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As a Lead Product Manager for Overwatch 2, you will have a critical role in designing and optimizing player rewards, analyzing gameplay metrics, and leading the overall business operations for Overwatch 2. You will use your extensive product management expertise and deep understanding of the gaming industry to deliver an engaging and profitable player experience. Join our passionate team and contribute to the success of one of the most anticipated games in the industry.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the strategic vision and strategy for Overwatch 2's reward system, aligning it with the overall game experience and business goals.

  • Collaborate closely with game designers, engineers, artists, and UX/UI specialists to define and prioritize reward system features and mechanics.

  • Drive shop planning and optimize both content plans and Battle Pass design.

  • Conduct market research and analysis to understand player preferences, industry trends, and best practices for reward systems in games.

  • Define the structure and progression of the reward system, including the acquisition and distribution of in-game rewards, such as cosmetics, currency, and exclusive content.

  • Drive the development and implementation of the reward system, ensuring it is user-friendly, balanced, and aligned with the game's economy.

  • Analyze player feedback, gameplay data, and metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the reward system and identify areas for improvement.

  • Conduct A/B tests and other experiments to evaluate the impact of gameplay changes on player behavior and monetization.

  • Work closely with the finance, marketing, and publishing teams to develop and execute the business strategy for Overwatch 2, including pricing, monetization models, and sales promotions.

  • Collaborate with the Live Operations team to design and execute in-game events, promotions, and activities that enhance the reward system and engage the player community.

  • Collaborate with the Marketing and PR teams to develop messaging, positioning, and communication strategies related to the reward system.

  • Stay updated on industry trends, player preferences, and regulatory guidelines related to reward systems, ensuring compliance and driving innovation.

What you bring to the table

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in product management within the gaming industry with a focus on reward systems or progression systems or management consulting

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and metrics to make data-driven decisions and optimize the reward system

  • Consistent track record of successfully leading and delivering sophisticated projects on time and within scope

  • Excellent communication and social skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and partners

  • Passion for Shooter/first-person shooter games and a deep knowledge of the Overwatch franchise

  • Experience with live service games and a proven understanding of free-to-play business models

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.

Rewards

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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $105,120.00 - $194,400.00 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.