Careers Category: Product Management
Careers location: London, UK
Connected Worker Type: Connected
Requisition Id: R_109977
At NaturalMotion, we make games that wow people. We innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without us. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. For the past six years, NaturalMotion Studios have been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by https://gamesindustry.biz
We are looking for a Product Manager to join us at BossAlien, a division of NaturalMotion, in creating Star Wars™: Hunters, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, squad-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters.
You will use a combination of excellent analytical abilities, business discernment, and critical thinking to innovate and build extraordinary experiences that will impact our players’ lives. You will have a consistent record of owning and delivering experiences to players that raise-the-bar from an innovation, usability, and design perspective whilst thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Work closely with a multi-disciplined team (Design, Art, Programming & Analytics) to design, scope and implement core features that result in an outstanding gameplay experience for our players and positively inflect metrics
Support the leadership team in defining and iterating upon the game’s business strategy to build a robust product roadmap for development and post-launch live operations
Drive user and competitive research, driving the usage of core innovative game technology, and ensure that product decisions are based on in-depth data analysis and an understanding of the market
Effectively champion product vision & strategy, monitor product progression through completion of milestones and partner with other parts of the organisation including Central Analytics and Product Marketing
Build knowledge and understanding of data driven insights within the rest of the team through regular communication and the creation of meaningful dashboards and reports
Be a player champion!
Required Skills & Experience
Product Management experience in free-to-play game development, with a proven track record in managing live operations
Ability to create wire-frames, product specifications and white papers
Exceptional data analysis skills, coupled with advanced Excel and SQL proficiency
Strong project management skills and ability to present work to executive staff
Strong passion for games, creating fun, compelling and addictive user experiences
Outstanding written and oral communication
Strong organisational and analytical skills, as well as excellent attention to detail
Ability to provide clear direction, set measurable goals and give insight on industry trends
Passion for and in-depth knowledge of competitive arena combat game
Desirable Skills & Experience
Previous experience with new game development through to worldwide launch
Experience with shipping/managing games on multiple platforms
What do we offer?
Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus scheme
Create next-gen games that will be played and loved by millions of players around the world
Work in a family-oriented, collaborative team that invests in your development and growth on-the-job
A diverse team of friendly, fun and supportive co-workers
Flexible working hours & crunch-free working culture
Communal music and laid-back atmosphere
Summer/Christmas parties and Happy Hour in the studio each Friday
26 days holiday + bank holidays, 2 paid personal days
6 months of fully paid maternity/adoption leave or 16 weeks of fully paid paternity leave (eligibility criteria apply)
Pension plan with a double matching employer contribution (capped at 8%)
Private medical insurance, dental insurance and healthcare cash plan
Life insurance, accident insurance and long-term disability insurance
Company Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) (eligibility criteria apply)
Fitness Reimbursement plan worth £600 per annum
Charitable Giving Platform to which the Company contributes a 2:1
Annual season ticket advance and cycle to work scheme
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