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Playfish(Beijing) - Product Manager
Location: Beijing, China

As a Product Manager at Playfish, you will be responsible for defining and executing the product vision for a major hit social games studio. A market leader in social games, Playfish is one of the most highly regarded companies in this space.
This position is a metrics driven role. You'll learn a ton, have fun, and be a critical part of our success. You'll also get a chance to work with some of the best artists and developers in social media.

Your responsibilities would include:

- Run a "game as a service" business to maximize engagement, virality, and monetization- Define and execute long-term product roadmaps by coordinating with title teams to draft feature specs and plan weekly builds- Design, structure, and conduct analyses to inform design decisions- Apply quantitative rigor to balance math in new features and manage virtual economies- Track performance on a daily basis and adjust designs / plans accordingly- Actively monitor competitors and other Playfish titles to quickly adopt best practices- Coordinate with Marketing, Community, and Operations teams to market new features, communicate updates, and support weekly releases- Create and enforce light coordination processes
 
The requirements for this position are:

- 2-5 years of experience in product management in consumer web or social media, and/or experience in a top ranked management consulting firm- Strong analytic skills and experience with metrics driven decision making- Passionate about intuitive product designs that have mass appealStrong verbal and written communication skills- A passionate, performance-driven self-starter- Open for feedback and enjoys working in a fast paced, constantly iterating environment- Collaborative working style- Avid social / casual gamer- BA/BS degree – Computer Science / Engineering degree preferred- Optional but strongly desired: - Mandarin fluency a strong plus - Previous start-up experienceSocial networking experience
 
 
Playfish (Beijing) – Marketing Manager
Location: Beijing
 
As the marketing manger, you have the objective of bringing in and retaining new players to our world class social games through various marketing channels. We are looking to strengthen this team with a skillful, intelligent individual who is interested in working at a rapidly growing, fast
paced company where no day is the same as the previous.

The marketing manager owns the traffic campaigns for our games and has the responsibility to let these campaigns perform at or above set targets, with the freedom to allocate budgets in the most effective possible way. You have experience in managing large scale traffic campaigns for
web sites or applications, using search and social media, either in house or at an agency. You will enjoy working closely with multiple geographies and functions within Playfish, and engage in mutual best practice sharing with different teams at our parent company, Electronic Arts. You will have a passion for marketing, social media and games and you will enjoy working in a dynamic environment.

Responsibilities:

- Marketing campaign management, reporting and expansion
- Interact directly with partners and agencies to maximize campaign performance
- Maximize campaign performance with A/B and multivariate testing
- Track and periodically report progress of Playfish marketing campaigns
- Explore and test new marketing channels
- Analyze campaign and channel performance and make recommendations
- Oversee in-game advertising / sponsorship opportunities as complementary revenue stream
- Manage agencies and advertising partners to ensure best value-for-money
- Innovate to achieve cut-though and measurable impact in a competitive space
 
Requirements:

- 2-3 years of experience in internet marketing
- Experience in large scale China game advertising
- Agency campaign optimization experience preferred
- Strong analytical skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills, able to reduce complex information to actionable summaries
- Strong work ethic and a team player, with the ability to work well independently
- Game or entertainment or e-commerce industry experience preferred
- Passion for gaming and social media
 
Playfish (Beijing) - Online Content Manager
Location : Beijing, China

As the Online Content Manager at Playfish China you will be responsible for our communication and support of our user community. You will work with the game teams to communicate new features and events to the community, talk with the community to give their feedback to our game team,handle and build our customer support function and work with marketing to plan and coordinate marketing campaigns for China.

We're looking for an experienced, positive and passionate team member, who loves games, is a strong communicator and can write well, has experience from a community management role, is organized and can get our community excited and understand their needs. We believe that talent and a positive attitude is what it takes to build a great company. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

Key Tasks:

1. Lead event planning and execution in cooperation with the game teams to drive engagement in our community
2. Write regular in game newsletters and texts for other community communication, and send out this regular communication, including feeds and similar Implement reporting of results of events and user communication efforts, to game team and management
3. Maintain forums and FAQs for all key titles, to keep forums active and assist our players Conduct regular reviews of community feedback. Implement reporting to summarize and highlight key feedback and actionable recommendations to all game teams and management
4. Initially answer customer support tickets and feedback urgent issues to the game teams.
5. Later train others to handle this function
6. Plan, write and execute regular surveys of our community to assist game teams in decision making
7. Assist marketing in large marketing campaigns as needed
8. Track marketing exposure for our titles
9. Be a positive member of our team, help to build a great culture for our China team, give feedback on games in development and take part in other activities in the company as needed.
 
Technical skills and experience:

1. Must have 3 years of previous experience in a community management role or similar in the gaming industry
2. Project management experience in a team environment to meet scope and timeline requirements
3. Understanding of marketing/PR methodologies and workflow
4. Strong written communication abilities in Chinese
5. Experience writing for web and newsletters
6. English written proficiency required, Verbal ideal
7. Experience working with Photoshop is a plus
8. Understanding of legal/privacy requirements for online promotions
9. Familiar with social networking sites and how to leverage them creatively from a community management perspective
 
PlayFish (Beijing) - Senior Server Developer
Location: Beijing, China

Playfish (a division of Electronic Arts) is looking for developers, senior developers, and lead developers to join its server team. Our challenge is to build systems to support more than 50 million players every month -- 10 million a day. We already have a team of some of the brightest and friendliest people you'll ever work with, but we don't have the answers for everything. We hope you can help with that!

 
What you might do on a day at Playfish:

Create a new game feature that will go live and be used by millions of players within a week
Contribute your ideas to a new game prototype in development, whilst learning from some of the world's best game designers
Locate and solve a tricky memory issue occurring in hundreds of JVMs
Design a new service & corresponding service contract to minimize remote communications
Debate over coffee with your colleagues the relative merits of RPC vs. messaging-based communication, or the appropriate use of IoC and aspects
Insure high quality code and enforce good practices (Unit test, code review, pair-programming) across the team in an agile environment
Cooperate with Design, QA, producer and Operation team
 
We are looking for:
 
 
- Experience developing large or complex server systems in Java, with or without application servers
- Strong object-oriented design skills and passion for agile test-driven development and continuous integration
- Good understanding of RDBMSes, SQL, and Unix-like systems
- Interest in (or knowledge of!) cutting-edge technologies and techniques such as AWS, non-RDBMS data stores, SOA, messaging / EDA, REST
- Computer science or related degree or equivalent experience
 
Work Experience and Education:

- Must have strong English reading/writing skills- 5+ years of server side development experience. Previous experience in online gaming company is a plus.
- 2+ years developing with server side Java including JSP, Servlets, HTML, CSS, and Javascript
- 2+ years experience with MySQL or Postgres and understand database tuning
- Comfortable working under Linux
- Versatile and be able to build a server system from scratch including:
- Understand fundamental of server architecture and be able to develop a custom server in Java
- Strong object-oriented design skills and passion for agile test-driven development and continuous integration
- Software Engineering degree from a major university
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