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Microsoft Corporation Technical Release Manager in Redmond, Washington

343 Industries is the developer of the blockbuster Halo series of video games and, as part of Xbox Game Studios, oversees the Halo franchise including games, television series, novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more. We are looking for new Spartans to join our team to build the next generation of games and experiences in our in our award-winning sci-fi universe. Do you understand modern console/Personal Computer (PC) games and have experience with live service games? Do you closely collaborate with teams to drive cohesive gameplay experiences? Are you interested in Halo and want to preserve what makes it uniquewhile brimming with ideas to evolve an experience that millions of players love? If so, the Halo team would love to speak with you about becoming our next Technical Release Manager!

As the Technical Release Manager, youll be responsible for coordinating weekly service releases with studio partners, working with Content Management Systems (CMS), and focusing on process improvement within 343 Industries. Microsofts mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Content Management: Familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) to streamline content delivery processes.

  • Release Coordination: Coordinating weekly service releases with studio partners, ensuring timely delivery and quality control.

  • Problem-Solving: Demonstrates problem-solving skills with a focus on process improvement to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and release quality.

  • Change Management: Drives change management practices across all involved teams, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.

  • Software Development Lifecycle Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), games as a service (GaaS), live operations, and game production.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree AND 1+ year(s) experience in production roles in gaming or entertainment industry, or other multi-disciplinary leadership

  • OR equivalent experience

  • 1+ year(s) experience in release and managing relationships with stakeholders, clients, and/or customers

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ year(s) experience release, project, and/or managing relationships with stakeholders, clients, and/or customers.

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex systems and identify areas for optimization

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.

  • Familiarity with popular game development tools and platforms.

  • Availability for occasional travel to in-person meetings.

Game Producers IC2 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $76,400 - $151,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $100,300 - $165,400 per year.

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