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VP of Program Management

13 days ago by Skillz

  San Francisco (California), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Project Management

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About Skillz

Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for a booming mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with access to fun and fair for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make esports accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 13,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 800 million tournaments for 18 million players worldwide.

This year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50 (for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America.

The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.

Who We're Looking For

The ideal candidate is a senior technical leader with a strong program management background, a head for business, and a pragmatic, data-driven, strategic approach to problem-solving. The VP will have demonstrated examples of leadership shipping successful consumer products. S/he will be able to influence other leaders across different business and functional teams. Skillz will be looking for the VP of Program Management to continue to build out our project / program management team and establish processes and procedures to make the entire company run smoothly from product development to operations.

It's critical that the VP be able to establish credibility at the executive level and with key partners and have experience gaining consensus and approval for product planning efforts across multiple functional leaders. Lastly, it doesn’t hurt to love games!

What You'll Do

  • Manage a distributed team of Technical/Program Managers that drive projects across the entire company
  • Build out the project management team at Skillz
  • Manage communication of progress/status within the core team and partners
  • Refine and define new processes to make the organization more efficient and effective
  • Coordinate with senior leadership on top priorities and ensure that all teams are focusing on the right things
  • Drive technical projects from requirements through launch, including managing complex project schedules, removing roadblocks and keeping processes running smoothly
  • Partner closely with Engineering, Product Management and Operations teams to define, prioritize and implement features, infrastructure, processes and workflows

Your Skillz

  • Proven ability to run and deliver results on large-scale, complex technical projects across several sites under tight deadlines
  • Ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of management
  • Ability to effectively operate with flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment
  • Demonstrated technical, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Exceptional people management and organizational development skill

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

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