Zynga is looking for General Managers to join our growing team, and manage the studios for one or more of our hit games. The General Manager leads production and the executive team for their game studio, as well as the strategic leadership team for the entire company. This position reports directly to the SVP of Games.

Work with stakeholders to drive product/service definition and design

Collaborate with Design, Development, and QA teams to build the product and services

Coordinate the Engineering team to manage day-to-day development issues; identify and drive creative solutions for any problems that arise

Coordinate and lead efforts across a large “virtual” cross-functional team, including Marketing, User Research, Localization, Business Development, Licensing, Legal, and other diverse groups

Drive the specification, scheduling, status, and exec review processes for the studio

Contribute to the strategy and business model for the product line, and take ownership of the roadmap

Reconcile business and creative needs to create inspirational product with successful business models

Required Skills:
Demonstrated experience owning and delivering successful consumer web production or game development

Demonstrable passion for driving high quality and an engaging user experience

Proven ability to partner effectively with cross-functional disciplines, and to influence effectively where there is no direct authority

Familiarity with the design and development of entertainment experiences

Data-driven approach to decision making

Open for feedback and ability to thrive in a fast paced, constantly iterating environment

Prior experience in web and mobile technologies and services

Knowledge and experience in Social Gaming, Social Media or Social Networks a strong plus

Previous start-up experience is a strong plus

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