Senior Product Manager

Job Locations US-TX-Austin | US-WI-Madison | US-MD-Hunt Valley
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking a Senior Product Manager to help drive the development of our next AAA PC/Console project. This is a chance to join an experienced team of veteran developers in pre-production as we create an ambitious new IP.


As a Senior Product Manager, you will be the product specialist across multiple feature teams, where you will partner with Design and UX to define and steer systems, economies, and rewards that compose the game’s monetization and retention loops. You will be expected to engender trust & ownership across the project, for which you will foster a data-informed culture by leading efforts from development through to LiveOps that raise player lifetime value.


This position reports to the Product Management Lead for the new IP.


The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, or Madison, WI. Will consider remote. 


  • Equipped with a deep bench of data-informed best practices, contribute goals and acceptance criteria on feature teams to align game design with product KPIs
  • Ensure features are developed for LiveOps by working across Design, Engineering, and Business Intelligence to define data-driven flexibility, instrumentation, and telemetry
  • Lead the definition of initial strategies, tactics, and tuning that will set features up for success at launch
  • Define and execute performance measurement plans for beta and for launch
  • Lead feature teams in LiveOps, which includes driving analytics & reporting to understand performance, testing hypotheses for improvement, building A/B experiments where appropriate, and aligning stakeholders to prioritize, develop, and launch the next iteration
  • Ideate, define, propose, and drive new initiatives to improve product KPIs across (re)acquisition, retention, and monetization
  • As a product performance expert, play a key role in revenue forecasting initiatives


  • 4+ years of experience as a game product manager with a track record of improving player lifetime value in fast-paced LiveOps environments
  • A keen student of live games with a seasoned palette for data-informed best practices across different audiences, genres, and platforms
  • Strong business/quantitative acumen with a natural analytical mindset; able to break down complex questions, identify & clarify key details, and methodically problem solve towards a desired goal
  • Adept at creating teardowns of game loops & economies to convey how and why they affect product KPIs
  • Experience modeling game economies that underpin strong player retention
  • Experience with hypothesis testing, including defining & interpreting A/B tests
  • Self-starter who has a strong bias for action and for iterating beyond 0 to 1; excels with increasing ownership, accountability, and autonomy
  • A team player with the communication and interpersonal skills to engender trust and influence across creative, technical, and business stakeholders
  • Strong player empathy, which always guides your judgement
  • Passion for high quality PC/Console games and for the craft of making them

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with launching games and building LiveOps environments defined by rapid iteration
  • Experience with live games across both mobile & PC/Console
  • Working knowledge of SQL with experience getting hands-on with analytics
  • MBA or a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline, such as Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or similar

Salary Range

Senior Product Manager - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $110,000 - $215,000 per year.


ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.


At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.

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