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Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

Learn more online at Pokemon.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/pokemon), YouTube (youtube.com/pokemon), Twitter (twitter.com/pokemon), and Instagram (instagram.com/pokemon).

Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Database and Process Tool Analyst

  • Job Summary: This role will support the continued development of the internal and proprietary Pokémon Trading Card Game database and process tool, shared integrations with that tool, and data projects to be included in the database.

  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt

  • People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Create, manage, and test/QC Jira tickets. Manage user feature requests. Create bug reports and prioritize responses. Review ticket backlog and participate in sprint planning. Additional scrum master duties as needed.

  • Interface with other teams to fix bugs and data issues. Follow up with teams on their feature requests and bug reports.

  • Write release notes for each new release of database and process tool. Update user manual and other documentation as needed.

  • Write quarterly functionality and release reports for stakeholders.

  • Product co-owner and subject matter expert for the database and process tool. Learn and utilize knowledge of PTCG development process in supporting development of database and process tool.

  • User provisioning duties for database and process tool.

  • Conduct monthly and as needed training classes for new users. Host discovery sessions with teams on feature requests or complex issues. Ensure UX and front-end feature requests are developed appropriately.

  • Assist other teams with data issues in database and process tool and advise on process improvements.

  • Roadmap planning for database and process tool.

  • Work with third party vendors and partner companies on ongoing projects and day-to-day development cycle.

  • Support long-term integration projects for database and process tool.

  • Own, manage, and complete long-term Pokémon Trading Card Game data projects for inclusion in database.

  • Keep up to date with any upcoming changes to the Pokémon Trading Card Game to support their inclusion in the database and process tool.

What you’ll bring

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant professional experience or a demonstrated equivalent level of expertise.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or a demonstrated equivalent level of applicable experience.

  • Experience supporting development of a proprietary tool at a large or mid-size company preferred.

  • Experience with Agile/iterative development methodologies and tools (Jira, Jira Service Desk).

  • Knowledge of Pokémon brand required. Knowledge of or familiarity with the Pokémon Trading Card Game required. Knowledge of other trading card games a plus.

  • Experience with data management and relational databases.

  • Database integration experience preferred.

  • Experience working with stakeholders in different time zones preferred.

  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple assignments, balance priorities and meet deadlines.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Great analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to improve functionality or best practices.

  • Ability to plan with long-term goals in mind.

  • Excellent communication skills.

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.

  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.

  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.

  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.

  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.

  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture

  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon

  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs

  • Base salary range: For this role, new hires generally start between $102,000 - 120,650. The full range is $102,000 - $152,000. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and professional experience uniquely.

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you

  • Generous paid family leave

  • Employer-paid life insurance

  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance

  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching

  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions

  • Fitness reimbursement

  • Commuter benefit

  • LinkedIn learning

  • Comprehensive relocation package

  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.