Senior Technical Product Manager, SDK

| San Francisco, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 109,800-162,480 Annually
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Who We Are

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.
At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you're interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply!

What We Need

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Technical Product Manager to join our 2K Core Tech team. In this role, you will own the strategy and development of our Software Development Kit (SDK) and play a pivotal role in driving developer engagement and developer integration with our backend-as-a-service platform. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in product management, deep technical expertise, and a passion for creating innovative solutions that empower developers and enhance our product offerings.

What You Will Do

  • SDK Strategy and Development: Define and execute a comprehensive strategy for the development, evolution, and integration of our SDK, aligning it with business goals, developer needs, and industry best practices.
  • Drive the creation and maintenance of a strategic roadmap for the SDK, considering market trends, competitive landscape, and customer feedback.
  • Developer Integration: Develop and implement initiatives to simplify studios integration patterns with our SDK.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather feedback, understand user needs, and iterate on the SDK to enhance the 2K studio developer experience.
  • Provide Technical Expertise: Possess a strong technical background with the ability to understand complex technical concepts and communicate effectively with engineering teams.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in SDK development to inform product strategy.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Develop strong, positive partnerships with stakeholder teams across 2K, including studio development, game production, marketing, and platform integration teams.
  • You will inspire trust and confidence in your ability to deliver through clear and proactive communication, customer empathy, and reliable execution.
  • Cross-Product Strategy Ownership: Take ownership of the strategic vision across multiple product areas, ensuring alignment with overall company objectives and customer feedback.
  • Collaborate with product managers in different areas, providing guidance and leadership to drive cohesive SDK and developer integration strategy.

Who We Believe Will Be An Excellent Fit

  • 5-8+ years in product management, building and delivering technical software products with a strong focus on API development.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with client libraries, SDKs, APIs, and making them work together efficiently.
  • Familiarity with defining features for multiple different languages/libraries.
  • Comfortable presenting to senior management and key stakeholders and building support for your ideas.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, ideally in a related field.
  • Eagerness to learn and excited to grow as a product and team leader, and equally excited about growing talent in others. Committed to cultivating a fun and fulfilling environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in the gaming industry with an understanding of game development and different engine technologies.
  • Previous experience with SDK development, API design, and integration
  • Familiarity partnering with console or mobile platform providers, certification and requirements, XRs, TRCs, etc.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $109,800 and $162,480 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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Location

We’re a short drive from downtown Novato and San Rafael with restaurants, food trucks, farmers markets and great public schools. Walk out the door and explore Marin’s famous hiking and mountain biking trails as well as the gorgeous coastline.

An Insider's view of 2K

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

As a single mom, work-life balance is incredibly important to me. One of the things that attracted me most to 2K was the emphasis on creating an environment where employees are supported & empowered to excel in our work while recognizing that our people are our best assets, and to do great work, we have to take care of ourselves & families too.

Audrey

Senior Manager, Talent & Organizational Development

What does your typical day look like?

I work in Mocap Post Production. I’m mainly responsible for Head Mounted Camera footage in the post-processing and QA stage. I’m also the Lead for our small third volume, which we use exclusively for ROMming talent and props. I support processing the Mocap data and QA which helps to prepare assets for delivery. It’s very busy and very rewarding!

Tiffany

Motion Capture Animator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Passion, Drive, Always Learning, Open to New Ideas and a Team Player.

Shawna

Senior Director, Talent

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to continue being industry leaders with a culture that serves as an example. Putting the customer first is the only way to thrive in this competitive entertainment industry. Every 'out of the box' creative idea is a risk; letting yourself take these risks and be willing to fail fast will lead to long-term success.

Sanju

Technical Director

What are 2K Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
2K provides weekly catering on Wednesdays.
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also provide additional partner discounts on daily essentials, fitness reimbursement, and have ongoing raffles and give-aways.

In addition to vacation and time off benefits, we also have a generous compassionate leave program.

All benefits require eligibility pending employment type and location.

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