Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Dublin


Demonware provides online software and services for gaming. We design, develop, and host customized services such as matchmaking, microtransactions, player profiles, leaderboards, and data analytics for over 100 games, including some of the world’s most popular video game franchises like Call of Duty, Destiny, Guitar Hero, and Skylanders.

We are a technology-driven company with a commitment to openness. This means collaborating to solve problems, the freedom to talk to anyone, and that the best idea wins. As an independently-run subsidiary of Activision-Blizzard, we have the freedom to maintain the feel of a startup culture, but one with the resources and backing of a multinational corporation.

Position Summary:

The senior project manager at Demonware will take ownership of multiple large scale, complex projects/initiatives. They are responsible for ensuring our teams deliver features to our customers on schedule while achieving the necessary requirements for functionality and quality. They are a primary point of contact for internal and external project stakeholders and executives, while also champions for quality of life and well-being of their project teams.

Lead your team: Inspire and motivate your engineering team to achieve the deliverables you help them plan, scope and execute. Encourage an environment of ownership and accountability. Support our customers: Establish rock solid relationships with studio customers and ensure their requirements and timelines are properly accounted for in our planning. They should feel like you and your engineering team are an extension of the studio
Work effectively: Apply and adapt Demonware tools and processes to ensure project standards, grow and improve these tools to suit your needs
Mentor your peers: Contribute to Project Management best practices and tools, provide mentorship and guidance to other project managers
Stay one step ahead: Pro-actively manage project issues, risks, and change, keeping team on-task, projecting milestones & deliverables to spec. Be able to easily quantify the impact of changing requirements and timelines
Manage up: Represent the team's project plan and timelines to senior management and effectively escalate up when blockers or resource demands require it

Skills requirements:
5+ years of project management experience, preferably in a dynamic and technical environment
Scrum Master certification or equivalent educational degree or certificate
Comfortable working in engineering environment, understands terminology and can clearly communicate technical information to stakeholders and customers
Highly skilled in project management methodologies, especially Agile, and able to apply and adapt process to suit team, organizational, and project necessities
Experience in dealing with senior levels in organizations both internally and externally to report risk and get resolution to issues
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Positive, professional attitude and strong interpersonal skills
Strong time management and organisation skills, with ability to focus on priorities & risk assessment
Ability to fit into a dynamic, creative team environment
Ability to travel multiple times throughout the year
Gets things done

What Demonware offers:
An excellent salary, with annual performance reviews and discretionary bonuses
5 weeks of vacation, standard
Pension matching and contributions
Top-tier medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
Flexible working practices, based on the belief that the quality of your work is not dependent on the number of hours sitting behind a desk
A culture that emphasizes continual learning and improvement, with opportunities for career progression, travel, and a commitment to open source

Demonware by the numbers:
469+ million gamers
3.2+ million concurrent online gamers
100+ games
300,000 requests per second at peak
Average query response time of

About the company

or more than 30 years, Activision has been changing the way people play. In the process, we have built one of the largest portfolios of recognized brands and today we are one of the most valuable interactive entertainment companies in the world.
Founded in 1979 as the first independent video game software developer and distributor, the company launched a series of multi-million unit selling titles in the early 1980s for the Atari 2600 including Pitfall, Kaboom! and River Raid. And since then, Activision has created some of the most iconic and memorable game experiences of all time.
Today, the company is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products for various consoles, handheld platforms and the PC. Over the past five years, we have continued to thrive as a leading digital entertainment provider whose games appeal to a variety of gamers.
We strive to make the most fun, thrilling, and engaging entertainment experiences for our players, who live in a world with many entertainment options.
We operate in more than 15 countries including in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the region of Taiwan.
We recognize that our success is built upon the shared dedication of great people whose sense of mutual respect and teamwork drives our performance.

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