Product Manager, Co-op

Pocket Gems, a leading mobile entertainment company backed by Sequoia Capital and Tencent, is continuously breaking new ground by building graphically rich mobile games, developing fun new genres of mobile entertainment and creating innovative technologies like our proprietary Mantis Engine. Launched in 2009, Pocket Gems has grown to over 230 employees and its games have been downloaded over 250 million times by players around the world. With its pioneering team, Pocket Gems is uniquely capable of making original and genre-defining products as mobile devices become the primary computing device for everyone in the world.
 
 
In Your Role as our Co-op Product Manager, you will:
 
Assist in the product development, strategic vision, and business operations for a new or existing game.
 
Become an expert in the psychology of games and build a thorough understanding of what features and themes maximize user engagement.
 
Play games, hone good intuition for game mechanics, and be learn to refine hypotheses/models by digging into user data
 
Coordinate and inspire our engineering and art teams. 
 
Qualifications:
 
Experience in mobile or social games a strong plus
Pursuing BA, BS, MS or PhD or MBA in CS, Engineering, Math, Econ, or similar fields.
Design mentality and intuition for game mechanics
Intuition in quantitative analysis and ability to dig into user data 
Intuition into how to manage complex projects and production schedules
Ability to understand and think creatively about the most engaging and profitable game mechanics and themes
 
Note: Prior mobile/gaming experience is NOT required.
 
Co-op positions with Pocket Gems provide students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in their specific area of study. They will work alongside world-class professionals in a fast-paced, professional setting which provides invaluable experiences in a business environment.  This position is located in our San Francisco office.
 
Benefits: Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including a Premiere PPO health plan. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) plan. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.
 
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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