Founded in 2002, Infinity Ward is the original studio behind the Call of Duty® franchise. The titles developed by Infinity Ward have won more than 200 "Game of the Year" awards and 100 "Editor's Choice" awards, among many other industry accolades. Some of our previous titles include: Call of Duty®: Ghosts, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare and most recently, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare.
Infinity Ward has opened a brand new studio in Austin, TX. The studio will work on creating new and innovative experiences for Call of Duty® and create innovative technology to power them. Our studio provides a safe, trusting, and empowering environment to unleash your creativity and help make the extraordinary.
As a Sr. Product Manager you will support the design and live-service vision across multiple Call of Duty features and products produced and contributed by the new Infinity Ward Austin studio. You will give data-driven insights and designs to maximize engagement and retention in a player-focused live environment.
Reporting to the Game Director, you will partner with various external and internal partners at Activision and Infinity Ward Austin to ensure the product strategy, creative vision, and player experience are fully optimized, while looking for new opportunities to grow player engagement.
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Drive Strategy and Innovation - Look for new critical initiatives to drive and lead to implementation in the game.
Event Strategy and Management - Help support events and come up with new ideas for how to deliver future events in COD.
Business Opportunity Analysis - Find opportunities and develop supporting materials with quantitative and qualitative-driven insights, advocating for creative and innovative solutions to complex problems.
Competitive Intelligence - Understand how different games operate their live services to help inform some of our strategic decisions.
Data Analytics Initiatives - Find new ideas to A/B test to further the growth of the COD live services ecosystem.
Performance Tracking - Monitor performance of live services promotions and initiatives to understand run rates / trends to help continue to grow COD live services.
Be The Product Expert - Understand the player journey and create best-in-class messaging that lives both in-game and out, ensuring key selling features and product info is represented accurately in market with a strategic lens towards improving comprehension, conversion, and player satisfaction.
Player Champion - embody the "player" view internally, driving a fan first viewpoint across the org and post-launch product plans; ensure that the player's voice helps drive the direction of the franchise.
5+ years of experience in product management, preferably from gaming (console, PC, or mobile); entertainment; technology; or consumer products.
Experience in feature or system design, virtual economy management, and live operations.
Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrated ability to develop and shape an existing product by continuously seeking out and pursuing new opportunities.
Data-driven attitude that is able to understand our player base and market trends and translate them into business opportunities.
Proven ability to generate innovative ideas and solve complex problems while staying true to Infinity Ward’s core values.
Familiarity with behavioral economic concepts, data analysis, UX/UI, game systems design, and A/B testing.
Ability to balance a data-driven attitude with creative problem solving, while maintaining a player-focused perspective.
Exceptional business judgment with a strategic and analytical attitude.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills – ability to articulate complex ideas and influence others.
Ability to be a self-starter and individual contributor on the team
Ability to communicate well, in both small and large groups
Comfortable with giving and receiving candid feedback
A deep passion for gaming and entertainment.
Solid understanding of the latest gaming systems and industry trends.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience is required.
Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task with demonstrated performance of managing multiple projects at once.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
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.
Infinity Ward is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis