Job Title - Product Manager
Reports Into - Head of Mobile Publishing
Location - Hybrid/ Almada
A Little Bit about Kwalee….
Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game developers and publishers, with well over 900 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Airport Security and Makeover Studio 3D. We also have a growing PC and Console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join TENS!, Eternal Hope, Die by the Blade and Scathe.
What’s In It For You?
Profit sharing scheme - we win, you win
Quarterly Team Building days
Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays!
Flexible working hours - we trust you to choose how and when you work best
All the equipment that you need to be properly set up
Are You Up To The Challenge?
We work with hundreds of developers all over the world, helping them to transform their dreams into reality with hit games. The central technology used to do this is our Publishing Portal. As a Product Manager you will take full ownership of our Publishing Portal project. You will define the vision we are working towards and manage the roadmap and team that will deliver it.
Your Team Mates
The Mobile Publishing team works with external game developers to bring their titles to success by leveraging the internal expertise of Kwalee. We source and onboard developers and provide a suite of tools through our publishing portal to support them at every step of the journey. Our team comprises of Business Development who source new games, Partnerships who nurture our long term relationships, Production who ensure games are of the highest quality, and Technology who build the technology that supports our partners.
What Does The Job Actually Involve?
Ensure the successful delivery of our Publishing Portal roadmap.
Analyse gaps in our technology stack and propose new technology projects that help us to meet our corporate goals.
Define a product vision, go to market plan and a roadmap strategy from inception through the full product lifecycle to deliver against the company KPIs.
Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to help build the backlog of product features.
Manage the development team working on the Portal.
Your Hard Skills
Experience of leading concurrent and overlapping technology projects from inception to launch
People management skills with a focus on bringing out the best in a team
Knowledge of agile and SCRUM product owner methodologies and tools
Ability to understand the big picture and the inter-relationships of all positions and activities in the system, including the impact of changes in one area on another area
Can manage a complex backlog of features and launch roadmap
Great people skills with the ability to communicate plans with internal and external stakeholders
A bonus if you’ve worked in the gaming industry or a related technology field
Your Soft Skills
Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues.
We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.
A Little More About Kwalee
Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.
Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.
We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France.
We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: - Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth - including Antarctica!
Location: Portugal, Portugal