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Product Manager, Summer Intern 2021

Pocket Gems, San Francisco

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Pocket Gems seeks to build the greatest games and most compelling interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission our founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009 and it continues to inspire us today. Since then, we’ve grown to over 200 people in San Francisco, and with $155 million in backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground in mobile entertainment.

Our products have been downloaded over 450 million times by players around the world. In recent years, we’ve launched Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game. As our community of players continues to grow, we’re committed to building diverse and inclusive environments across our teams, and in our games.

During our 10-week PM Intern program, you will be a meaningful contributor to our live products, leaving the summer having made a tangible impact on your team by owning a feature through the product life-cycle from initial concept to release.

*Please note that we intend to host the internship in person (San Francisco, CA), but we are prepared to host virtually if the conditions are unsafe to return to the office. 

What You'll Do:

  • Experience a feature life cycle end to end
  • Design and wireframe new features
  • Write feature specs
  • Coordinate and collaborate with multiple teams, resources and timelines: Engineering, Art, UX and QA
  • Own the analysis, testing and optimizing to achieve key success metrics of your features to  drive financial results
  • Work in an entrepreneurial, learning environment with a world-class team of Engineers and Product Managers

What You Bring to the Product Management Team:

  • Currently pursuing a Masters Degree (Bachelor’s degree required)
  • Experience in quantitative analysis and ability to refine hypotheses/models by digging into user data
  • Ability to manage complex projects and production schedules
  • Excitement about coordinating and inspiring our cross discipline teams
  • Most importantly, you should love the idea of creating highly engaging mobile content that will be seen (and played) by millions!

Extra Gems For:

  • Experience in any of the following:
    • Mobile or social games
    • Strategy/Management Consulting or Finance (Banking, PE, or VC)
    • Online/Mobile Product experience with a technology company
    • Startup experience 
    • Engineering/software development
  • Degree in a quantitative discipline (CS, Engineering, Math, Econ, etc.)
  • Design mentality and a familiarity and interest in casual / mid-core / core games

Other Internship Perks:

  • An amazing summer packed with mentorship, networking opportunities, learning & development roundtables, fun intern events (Escape Room, Intern Olympics, Jackbox), and of course projects with real business impact.
  • Read more about what we’ve been up to here

Please Note:

  • We are looking for students going to U.S. universities, graduating in Winter 2021 or Spring 2022.
  • Prior gaming experience is NOT required.

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Pocket Gems

About We want to build the greatest games and interactive entertainment in the world. That’s the mission Pocket Gems’ founders began with in an apartment above a pizza shop back in 2009 and we continue it today. Pocket Gems has grown to over 200 people in San Francisco. With backing from Sequoia Capital and Tencent, we’re constantly breaking new ground with graphically rich mobile games, fun new genres of mobile entertainment, and innovative technologies like our mobile-first Mantis Engine. Our products have been downloaded over 270 million times by players around the world. Most recently, we’ve launched Episode, a mobile storytelling network and platform, and War Dragons, a visually stunning 3D real-time strategy game.

Want to learn more about Pocket Gems? Visit Pocket Gems's website.