Games Product Owner

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Games Product Owner

Position

We’re looking for a Product Owner who will lead an agile team of professionals to own all aspects of continuous development and live-operations of several Instant Games on a new major gaming platform currently being rolled out globally.

 

The Product Owner is responsible for crafting roadmaps of each game, owning the continuous optimization of KPIs and gaining a deep understanding of the Instant Gaming landscape and nuance of various platform APIs.

 

The perfect candidate would be data minded, able to deeply understand third party APIs, and have strong leadership skills, as well as having experience working on free-2-play casual games. Being close to the game design and making game balancing decisions based on KPI data would be a common topic.


You can either work REMOTELY or in our central Berlin office surrounded by a great bunch of people!

 

Your role:

  • Project Management. You own the process, scope, schedule, and resource plan internally and externally

  • Data Driven. As Product Owner you make informed, data-driven decisions to maximise the commercial aspects of several Instant Games

  • Communication. You communicate plans, decisions and progress in a clear way to all stakeholders and ensure thorough documentation

  • User Oriented. You make sure that the game perfectly meets the needs of the target group

  • Gain a deep understanding of the Instant Gaming landscape and nuance of various platform APIs; actively share knowledge within the team and company

  • Identify development opportunities for our Instant Games using different platform API’s

  • Work collaboratively on design, test and maintenance of games delivered by the team

  • Act as a knowledge broker to resolve blockers and technical dependencies

  • Promote continuous improvements

Your profile:

  • 4+ years of experience as a Game Producer, Product Manager or similar in the mobile games F2P industry

  • Very deep knowledge of Free2Play, KPIs, current trends of business models and user monetization in the mobile games space

  • Technical Background (Computer Science, academic or recent experience)

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, high attention to details

  • Experience in working in an agile team, ideally as a scrum master or product owner

  • Ability to understand technical details of a system and foresee edge case scenarios and performance issues in a proposed solution

  • Passionate about games, self-driven and able to work with little supervision towards a common team or company purpose.

As a Bonus: 

  • Previous experience in delivery of HTML5 games / Instant Games by using industry recognised frameworks like Pixi.js, Phaser, Cocos2d, Construct

What we offer:

We have a flexible working setup - either fully remote or on-site in central Berlin. Your choice! Working and living in Germany has many advantages as e.g. a high job security, great work-life balance and one of the best universal health care systems in the world! Further our Berlin full time employees benefit from:

  • Visa: Our visa assistance service guides you through the whole process and helps with tips and tricks to get the approvals and your visa as fast as possible.
  • Relocation Support: We support your move to Berlin with e.g. flat hunting, paper work like local registration, setting up bank accounts etc.
  • Language classes: We pay your German lessons so you can order food auf deutsch very fast and go right up to perfecting your business vocabulary.
  • Further training: A personal learning budget to spend on learning and development, including books, workshops, etc.
  • Flexible working hours and home office: Productive hours differ individually. That’s why you're welcome to show up in the office whenever you're ready for it. Need to watch the kids or wait for a handicraftsman? No problem - we also offer the opportunity for home office.
  • Office: A super modern office with state of the art tech, based in the center of Berlin, quickly to reach from all destinations thanks to the excellent public transport connections.
  • Equipment: Choose between a MacBook Pro or Windows Laptop. Furthermore our office features the latest projectors, cameras, testing devices, monitors - you name it.
  • Fresh fruits, snacks and drinks: Enjoy fresh fruits, free coffee and a fully stocked fridge with cold Water, Juices, Coke, Club Mate, Beer etc. For the sweet-toothed we have snacks, chocolate and chips of course.
  • Epic company parties: Regular company parties to celebrate, including Summer Party, Oktoberfest, Christmas Party.
  • Team events: We have regular Casual Fridays, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes, Team lunches, Company breakfasts and much more …
  • Team spirit: Beyond our amazing parties and company events, the team further organizes activities themselves such as playing soccer together, a cooking group, a Japanese learning group, and much more.

About SOFTGAMES

With offices in Berlin (HQ) and Toronto, SOFTGAMES is an instant gaming company. We develop casual, truly social games that can be played instantly across all devices. We partner closely with Facebook, Samsung and more to craft the next generation of instant games that billions of people can play together. To-date, more than 500 MM people have played our games on Facebook, including Cookie Land, Solitaire Story Tripeaks, Mahjong Story, Space Invaders, Fish Story, Bubble Shooter or Candy Rain.


At SOFTGAMES, we believe that different perspectives and background in our teams contribute to the quality of our work. We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion / worldview, disability, age as well as sexual orientation and identity.


Have we caught your interest? Then we look forward to your detailed application together with your salary expectations and earliest possible start date.