Project Manager II (VAL) - Esports

Riot Games
June 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:$99,500
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The Esports team is focused on delivering amazing fan experiences through our global events and regional competitions. Our professional and semi- professional competitive tiers in League of Legends, VALORANT and other Esports involve thousands of players and hundreds of organizations competing every week.

As Project Manager II supporting the Esports team you will focus on managing projects of various sizes across VALORANT Global Esports, and lead a number of cross-functional projects while working closely with numerous teams, including product, broadcast, events, marketing and regional leaders around the world. You will manage the planning of several cross-functional programs and projects with focus on setting, tracking and holding the relevant teams accountable towards reaching key milestones. Furthermore, you will facilitate various rituals from standups to larger department-wide gatherings. You will report to the Chief of Staff for the Esports Pillar.

Your solution-oriented mindset and forward-thinking will help you to remove obstacles during project execution. Serving as the air traffic controller for emergent work, you'll prioritize project increments across multiple complex problem domains. Your work will help to drive positive impact for players, fans and Riot across the esports ecosystem.

  • Develop project roadmaps and success criteria aligning with business objectives
  • Create clear project plans together with involved departments and collaborate with cross functional teams to identify & build action plans and associated communications
  • Facilitate team chartering exercises on new projects, including development of key rituals, documentation, and clarification of roles and responsibilities.
  • Lead the delivery of impactful programs that involve multiple concurrent work streams and rely on cross-functional teams to complete
  • Build project trackers and reporting to inform about the status of deliverables, including progress, achievements, bottlenecks, dependencies or challenges leading to delays
  • Make every meeting count, ensuring pre-reads are developed, agenda items are hit, notes get disseminated, and next steps are documents and tracked
  • Help improve and implement program management/change processes, methods, tools, and guidelines
  • Create a healthy team ecosystem with all team members by facilitating and iterating on team process such as retros and general rituals involving smaller and larger teams
  • Build relationships with product leadership/important cross-functional partners and act as a trusted advisor
  • Manage budget spend, ensuring funds are spent in accordance with leadership guidance and intent
  • Evaluate important projects and identify the areas (resources, schedule, risks) that either require additional definition or are not being sufficiently managed
  • Required Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of project and/or program management experience
  • Experience working with senior leaders to launch new projects/programs
  • Experience managing delivery of cross-functional projects and/or multi- workstream programs
  • Experience managing multiple distinct projects simultaneously
  • Experience developing roadmaps or work plans (milestones, timelines, risks, etc.) to support project progression
  • Experience developing, coordinating, and facilitating team rituals
  • Experience developing reporting to track key milestones, budgets, and to flag risks/delays for senior leadership
  • Organized, with a natural inclination for planning, and capable of responding quickly to changing circumstances or direction
  • Working knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working with both internal and external facing projects/programs
  • Experience working on both B2C and B2B focused projects
  • Experience in sports, media, gaming, and entertainment
  • Passion for gaming, sports/esports
  • For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this could be your role!

    Our Perks:

    Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $99,500.00 - $140,100.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
  • It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

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