Full-Time

Release Manager

2K

2K

1,001-5,000 employees

Sports-based game development studio


Junior, Mid, Senior

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Required Skills
Management
Quality Assurance (QA)
Requirements
  • Bachelors or Associates degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of work involved with 1st Party Submissions on the publisher side (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo)
  • Ability to create and configure game, bundles and production to storefront portals
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, internally & externally
  • Knowledge of bug database systems, QA process, test plan creation, and bug writing process
  • Reliable, punctual, flexibility to work unsociable hours depending on deadlines
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Technically proficient with PCs, gaming consoles, and related hardware
  • Ability to collaborate closely with other departments
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication skills, and management skills
  • Attention to detail and positive personality to champion excellent working relationships
Responsibilities
  • Handle the 1st Party Submission process for assigned projects
  • Own release management process for specific products
  • Submit code and metadata assets to first parties such as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo
  • Create submissions work back schedules
  • Flag schedule risks with Core Teams, and PD while also creating mitigation plans
  • Communicate regularly with PD and Marketing team to align regarding code status metadata, and submissions timing
  • Coordinate with CS regarding customer related issues
  • Advise core teams and leaders of upcoming holidays and closures, documentation and/or requirement changes, and other important items that could otherwise impact Submission schedules and approvals
  • Coordinate with counterparts across departments to ensure they’re aware of project schedules and relay materials vital for setup configurations to be completed ahead of project deadlines
  • Provide clear concise communications with external First Party, Take-Two, and managerial level contacts about the needs of the project
  • Provide requests and information on metadata setup actions that require First Party configuration (Revenue SKU Config, Custom Pricing Unlock, Pre-Order Application Forms, Disc Requests)
  • Audit submission work of Associate Managers
  • Kicks off Release Management process with Concept Approval submissions
  • Critical issue point for game launches / technical needs / submission schedule concerns
  • Schedule out Technician’s project work with other Release Managers
  • Quarterly performance reviews and career development of direct reports
  • Raise disciplinary issues as appropriate
  • Actively participate in recruiting and interview process
  • Collaborate with other Release Managers to share standard methodologies
  • Collaborates with other Release Managers to supervise overall health of Submission Team, coming up with proactive ways to achieve and maintain high job satisfaction within the team
  • Live, promote, enforce amongst your team and personally demonstrate the 2K Values
  • Participate in OKR process
  • People Manager for assigned Associate RM’s, Leads and Technicians. Includes conducting 1 on 1’s and performance management tasks

2K’s mission is to enable all gamers to build, connect, escape and dream big with their wide array of interactive entertainment for video game consoles, personal computers, and mobile devices. The company is committed to maintaining and developing some of the most creative, respective and premium games in today’s gaming market.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Novato, California

Founded

2005

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

2%

2 year growth

4%

Benefits

Health Care Benefits

Health Savings Account (HSA) Including Company Contribution

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

401k Retirement Plan

Life and Disability Benefits

Group Legal Plan

Wellbeing Program

Childcare Benefits

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Generous Compassionate Leave

Companywide End of Year Break