Product Manager, Lion Studios at AppLovin
San Francisco, CA, US

We are looking for a Product Manager to join our Lion Studios team to help us build innovative and engaging mobile games that gamers don’t just play, but love. Our team is motivated by releasing games that “wow” players, push the boundaries of what’s possible, and impact millions of users across the globe.  

AppLovin offers a comprehensive platform where mobile game developers of all sizes can connect with their ideal consumers and get discovered. Founded in 2012, the company is focused on helping both indie and established developers grow with the expertise and insights they need to finance, market, and expand their businesses— all in one place. App developers view AppLovin as a trusted partner, the rare company that understands what it takes to succeed in the mobile app ecosystem and has the ability to help them reach their goals. Learn more at www.applovin.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the ideation, technical development, and launch of innovative and engaging mobile games
  • Understand and lead analyses of the competitive mobile gaming space, its users, and usage metrics to determine the right set of features to drive an engaged experience in Lion Studios’ mobile game titles
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of our mobile game titles
  • Understand Lion Studios' strategic and competitive position and deliver products accordingly
  • Maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is flexible and creative solutions are the norm
  • Develop a comprehensive product and marketing roadmap to deliver on business goals
  • Work cross-functionally with engineers, designers, and marketers to bring game concepts and features to life

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, Finance or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in product management or equivalent role
  • 1+ years experience managing a team of Engineers and Designers
  • Experience in the creation of new mobile games or apps
  • Organizational and analytical experience
  • Passion for mobile gaming

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building mobile games with a demonstrated ability to drive planning, development and launch
  • Strong understanding of the most recent trends around mobile games
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with and understand technical subjects and emerging technologies and their relevance to the marketplace
  • Ability to manage and lead across highly cross-functional teams
  • Ability to communicate findings clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Previous experience in a startup
  • Track record of supporting the development of successful mobile games or apps

Perks:

  • Free medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Daily lunches and fully stocked kitchen
  • Free public transit
  • Free laundry service (wash/dry clean)
  • Free gym membership
  • Fun company parties and events
  • Autonomy to make decisions in a rapidly growing company
  • Flexible Time Off - work hard and take time when you need it

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