Senior Technical Project Manager, Social

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 01, 2022

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Technical Project Manager, Social

Requisition ID: R009118

Job Description:
Who we are:

Demonware is a member of the Activision family of studios. We run every part of the players' online experience, from logging in to matchmaking to climbing the leaderboards, for popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Crash Bandicoot and Skylanders.

The work we do together every day impacts almost half a billion players around the world. We solve big company challenges with a small company feel. We are technology-driven with a culture of openness. This means collaborating to solve interesting challenges, enjoying the freedom to talk to anyone, and always feeling respected. We take the work seriously; ourselves, not so much.

We are looking for a Senior Technical Project Manager and you'll be joining our Social team at Demonware, based out of our Vancouver office. You'll work closely with the game studios to improve, maintain or deliver new features that will connect players with each other in meaningful ways. This role will have a direct impact on the online services for AAA multiplayer games, including Call of Duty®. Our technology is always evolving to support more users, be more efficient and make life easier for other Demonware engineers who build services and game features. You would be evolving it for the future.

Your responsibilities:
  • Lead the development and production of key initiatives that power Activision titles.
  • Own customer relationships and manage stakeholders with different business and technical needs.
  • Have a level of technical understanding to be able to hold your own in high-level technical conversations, and represent your teams to customers and partners.
  • Ensure on time delivery at the highest level of excellence.
  • Be an expert at understanding technical skill sets and appropriately deploying them to progress development.
  • Own scheduling projects, keeping teams on-task, projecting milestones & deliverables.

Player Profile
  • 7+ years PM experience in a similar role
  • Expert at technical resource management
  • Exposure to complex technical projects involving multiple teams is required
  • Strong time management skills with ability to focus on priorities & risk assessment
  • Organized self-starter willing to assume responsibility for all aspects of projects under their supervision
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change and be able to rework complex project plans at short notice due to changes in scope
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Positive, professional attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • A willingness and ability to learn is essential
  • Ability to coach high performing teams and mentor fellow Project Managers.
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of products

Nice to have:
  • Scrum Master AND/OR PMP or PRINCE2 qualification
  • Experience with OKRs (Objectives and Key Results)

What Demonware Offers:

Relocation Support, generous paid vacation, RRSP matching program and top-tier medical, dental and life insurance coverage for you and your dependents and perks.