This job listing expired on Apr 17, 2024

Since its “humble” beginnings in 2017, Humble Bundle's published games have consistently received high positive reception from players and critics alike. Now, our Humble Games portfolio is growing everyday and we want to continue to ensure that our titles come out on time and with the highest degree of quality.

Position Intro:

Humble Bundle is looking for a Release Manager to oversee and coordinate the end-to-end release process for games across various PC, Console, and Mobile platforms. In this position, you will work closely with external contractors and developers as well as internal Production, Marketing, Business Development, QA teams to drive each title to smooth and successful releases.

Supervision Exercised:

Individual Contributor


  • Own and manage the scheduling, coordinating and the management of release across our portfolio with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Set up and manage digital products on 1st party sites for development and release.

  • Register and manage online services/game features on 1st party sites for dev/test

  • Manage build submissions for certification on all major platforms (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Steam, Apple, etc.)

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships and communication with 1st parties (Waiver requests, schedule changes, slot booking, escalation of issues, etc.)

  • Coordinate with internal and external teams to resolve any issues related to submission, certification, compliance, or general release.

  • Coordinate with Marketing and Business Development teams to order and distribute digital voucher codes

  • Coordinate with Creative Service and Marketing teams to generate assets for metadata submissions on first party storefronts

  • Execute metadata submissions for store fronts on all major platforms (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Steam, Apple, etc.)

  • Work directly with development and production teams to submit rating materials (IARC, ESRB, PEGI, CERO, etc.)

  • Work directly with Business Development and Marketing/Retail Distributors to manage and prepare game builds and packaging for retail releases

  • Provide high quality documentation that enables knowledge sharing and improved submission quality.

Required Experience:

  • 2 years Release Management with 1st party game platform submission experience

  • Experience with issue/bug tracking and source control software

  • Managed the release of at least one sim-shipped game across multiple platforms

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Detailed oriented with strong project management and organizational skills

  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external partners.

  • Relationship management skills with the ability to build and maintain internal and external partnerships.

  • Self-motivated with experience working independently and with a team, while being comfortable with ambiguity and shifting release requirements.

  • Strong record of managing multiple deliverables simultaneously

  • Result-oriented and thrives in creating process improvement and development

Bonus Points

  • Above average knowledge of indie games and related culture

  • Experience managing live incidents and troubleshooting technical issues.

  • JIRA and Confluence knowledge

This is a remote position with a strong preference for candidates who can work in the Pacific time zone.

Humble Bundle offers competitive salaries in addition to robust health and wellness focused benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits; Flexible Spending accounts, 401(k) with company match, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Pregnancy and Parental leave, Family Planning Support via Maven, Flexible Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Fitness Reimbursement as well as employee-focused engagement and education programs, including Employee Resource Groups and company-sponsored events.

Humble Bundle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Salary Disclosure: Ziff Davis provides a range for the base pay. Factors that may be used to determine your actual pay may include your specific job related knowledge, skills, experience, and geographic location. The base pay for this position ranges from $120,000-$130,000, plus incentive compensation (for eligible roles only), 401K with company match, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, short and long-term disability, and a flexible time off policy.