Product Manager (Technical)

| Greater LA Area

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR . . .

We're seeking a Product Manager to join our team - someone who embodies our values (community, curiosity, diversity, and empathy) while GETTING THINGS DONE. You will be responsibile for the management of the product development process, with heavy collaboration across Engineering, Product & Design, and Business Development as we change the way that gamers game.

The Product Manager handles the development sprints, anticipates day-to-day needs and assists with production of high-quality work for our platform, with a focus on connecting the necessary dots for continued success, building and maintaining a testing community, and implementing improvements once feedback is received. This role requires accurate and effective communication and a good dose of problem-solving with cross-functional teams throughout all levels the organization.

We are a small, collaborative team and every person contributes to the overall process and roadmap of Versus. Our approach is highly collaborative, test driven, and influenced by continuous problem-solving with a commitment to making things better every day.

YOU WILL HAVE . . .

  • 4 or more years of experience working with clients to capture requirements, deliver solutions and mitigate schedule related risks
  • 4 or more years of experience working with development teams to build video games and/or SDk’s.
  • A software engineering or related technical background
  • Experience with GitHub, Clubhouse, TFS or other Agile development tools.
  • A track record of successfully transitioning projects and features from concept to production
  • The ability to develop business cases that extend and enhance the product roadmap

WE NEED YOU TO . . . 

  • Be nimble, agile, and efficient. You will support product owners and communicate with them every step of the way, so you can set your team up for success, thoroughly documenting and following up on team decisions, issues and action items as soon as needs are identified.
  • Be a driver. You will be one of the key leaders on the Agile teams facilitating Scrum processes through the sprints in order to meet product milestones.
  • Flex your strategy. You’ll work with different people and teams, and your communication strategies should be tailored to your audience, what they need to know and how they’ll process the information best. In short: communication guru.
  • Speak geek. You’ll need to understand what it takes to build SDK’s and video games and know how to work with developers through dependencies and technical challenges.
  • Speak quality. You'll need to understand what it takes to deliver quality in world class products and how to ensure that the appropriate test plans have been developed and executed through out the processes making sure all workflows and performance issues have been tested.


WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU . . . 

  • Look forward to growing with us as we become the go-to for implementing strategies that build engagement for world class console, personal computer and mobile games.
  • Engage with the company department heads and become a leader of the product development processes

ABOUT US . . .

Versus partners with game developers and prize partners to facilitate real-money and prized-based video game matches. More Fintech than traditional gaming, the Versus platform will radically change the way that players and fans play interact with their favorite video games, offering developers new ways to engage players and grow their brands.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a strong veteran team in a growing startup opportunity, work with AAA game developers, and evolve a medium that is exploding in popularity.

We drive engagement and create long-term value for employees, partners, players, our communities, and our shareholders.

WE OFFER:

  • Competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Healthcare and benefits
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Flexible work day schedule
  • Matched 401(K)


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign

Location

Howard Hughes Center, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Howard Hughes Center, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office fosters creativity and individuality. While we all have our roles and tasks to accomplish, we celebrate each others differences, tastes, and hobbies.

We encourage personal and professional growth, as well as sharing of experiences, which in turn helps build camaraderie.

Mike

QA Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

At Versus, we're working on solving a problem that cuts both ways: gamers hate ads, and brands hate that gamers don't click their ads. By allowing people to compete for cool prizes, we give gamers a fun way to raise the stakes and help brands reach them in ways that aren't rage-inducing.

Dan

Lead Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Versus supports our career growth by encouraging us to pursue areas of interest where we want to learn and develop. Examples for me include paying for me to take a visual design course, pairing me with coworkers who can help me gain new skills like brand design, and sending me to conferences like the UX Summit.

Tiffany

Sr Product Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The open door is central to our worldview. The CEO's door is always open, as are all doors. Collaboration is natural due to diverse teams and real relationships with one another, not just formal processes. What would take countless weeks to resolve at other companies, I have seen resolved in mere moments, due to a synergy that is precious and rare.

Ahmed

Tech Lead & Software Engineer

What are Versus Systems Perks + Benefits

Versus Systems Benefits Overview

Versus prides itself on being a workplace built upon diversity, empathy, and innovation. In short, people lead different lives, have varying needs, and achieve their best work contributions through a variety of environments, touch points, and check-ins. We actively support employees' pursuit of success both at work and at home through flexible and collaborative scheduling and supportive policies - like flexible scheduling, unlimited paid vacation, 401(K) matching- and through a variety of programmatic implementations geared towards community-building and feeling like a real part of the team behind our products.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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