Job Title - Product Owner - Game Discovery Platform
Reports Into - Technical Director
Location - Hybrid / Almada
A Little Bit about Kwalee….
Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game developers and publishers, with well over 1 billion 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 Scathe, Die by the Blade, Robobeat, Space Chef and Wildmender.
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?
The Product Owner will be the main owner of GLEN, this is our internal game discovery platform and our secret sauce to find great games that players will love. You will need to create product strategies and roadmaps that define updates to the existing system and help inform the decision-making processes throughout the organisation. The Product Owner will need to stay on top of trends in the gaming industry and understand how they can be effectively imbued in GLEN’s design and operation. You will also be expected to build an understanding of the competitive landscape, to inform decisions.
Your Team Mates
You will be part of a cross-functional team working on GLEN, including Data Science, Tools and Tech, Server, Marketing, and Publishing specialists.
What Does The Job Actually Involve?
Working with development teams to establish product vision and objectives
Managing the product roadmap and timeline to ensure the product meets strategic objectives
Develop and maintain a full understanding of Kwalee’s Game Discovery System (GLEN)
Maintaining an awareness of market trends and technology changes, while seeking opportunities to improve or extend the product
Work collaboratively with the Digital Marketing department to ensure GLEN is meeting the needs of the company
Take ownership of GLEN’s performance and ensure its continual evolution with changes in the market and customer tastes.
Your Hard Skills
Proven track record of successfully developing, launching and managing digital products
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both with internal and external stakeholders
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise accordingly
Well-versed in agile and SCRUM product owner methodologies and tools
Previous experience in gaming industry or a relevant technology sector is an advantage
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