You will be responsible for leading technical and creative development teams, defining product roadmaps, and ensuring the successful development and delivery of high-quality, engaging, and regulatory-compliant online gambling products for both our clients and for West Pier Studio. This role requires a combination of strategic thinking, project management expertise, and a deep passion for the gaming industry and gaming products.
Key aspects of the role
Product Ownership: Understand and drive the vision, strategy, and development roadmap for online slot machines and other gambling games.
Team Leadership: Inspire and manage cross-functional teams comprising designers, developers, artists, and QA professionals to create outstanding gaming experiences.
Project Management: Develop, execute, and oversee project plans, encompassing scope definition, timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
- Collaboration: Collaborate with internal and client stakeholders to gather and prioritize requirements, ensuring alignment with business objectives and industry trends.
- Risk Management: Identify and proactively mitigate potential project risks and issues that could affect timelines or quality.
- Project Administration: Facilitate daily scrums, planning meetings, and creative discussions to guide the team towards project goals.
- Project Reporting: Utilize Jira to track and report project status, promptly addressing obstacles hindering sprint targets. Deliver regular development progress reports to clients, including video updates and slide presentations.
- Delivery Management: Ensure milestone achievement aligns with user stories and client expectations.
- Client Relations: Maintain open communication with clients to manage development timelines effectively.
- External Integration: Collaborate with external outsourcing solutions when necessary.
- Continuous Improvement: Cultivate a culture of ongoing learning and innovation within the teams.
- Proven experience in product ownership and / or project management, preferably in the real money gambling industry
- Strong understanding of the online gambling market and trends.
- Exceptional leadership and team management skills.
- Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving abilities.
- Familiarity with agile development methodologies.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Strong English language skills
- Good presentation skills
- Consideration will be given to candidates that have more Project Management experience with a view to building Product Owner skills going forwards.
- Flexible working arrangements
- Options for 2 days' a week remote working
- Ongoing training with career development – a great opportunity to learn the latest technology that power our games
- A very friendly, creative, and focused working environment
- Regular awesome social events inside and outside the studio, such as board games nights, meals out, escape rooms, summer parties and much more
- Beer & soft drink fridge
- Relocation assistance
- Extensive board game library
- Employee assistance programme
- Bonus anniversary holidays
- Free eye tests
- Excellent central Brighton location, based a short walk from the seafront, Brighton rail station, the lanes and some of the city’s most sought after coffee shops, restaurants, and bars