Microsoft Game Studios seeking Senior Manager for Xbox Live Mobile team

Here’s another confirmation that Microsoft is getting serious about mobile gaming on Windows Phones / Windows Mobile. Check out this job ad for a Senior Manager for Microsoft’s Game Studios Live Mobile Team:

Job Category: Software Engineering: Program Management
Location: United States, WA, Redmond
Job ID: 709433
Product: Xbox Gaming
Division: Entertainment & Devices Division
You are an experienced game industry professional and an effective manager and communicator. As a senior member of the MGS LIVE mobile team, you understand and contribute to overall group goals, as well as oversee the development and design requirements that inform each product. You excel at a strategic level, adapting, inventing and sourcing the best games/IP from third parties to serve our target consumers, but you are also able to operate effectively at a tactical level, driving concepts through from the approval process and development to launch.
Own production of mobile games once they are approved for development or publishing, including project budget, schedule and resources.
Identify and lead external development teams, including artists and other production resources to project completion.
Liaise and work closely with internal cross-departmental teams to drive alignment, support and focus, including Test/QA, Platform, Marketing and LIVE Business teams
Develop and maintain strong relationships with industry leading developers, licensors, and distribution partners.
Develop the right processes, by working effectively with the cross-functional departments and executive management.
Source ideas and draft proposals consisting of concept docs, development plans, product plans, and schedules.
Excellent analytical, facilitation and organizational skills required.
5+ years of game production experience at the Producer level; game design experience is a plus.
Handheld or mobile experience is a plus….

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