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Senior Product Leader, Cox Gaming

Company: Cox Communications Inc
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Location: 6205-B Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, New Orleans, LA, US
Division: Cox Communications
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Requisition Number: 218
Cox Communications is the largest private telecom company in the US, and we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. At Cox, we are committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection, not only with our products and services, but also with our career opportunities. Our company is full of dreamers and doers. People who make plans and who make things happen. And, of course, people who have fun doing it.
The New Growth & Development organization is focused on identifying and analyzing areas of future growth and plans to achieve sustained and balanced growth across the enterprise. The organization works to answer "whats next" for Cox and our customers. We develop growth hypothesis and test those hypotheses through 1) skunkworks 2) investing in new businesses 3) traditional R&D 4) identifying strategic partnerships and 5) exploring emerging businesses. Growth opportunities are currently being incubated across a variety of adjacent business and technology sectors including Gaming, Healthcare, Commercial IOT, Edge Computing, etc.
Join this dynamic, fast paced environment where you will engage in addressing the most burning issues and cutting-edge opportunities facing gaming for years to come.
Role Summary
Cox Gaming is seeking a senior product leader who will oversee the innovation, development, execution, and go to market strategy for core products within Cox Gaming.
Reporting to the Head of Cox Gaming, this leader will help to develop and grow the Gaming Product and Services Portfolio. The Sr. Product Lead will play four distinct roles:

  • Player Advocate: Have a deep understanding of relevant player pain-points and is passionate about developing solutions for addressing them.
  • The Technologist: Have a detailed knowledge of gaming technology and services, understand gaps and opportunities within the gaming space, and construct creative solutions to capitalize on them.
  • The Leader: Lead the end-to-end product roadmap, ensuring growth milestones are achieved and risks and opportunities are addressed.
  • The Operator: Drive products and initiatives from concept to reality with minimal supervision. The Cox Gaming team is founded on passion, innovation, and creativity with a mission to delight gamers with unparalleled access and experiences - faster, easier, and on their own terms. With team members and partners located in North America, India, and parts of Europe, Cox Gaming is powered by global talent and is looking for passionate and creative new team members to answer the question, "Whats next for gaming?"
    Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions
    As a Senior Product Leader for Cox Gaming, you will:
  • Support the execution of the Cox Gaming strategic roadmap and shape the direction of the business based on analysis of trends and player needs, partnerships, competition and emerging technologies
  • Develop Gaming concepts and the go to market strategy for player-oriented solutions while identifying and evaluating new growth opportunities
  • Develop new product concepts and define product vision and strategy.
  • Understand the technology landscape and develop technology breakthroughs and developments that may adequately solve for customer needs via partner discovery and close collaboration with the product and technology team.
  • Drive implementation through analyzing performance and present performance insights and findings backed by data to update strategic hypotheses.
  • Leadership and management of day-to-day interactions with vendors, strategic partners, suppliers associated with strategic initiative(s).
  • Work closely with a cross-functional team including product, finance, legal, technology, marketing, operations, and others while incubating such initiative(s)
  • Evangelize Cox Gamings vision and capabilities to establish and maintain Coxs position as a respected thought leader in the industry.
  • Develop and maintains positive relationships with key and senior stakeholders across various Cox businesses.Qualifications: Minimum:
    • Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
    • 5+ years related experience in product management within the gaming industry or consulting/strategy disciplines
    • Genuine intellectual curiosity, ability to learn new facts and concepts quickly and comprehensively, and to synthesize and communicate effectively to others in both verbal and written forms
    • Employ a high level of critical thinking and analysis bringing successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or departmental problems.
    • Strong team player and ability to collaborate with colleagues, navigate relationships in growth verticals and the broader technology ecosystem, and ensure that players have an excellent experience engaging with Cox
    • Ability to operate independently to navigate tight deadlines, juggle a long list of competing priorities, and operate in a dynamic environment without compromising sharp attention to detail
      • Intellectual horsepower, desire, and proven ability to learn new domains and technologies quickly, energetic "can-do" attitude and commitment to excellence
      • Strong and demonstrable project/product management experience and large team facilitation skills
      • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute tactically to develop and launch products and solutions that support our strategic visionPreferred:
        • BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly desired
          • MBA or equivalent
          • Experience in start-up businesses and/or end-to-end new product development experience, with entrepreneurial spirit
          • Experience managing distributed teams
          • Experience in fast-paced, start-up environments
          • Business understanding and working knowledge of the cable /communication industry, systems, and networks, as well as current and emerging technologies and standards is very beneficial
          • Understanding of related industries in the ecosystem and how they impact the gaming industry, e.g., high tech, cloud, low-latency, etc.
          • Willingness to travel
            • Remote work options to be considered To Demonstrate the Value, We Place in Our Employees, We Offer

              At Cox Communications, our employees are our most important resource.
              • Generous benefits to include healthcare day one, paid time off and 401(k) matching
                • Career development programs and ongoing training, including tuition reimbursement
                • Future career growth and promotional opportunities
                • Mentoring and training programs
                • Commitment to our communities through employee volunteer opportunitiesWho We Are
                  About Cox Communications
                  Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

                  About Cox
                  We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at
                  Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .
                  Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
                  Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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