Lead Product Manager (Highrise Studio)

Pocket Worlds
San Francisco, CA
5 days ago
About Us
Who We Are

Sitting at the intersection of social networking and gaming, we empower creativity and connection in a digital world. Our mission is to build deep, rich virtual worlds where everyone belongs.

We have been working towards this mission for a decade. We are the creators of Highrise, the first virtual world on mobile, which has seen extraordinary growth over the last few years and now boasts over 20 million users across iOS and Android. Every day, the citizens of Highrise come together to hangout, explore, create, collect, and trade in our metaverse, and we are on the precipice of making history once again with our expansion into Highrise World.
Our Purpose

To build creative worlds where you belong.

About This Role
You will be leading the Studio team, reporting to our CTO and Co-founder, Jimmy Xu. (Please note that if you reach out to Jimmy, he may not reply due to the volume of messages received.)

The Highrise Studio will power all aspects of the creator and UGC experience in Highrise. You will be the first hire for the Studio team and will have the ability to massively impact our journey as we build the metaverse. The opportunities are endless, from building your own team from scratch, to working cross-functionally to guide products from conception to launch. This role is key to our success, and we are excited to find the right person.

If you are reading this and falling off your seat from excitement, keep reading below…it only gets better!

Your Mission

The mission for this role is to own the Highrise Studio experience from launch execution to continued development. Highrise Studio is now the UGC toolkit for users to craft environments, experiences, and content to populate the Highrise virtual world and metaverse. This role is effectively the CEO of Highrise Studio and will take it from 0 to 1.

Key Indicators of Success

What You Will Do

What You Can Expect in the First 90 Days

Who You Are

Must Have’s

Nice to Have’s



Compensation Philosophy

As a fully remote company, we strive to have an equitable compensation philosophy that allows us to take good care of our people, no matter where they are in the world. At the moment, our philosophy is composed of multiple factors such as market pay, location, performance, and other rewards. Our compensation philosophy is meant to support our organization’s strategic plan and operating objectives — as we continue to grow as a company, so will our approach to compensation.

The salary range for this role is $150,000 - $280,000 in the US and Canada. Salary will be adjusted based on your location.

What its Really Like to Work Here
Our Culture

We are a global team of nearly 100 people right now and rapidly growing. We feel a sense of ownership over our work and take great pride in what we do. We are not afraid to make, and most importantly, admit our mistakes — that allows us to show up authentically and build relationships of trust across the board. We are the scrappy kind, so we try to do more with less, and we love that! If you were to ask our team to describe our culture, they would probably say we are a passionate group of peeps trying to impact the next revolution of the internet.

Our Values

Dream big, then make it real.

Be an owner, make a difference.

Build with humility.

Fast is better than slow.

Keep it scrappy.

Always be learning.

Read more about our values here.
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