Senior Technical Product Manager, Platform & Services

Senior Technical Product Manager, Platform & Services
Mythical Games
Published
April 8, 2021
Location
Los Angeles, CA
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We are Mythical Games. A venture-backed next-generation game technology company at the intersection of video games and economics led by industry veterans. Our goal is to lead the industry with the launch of exceptional video game experiences that leverage distributed ledger technology, while also providing a platform of robust tools that will allow any other game developers to do the same.

We are seeking a Senior Technical Product Manager, Platform & Services to join a growing cross-functional team of quants, developers, and product leaders working to build a best-in-class marketplace for video game assets. The Sr. TPM, Platform & Services role at Mythical Games presents an opportunity for a highly technical and detail-oriented Product Manager to take their career to the next level by joining the most exciting company at the intersection of Gaming, E-commerce, and Blockchain. In this role, you will work with cross-functional teams of Engineers, Quant Economists, and Data Scientists, to define, design, and manage the delivery of back-end systems enabling the operation of marketplace services. As a key contributor to Mythical's Marketplace team, you will be responsible for all eCommerce backend functionality, including catalog, inventory ingestion, matching engine, distribution, and state reconciliation. You will own the design of data pipelines and data services, metadata handling, and cross-platform integrations.

You will be expected to contribute to the long-term product vision and roadmap, and to bring rigor and focus to the planning and development effort. Communication and collaboration is a key function: This role will serve as the primary cross-functional liaison between technical developers, designers, and various business stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have prior Technical Product Management experience in designing and implementing production services in a marketplace setting, be an expert on the design of engineering architecture, and will be familiar with statistical modeling and machine learning applications. You are a motivated collaborator, experienced in back-end engineering. You can prioritize trade-offs independently and work seamlessly with your counterparts in the team and across the org. You are a strong performer, willing to challenge the status quo and think outside of the box, with a passion for markets and data solutions.

This role will report to our VP, Marketplace.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and were continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Responsibilities:

You'll guide product definition, strategy, and long-term vision for the marketplace platform and internal services in close collaboration with a cross-functional team of engineers, economists, and data scientists
Own technical design and implementation of marketplace systems and tools and alignment of modeling, product, and engineering efforts
Configure and run data-driven experiments to inform product direction
Create flexible systems and data structures to allow for rapid iteration
Continuously identify issues and opportunities, and optimize internal systems
Establish and measure success metrics after launch. Monitor performance data and incorporate customer feedback into essential product decisions
Steward and document comprehensive system design, including integrations between internal and external services and platforms and tracking sources of truth
Design robust, fault-tolerant production systems to support a broad range of mission-critical internal services and coordinate closely with the SRE team to manage and monitor deployments
Communicate effectively with senior management as well as with counterparts across the organization

Basic Qualifications

Academic degree and deep training in a technical discipline such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or Operations Research
2+ years of experience designing and building complex services and platform integrations
Programming experience in a general purpose language
Professional backend or full-stack engineering experience focused on platform or service applications
Experience designing ETL pipelines, configuring and maintaining APIs
Exceptional problem-solving skills
Detail-oriented and capable of providing specific solutions at each step of the process
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills: experience collaborating with engineers, product managers, and executives
Track record of driving change based on persuasive communication of insights based on data and analysis
Deep expertise in presenting structured recommendations to senior executives
Highly organized with proven ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
A team player committed to delivering results in a fast-paced environment
Self-starter with natural curiosity and investigative skills who takes ownership to drive results

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of python and either Java or C++
Experience with application deployment, scaling, and management systems/frameworks such as Docker and Kubernetes
Familiarity with the GCP suite including BigQuery, Composer, and Cloud Functions
Comfort operating in cloud-first, *nix-centric environments
High volume/transaction marketplace experience
Interest in and proficiency with blockchain solutions
Passion for video games
Past work experience in both larger companies and startups
Our team values diversity and believes that it strengthens our games, products, and communities. We strongly encourage POC, folks with disabilities, those belonging to the LGBTQIA+ communities, and folks across all gender identities to apply.

We offer our team benefits such as (but not limited to) high-quality Vision, Dental, and Health Care, generous Parental Leave, and Unlimited PTO to ensure that they actually take time off without the stress of needing to accrue time.

If you need assistance around accommodations due to a disability, please reach out to accessibility@mythical.games. We’ll be with you as soon as possible; our goal is to ensure an accessible and equitable interview process for everyone.

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