Product Owner

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Posted 18 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Production
Contact NameConnor Green

Job description

Winkel Games are looking for a passionate Product Owner to drive the success of mobile game titles by defining the product vision, setting clear goals, and overseeing the development and release of games.

Driven by a fail-fast, test-and-learn culture, Winkel Games welcome wonderfully talented people wishing to take part in unique, ambitious, and challenging projects. They aim to foster excellence, both individually and collectively, which means solving problems by breaking the rules, learning fast autonomously, and delivering with the highest execution.

As a Mobile Game Product Owner, you will utilise your expertise in online gambling regulations, player preferences, and industry trends to drive the development and launch of high-quality mobile games that meet both regulatory requirements and player expectations. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including game designers, developers, artists, and marketers, to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality mobile games that meet player expectations and drive business growth.

Your responsibilities…

  • Develop a compelling product vision and strategy for Winkel's mobile game titles
  • Identify target audience and market trends to inform game design and feature development
  • Conduct competitive analysis to understand industry benchmarks and ensure our games stand out in the market
  • Define and prioritise features, functionalities, and content for mobile game projects
  • Collaborate with game designers and development teams to create detailed product specifications
  • Manage the product backlog, ensuring that it is properly prioritised, refined, and communicated to the development team
  • Monitor and track project progress, identifying and addressing potential risks or roadblocks that may impact timelines or deliverables.
  • Champion the player's perspective, advocating for an exceptional player experience throughout the development cycle
  • Gather and analyse user feedback, conduct playtests, and leverage data insights to drive game improvements and feature enhancements
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop strategies to acquire, engage, and retain players
  • Monitor key performance metrics, such as user retention, conversion rates, and monetisation, and propose strategies to optimise game performance
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including game designers, developers, artists, marketers, and QA testers, to ensure effective collaboration and alignment
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between teams, ensuring that everyone understands the product vision, goals, and priorities
  • Foster a collaborative and agile development environment, promoting transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Previous experience as a Product Owner, Product Manager, or similar role in the games industry
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent practical experience
  • Proven experience working in online gambling
  • In-depth knowledge of the mobile gaming market, trends, and player preferences
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead and prioritise multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with diverse teams
  • Proven track record showcasing the ability to leverage analytics and user feedback to inform decision-making
  • Passion for mobile games and a deep understanding of game mechanics, user experience, and monetisation strategies
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban