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Senior Technical Product Owner


Job Description:

We are looking for a Senior Technical Product Owner to manage our Innovation & Development team helping us define and deliver great products and services.


As a member of the Innovation and Development team, you will be responsible for building complex, high- scale, real- time systems, working closely with other parts of the business like Tech, QA, Player Support, Audio and Globalisation. You will have to work closely with a team of engineers and manage their technical workload and duties, as well as gather requirements and needs from stakeholders and communicate the value proposition these requirements bring to the product. 

Being a Tech PO in the Innovation and Development team, collaborating with your Manager, the team of engineers and the QA specialist, you will play a key role in shaping the future usage of technologies and tools for Quality and Customer Operation activities.


Your role within our Kingdom

You will be part of the Innovation & Development team working together with a team of seven to ten engineers to build solutions according to the product vision and company strategy. You will do it by having a close collaboration with your manager, the stakeholders and tech leadership, maintaining focus on the technical part of each task and having a clear understanding of our tools and products architecture. You will have to show a hands- on attitude with all our different systems, databases, tools, technologies and products in order to understand and make them yours. 

You will be helping us in shaping the future of King Platform and our services, as well as helping us to continuously improve and excel.


Main responsibilities

  • Close and frequent collaboration with your developers and engineers; you will guide and discuss with them the way they are going to develop a particular feature request and bring all the business needs point of view while doing so.

  • Work closely with the Project Management Office to create and maintain the team backlog according to the products vision and company strategy with focus on business value

  • Help articulate the value and impact of projects and roadmaps

  • Make sure the team is executing towards the most valuable problems worth solving and that they have all the information to build the most appropriate solution

  • Plan, refine and prioritise the team backlog, clarifying and defining technical acceptance criteria of each task, keeping it as short as possible, with each item clearly defined, prioritised and understood.

  • Be the product superuser! Nobody should know more about how to drive the product than you and you are able to run a demo of any feature with almost no notice.

  • Lead the tech planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities


Skills to create thrills

  • Technical background is a must. We are looking for someone with several years of experience in the software development industry. Ideally you’ve been a developer yourself and/or you have a proven record of success in complex software projects.

  • You are a leader used to make decisions in a fast- pace environment and sometimes under uncertainty conditions

  • Analytical mindset to permanently challenge the status quo and identify what makes sense and what not and why.

  • Passionate about people with an agile and lean mindset.

  • Experience working with agile development teams and processes.

  • A standout colleague who works effectively with people across different locations.

  • Excellent communicator, listener and facilitator with superb spoken, written and presentation skills.

  • Comfortable interacting with everyone from Developers and Data Scientists to Executives.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 255 million monthly active users as of Q2 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

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