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Senior Technical Project Manager (Zynga)

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Come join the team at Zynga making an impact across all of the company’s games - Central Technology! We focus on shared client & server tech that drives the underlying gameplay experience. We’re looking for outstanding engineers with a passion for technology & gaming. 

Zynga is looking for a highly motivated Senior Technical Project Manager/Senior Producer to join our outstanding Central Technology Production team. The immediate area of responsibility would be owning the Development Tools team within the Developer Services vertical; however, as you grow into the role, you will own additional initiatives. This position will be based in Barcelona, Spain.

You will work with engineering leadership, product management, other producers and game/partner teams to balance a set of commitments with predictable execution. You should be able to facilitate tough trade-offs along the way, take care of and tackle any team conflicts and be tactical enough to know when to roll up your sleeves. You should proactively spot areas for improvement, then energetically drive those improvements all the while encouraging a feeling of teamwork and common purpose within the team. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!


What will you do?

  • Provide hands-on senior-level project/program management for a team that has multiple critical engineering projects, within our Central Technology Developer Services group.
  • Manage capacity for the team. Tracks the throughput and velocity of the team.
  • Ability to drive projects on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Anticipate challenges and course correct as needed on the fly.
  • Partner closely with engineering leaders, product managers and other producers to implement the product roadmap.
  • Lead technical scrums and agile project implementation.
  • Initiate, cultivate, maintain and lead others toward positive working relationships with internal and external organizations critical to both current and future development process.
  • Passionately articulate goals and team principles to help form a stimulating and fun work environment and culture.
  • Work with team members and peers in North American time zones.

 

Required skills:

  • 5+ years of program/project management experience.
  • 3+ years agile development experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with maturity and leadership.
  • Ability to navigate complex scenarios with customers through the use of tact, conflict resolution, and bargaining skills.
  • Ability to lead under ambiguity, balancing multiple work-streams and priorities.

 

Preferred skills: 

  • Computer science or technical degree.
  • Agile certifications.
  • Experience running a team who works on projects and supports live services and products simultaneously.

 

What's in it for you as a Socialpointer?

We have a hybrid working from home/office system. So, what does this mean? All we ask is that you live within commuting distance of our office in Barcelona so you are able to come into the office for important meetings/events.

  • Relocation support to help you move to Barcelona (if you’re not already here).
  • An impressive 25 days annual leave , not including public holidays.
  • A very generous ticket-restaurant to restore some life-points.
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family, to keep your health bar full.
  • Choose from the latest IOS or Android device upon joining (phone or tablet).
  • Free language lessons (English & Spanish ).
  • Spotify Premium to add that special soundtrack that every adventure deserves.
  • Legendary social events & parties to let off some steam.
  • Players develop…Oops, sorry! People development is key for us: an amazing budget just for you to spend skilling up your abilities & knowledge to achieve real growth opportunities!

 

Check Out Some Of Our Onsite Benefits

Coming to work in the office. Don’t worry - we have you covered.

  • Want to stay in shape? We have state of the art gym facilities so you can level up your build stats.
  • A massive gaming room equipped with all consoles and games you could ask for.
  • Book an appointment with our onsite physiotherapist for your aches and pains.
  • Drop by our onsite hairdressers for a trim (and forget your wallet; it's a Guild perk).

The list just goes on & on... so get your game on & apply now! Please click “apply” to level up and submit your application in English.

Socialpoint is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You’re welcome on the team no matter where you’re from, who you like, what you look like, or if you prefer Xbox over Playstation. It’s a trick question – mobile wins every time! We hire based on your qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities. Our games are for everyone, and so is our workplace.

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