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Product Director - Core Platform

London 164

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Technology & Development

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Product Director to join the Core Platform organisation to shape the future of our platform products where technology teams in King build, monitor, grow and monetize some of the most popular mobile games in the world such as Candy Crush Saga.

Our vision is to empower all King developers to iterate their products rapidly and operate them reliably without the cognitive burden of underlying technology.

Your role within our Kingdom

As a leader of the Core Platform organisation, you will guide and enable our teams towards providing the right products which meet the needs of the developers building, integrating, running, and scaling software using our platforms and tools.

Our platform supports game teams, service/tool developers and data engineers through the complete lifecycle of applications they build and the various ways they operate in. Some of the products/services we offer include compute platform, observability, extensible game backend framework, data streaming technologies, 24/7 on- call support, and platform for building and exposing operational tools for game teams. 

Our platform is currently going through a major transition from on- prem to 100% Cloud Platform. We are leveraging this major opportunity to reimagine how can we serve King developers more effectively in our endless pursuit of providing competitive technological advantage for King games

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and coaching Product Managers in the organisation to be effective in their roles

  • Leading our teams to become user centric and business savvy in prioritisation and outcome focused in execution

  • Leading the formulation, validation, updating and communication of the product vision and product strategy.

  • Work together with the Engineering Director and the engineering organisation to realise the product vision through product strategy 

  • Help and guide Product Managers on defining and acting on metrics that define success

  • Engaging with senior stakeholders and enlist them towards our vision and strategy

  • Integrating product discovery and rapid learning to the teams’ way of working

Skills to create thrills 

  • 5+ years’ experience working as Product Manager/Owner or in similar roles in agile software development environments.

  • Experience in leading and coaching product managers/owners

  • Expertise in Agile Software Development best practices, Lean Product Management, Design Thinking and Lean UX practices

  • Ability to create agreements across different teams and stakeholders with good communication skills

  • Passion for building products that people love to use

Bonus points

  • Experience working with products that have developers as customers.

  • Experience with software platform products

  • Experience with service/api based products

  • Experience with compute platforms and/or observability.

  • Experience in the video gaming industry

  • Experience working with or transitioning to DevOps culture

  • Experience with cloud technologies

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 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 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!

Applications need to be in English.
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