Product Owner Game Operations and Services Team

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley | US-TX-Austin | US-WI-Madison | US-CA-San Diego | US-WA-Seattle | US
Job ID
2022-2579
Category
Engineering/Programming
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking a Product Owner for our Studio Game Operations (SGO) and Services teams.

The SGO team provides DevOps assistance to smaller teams at ZOS (Billing and Account Management, Web & Services). The Services team builds web services that manage integrations between the game and various account systems and provide functionality such as the login queues. As a PO for a team who provide technical services to other teams, a level of familiarity with DevOps practices and tools is expected, as well as an engineering mindset towards solving problems. This role will need to continuously identify, prioritize, drive, and maximize value. The Product Owner must be able to interpret the needs of stakeholders into tangible benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Convert wider goals given by the studio directors into deliverable work for the teams
  • Maintain the vision of the products team and adjust when/where needed
  • Create/maintain product roadmap based on product vision
  • Establish and define a shared vision of the pipeline/product with the team and stakeholders
  • Continuously refines & prioritizes product backlog and prep for program increment planning
  • Ensures that the items in the backlog are relevant to their features, or that their features are dependent on, tracked, sized, and prioritized accurately
  • Prioritize tasks based on changing requirements
  • Participate in Scrum meetings and product sprints
  • Accepts or rejects sprint results
  • Be involved with story development, definition, estimates and sequencing
  • Coordinate timelines with other teams
  • Monitor, evaluate, and track product progress at each stage of the process
  • Engage with stakeholders and engineering team to understand value and requirements, and deliver updates

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience as a Product Owner
  • Engineering or technical background
  • Strong communication skills able to articulate details to a wide audience
  • Nimble, results oriented, able to go out of their comfort zone
  • Solid understanding and practical application of agile methodologies

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with development/deployment pipelines
    • Continuous Integration
    • Promotion
    • Build processes
    • Artifacts
    • Platforms
    • Orchestration
    • Deployment
    • Config management
    • Distribution
  • High level understanding of infrastructure and networking
  • Passion for gaming

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