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Product Manager

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Job Overview
Wargaming Sydney is looking for a talented Product Manager to join our development team creating cutting edge software products for the Wargaming portfolio of games. As the Product Manager you will provide vision and strategy for the products in your portfolio; you will identify new opportunities for the studio and ensure stellar communication with our partners. Your work will impact millions of players around the world, bringing them fun, excitement and delight.

Reports To
Product Director

What will you do?
Your responsibilities will include market research, liaising with business intelligence, establishing requirements and success metrics, building a product vision, execution strategy and roadmap for software products.

What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in a product management background in software technology or video games.
You’ve a clairvoyant sense for understanding customer needs and strong problem-solving ability to craft solutions to solve their problems.
Analytical, with a strong data driven mindset.
Ability to inspire the team to build amazing products with a constant dedication to understand, question and improve.
Strong communication, listening & presentation skills (verbal and written)
Possess strong negotiation and influencing skills.
What additional skills will help you stand out?
A technical background is a benefit given the nature of the products we create.
Experience in taking a software product from inception, through to pitching, development and into live service is a huge plus.
About Wargaming:
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.

Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!

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SMG Studio is looking for an experienced game producer that wants to help us keep making awesome games.

We’re a diverse team of 18 in Sydney, Australia with a solid portfolio of games behind us and many more in the pipeline.

This is a role where you will make a difference and you'll be able to have a sense of ownership and pride in the output of the studio.

Our previous games RISK, Thumb Drift, Death SquaredOTTTD, One More Line and One More Dash are just the start. We have more games already in development and need help managing them to be meet their full awesome potential.

You’ll be expected to work with the executive producer to manage talent to maximise the best output.

You are:

  • • Highly organised.
  • • Work well as a team.
  • • Have an eye for quality with the intent on making things better.
  • • A good listener and can communicate ideas and opinions and explain complex systems in a clear and concise manner.
  • • A problem solver and strategic thinker.
  • • Someone who gets stuff done with limited oversight.
  • • Have an in-depth knowledge and passion for games. Mobile games, console games, even board games it doesn’t matter to you.
  • • Someone who knows how to wrangle a spreadsheet (asset pipeline, production co-ordination, analytics analytics etc) for the forces of good
  • • Someone who can manage multiple projects and tasks with ease.
  • • Someone who makes themselves indispensable.
  • • Humble and level headed with a sense of humour.
  • • Australian permanent resident. (We will consider those who require a 457 VISA but this requires someone special)

Bonus points for any of the following;

  • • Prior employment at a game developer.
  • • Knowledge of Photoshop.
  • • Worked on the development & deployment of an IOS & Android title.
  • • Worked on the development & deployment of a console title (Xbox One / PS4)
  • • Worked on the development & deployment of a Steam title
  • • Experience using Jira, Trello, Basecamp or Slack.
  • • A score of over 150 in One More Line.
  • • Experience coding, writing, 3D and any creative field.

Your duties will include, but not limited to:

  • • Creating and managing production schedules across existing titles and prototypes
  • • Managing daily/weekly WIPs
  • • Documenting the outcomes of meetings and allocating and enforcing actions on the team.
  • • Organise and document beta testing rounds both local and remotely.

 

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Buy Somewhere is a Sydney-based indie studio working on its first title, a location-based multiplayer property tycoon for mobile. In our game, players choose what kind of real estate mogul they want to be, strategize around which properties to acquire, and either cooperate or compete with other players to reach their goals.

Our Lead Game Designer needs an analytics-focused brain to balance out her creativity.

Do you crave the chance to take location-based games to a new level? Are you a Product Manager who dreams Excel sheets and also likes to design features? If so, we need you!

Summary

We’re looking for a Product Manager with strong experience in game design. You'll work on-site, support prototyping effort for our game’s economy and monetization and follow through their development. You’ll use your analytics and projection skills to turn the massive data set of the real world into a well-balanced, engaging and successful experience. Once the game is live, you’ll transition to providing data-driven insights to improve the design and overall performance of the game, and build the product roadmap.

Responsibilities

As part of the design team, you will:

    - Collaborate with the Lead Game Designer to polish designs and support prototyping efforts
    - Own pieces of the game that relate to monetization and the economy, and design some of the related features from early idea to completion
    - Model the game’s ecosystem and experiment with the tuning to ensure the play experience is fun and sustainable
    - Ensure that the feature set and design serve our business model and objectives
    - Design the telemetry events and reports required for targeted testing, soft launch and live services
    - Analyse user-generated data and competing products to inform the product roadmap and business initiatives
    - Document your designs, research, projections and plans and communicate them to relevant stakeholders

Skills 

We seek someone who has:

    - Significant experience in the games industry (3+ years and/or a few titles shipped)
    - Great knowledge of free-to-play and ad-based business models, game economy and balancing
    - Good understanding of game design and game development
    - Good written and verbal communication skills
    - Ability to collaborate with others and gain consensus on your ideas
    - Ability to perform data analysis and produce reports relevant to various stakeholders
    - Analytical thinking
    - Creative problem-solving skills

Bonus Points

    - You’ve worked in mobile development before.
    - You’ve studied or taken on game design tasks.
    - You know Confluence and Jira.
    - Your Excel sheets and macros are a thing of beauty.
    - Google Analytics and BigQuery are your BFF.

We Offer

    - A place on a fully-funded, collaborative team
    - Pay based on experience
    - A chance to develop a game from start to years into live service
    - An opportunity to grow into more responsibilities as the team expands.
    - Relocation support. While Sydney-based applicants are preferred, we are open to applicants Australia-wide. You must be authorized to work in Australia as a citizen, permanent resident or current holder of a 457 visa.

Do you see yourself in this?

We’d love to get your resume at jobs@buysomewhere.com. Please include any portfolio information, links, playable demo, videos or other content that demonstrate your skills. If those examples are from team projects, make sure to specify your role.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. We develop and publish content for gaming platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, Nintendo Wii™, Sony PlayStation® 3. Not only do we have a portfolio of top-selling, award-winning interactive entertainment but a friendly, supportive and creative organisational culture.

We are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Senior Product Manager to join our team in our Melbourne (St Kilda Rd) offices. This role is responsible for managing THQ’s key Core franchises/titles and associated products across Australia and New Zealand. This involves ‘championing’ their titles and brands through the development of marketing plans and product management.

Within this role you will be responsible for:

  • Work with the Marketing Director to develop overarching marketing strategies and tools across the product portfolio.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies for allocated products to surpass sales revenue targets for Australia & NZ.
  • Prepare sales presentation materials and present products to retail buyers in person as required.
  • Help maintain existing distribution arrangements and secure further distribution business.
  • Develop new product / back catalogue initiatives to reach new markets, new channels or further expand presence in existing markets.
  • Managing relevant Marketing budgets.
  • Prepare and submit age rating submissions as required.
  • Prepare appropriate competitor analysis, market trends and product research across Australia & NZ.
  • Working with PR team to ensure appropriate PR coverage for Core titles and franchises.
  • Effectively manage employee performance and development.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Passion for the video games industry and knowledge of video gaming culture.
  • Must have demonstrated people management experience, including strong team cohesion and performance.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing or related field (preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in product management or public relations (Marketing) (game industry is preferred).
  • Experience in developing visual asset/creative materials and an excellent understanding of the digital media environment.
  • Ability to maintain a database of catalogued art assets – both production and conceptual.
  • Proven ability to network and build strong professional relationships.
  • Excellent computer skills with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong commercial business acumen, an ability to think both strategically and in detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Natural creative flair, originality and strong visual sense.
  • Ability to respond professionally when ideas or designs are rejected.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including task and budget management and follow through.

What's in it for you?

  • Friendly, creative and fun work environment!
  • Supportive management team that encourages growth, learning and development.
  • Annual performance & salary reviews.
  • Additional annual leave, paid paternity and maternity leave.
  • THQ equity programs.
  • Income protection insurance.
  • Gym sessions.
  • Friday drinks & regular social functions!
  • Competitive salary, bonuses and more...

If you are interested, have questions or would like a copy of the Position Description, please contact Emily Ross (Senior Recruiter) on (07) 3833 2868 or emily.ross@thq.com

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