Technical Product Manager -Gaming

Project Management Newark, California


Description

Position at Logitech G

The Role

At Logitech gaming, we believe that “Life is more fun when you play”. We strive to make this a reality for millions of users worldwide by thoughtfully crafting experiences that span software and hardware to transport gamers into another world. You will be responsible for making the software piece of the experience a reality.

You may think of Logitech as a hardware company, but in fact the software that drives our high end gaming experiences is surprisingly sophisticated. Even a seemingly simple problem like configuring a device becomes challenging when we attempt to simultaneously meet the needs of our customers who range from casual gamers who play in their bedrooms, to professional esport “athletes” who compete in arenas and even race car drivers who use our gear to practice in the virtual world to prepare for real world races. You will help build the right experiences for our customers, who go to great lengths to customize their devices for particular games and share their settings with their friends via Logitech portals. 

Our team is at the beginning of a quest to take our software experience to the next level by uncovering our customers needs and get them to the optimal performance they strive for, as they compete with each other for gaming glory! We have huge ambitions in this space - come and join us on this journey.

Your Contribution

  • Partner with our business, software engineering, hardware engineering and design teams to define the right vision for our software experiences, keeping in mind the end to end customer experience spanning software and hardware.

  • Author clear functional specifications and leverage this to drive the right UX design, technical software architecture & test strategy. 

  • Create realistic project plans, drive execution and communicate status clearly. 

  • Ensure that we make the right trade offs keeping in mind the needs of our customers and our business. 

  • Keep an eye on the big picture - you will be responsible for multiple projects, each of which will be executed from multiple locations around the world. You will also coordinate with partners in the hardware and firmware engineering organizations.

  • Understand our product roadmap and proactively identify hard problems ahead of time and drive prototyping efforts.

  • We use agile to meet the unique needs of a globally distributed engineering team that spans design, hardware, software and firmware. You will serve as scrum master and bring your experience managing projects to bear at continuously improving our process.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience managing the full life cycle of multiple consumer facing software products. 

  • Demonstrate the imagination and customer empathy required to work with design and engineering to translate high level PRDs into use cases, functional specifications and UI designs.

  • The technical muscle to foresee issues and debate with engineers the relative merits of competing design options.

  • Prior experience managing multiple complex projects using the agile methodology in a geographically distributed scenario. 

  • Experience managing risk, accommodating change and managing trade offs.

​Education:-

  • One of the following

    • BS/MS in computer science 

    • Prior experience as a software engineer

    • A portfolio of side projects that demonstrate your software chops

Preferred Skills

  • A passion for gaming 

  • Experience working closely with hardware

  • Strong leadership, negotiation and communication skills. Experience leading by influence rather than authority.

 Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio, and reach, for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.

 “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”

If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application  process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 510-713- 4866 for assistance.

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