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Senior Engineering Graduate Program Manager



2K Games is a global video game company that publishes titles developed by influential game development studios. They are looking for a Sr. Program Manager to manage the Engineering Graduate Program, a 21-month rotational program with up to 40 graduates on 6-month rotations, including international assignments. The role involves overseeing high volume recruitment, complex rotation management, rotation experience and performance feedback, collaborating with senior leadership in program management, and identifying permanent career paths for graduates. The ideal candidate must thrive in a highly ambiguous environment, demonstrate inclusive behaviors, have program management expertise, be results-oriented, and have a bias for action. The position is full-time, and some international travel will be required. The company values diversity, accessibility, and inclusivity and is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job description

Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).


What We Need:

Are you an experienced Sr. Program Manager who is extremely organized, creative, a strong communicator with an interest and ability in mentoring? Do you want to work in a  fun, creative and constantly changing environment? If so, look no further! 

Reporting into the Director of Operations, the Sr. Program Manager will be responsible for the orchestration and management of the Engineering Graduate Program, a 21-month rotational program with up to 40 graduates on 6 month rotations, including international assignments (US, Europe, UK).  This program operates out of two base locations (San Francisco and Dublin).  This program is designed to drive a constant influx of engineering talent into the 2K business.

This role will lead the program full cycle, including overseeing high volume recruitment, complex rotation management, rotation experience and performance feedback, collaborating with senior leadership in program management and identifying permanent career paths for our graduates. 

This role works closely with our development studios, Talent Acquisition, senior leadership and other internal stakeholders.  The incumbent should be comfortable communicating and navigating across all levels of the organization.

In your first year, you will partner with senior leadership and the development studios to evaluate and enhance the program, identify new opportunities and define success metrics. 

The ideal candidate must thrive in a highly ambiguous environment.  S/he must demonstrate inclusive behaviors, creativity, have program management expertise, be results-oriented and metric goal setting with a bias for action.

This is a full-time position from 11.00 – 19.30 Monday to Friday. The late working hours reflect a high degree of coordination between the Novato and Dublin offices. Hybrid working arrangements are available but full time onsite may be required during some periods (such as graduate orientation weeks). Some international travel will be required.


What You Will Do:

  • Develop and update program plans, budgets and resource plans ensuring alignment with program requirements.
  • Manage and and proactively report on plan, budgets, inclusive sourcing, recruitment progress, graduate performance, rotation experience and conversion tracking and progress. Maintain and present metrics to senior leadership
  • Partner with our Talent Acquisition team to develop and implement creative recruitment strategies to ensure we target and recruit the best candidates and enhance the company's diversity
  • Lead and influence conversations with senior leaders and management to identify rotation requirements, program planning and provide updates to ensure alignment and progress
  • Manage complex rotation schedules ensuring operational needs are met and graduate experience is optimal
  • Own international rotation processes, collaborating with international stakeholders and external partners
  • Mentor graduates by providing timely and effective performance feedback and early career guidance
  • Coordinate and support engaging, high quality, innovative, and timely development opportunities (training, special projects, communications, speakers, events, workshops)

Who We Think Will Be A Good Fit:

  • Ability to collaborate, influence and deal effectively with a diverse group of team members at all organizational levels
  • Experience interacting and building relationships with technical team members.
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to lead, develop  and drive projects from scope to delivery
  • Effective time management, ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Enthusiastic, high energy, action oriented and excellent attention to detail
  • Resourceful and flexible with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining a calm demeanor under pressure
  • Values diversity, accessibility and inclusivity.
  • Customer service oriented with problem solving skills
  • Project management experience ideally supporting programs developing early career talent
  • Experience with graduate program management platforms is an asset
  • Strong skills in MS Office 365 Applications, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and web-based applications
  • Technically not a "skill", but you are comfortable working hours 11am-7:30pm enabling greater connection between Novato and Europe offices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A college or university degree
  • At least four years of experience managing or with exposure to a training program
  • A desire to stay current with leadership and learning and development best practices to elevate the program experience. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use accounts.




Location: United States

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-27

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