Game Producer/Product Owner (FT)

About the Job

You are a passionate gamer who enjoys PC and Mobile games. You are always looking for new ways to innovate and disrupt the status quo, get to market faster, and optimize customer experiences. You are a lifelong learner who is results driven and detail oriented. Most of all, you are looking for a friendly working environment filled with like-minded individuals at a studio that prizes integrity, transparency and personal growth.

Pocket Pinata Interactive is seeking an experienced Producer to lead the development of an unannounced AAA racing title, built in Unreal, working remotely with our Vancouver studio. The ideal candidate will have big ideas and strategies that foster an environment of collaboration and creativity. This role is ideal for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset and real-world experience distilling business value and goals into roadmaps and refined product backlogs.

You will:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to craft vision and concept development of a product.
  • Take lead of scrum teams, defining product vision, roadmap, and growth opportunities, communicating with stakeholders throughout the project.
  • Work with internal and external contacts to analyse needs and align product roadmap to strategic goals.
  • Work closely with product management/business teams to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI.
  • Keep up with agile/scrum best practices and trends.
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product.
  • Develop detailed product feature specifications and ensure they’re clearly understood by the development teams.
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics, and themes to ensure work aligns with product strategy.
  • Actively mitigate roadblocks impacting successful team completion of release/sprint goals.
  • Lead the product-release plans and set expectations for delivery of new functionalities.
  • Serve as the product ambassador internally and externally, sharing knowledge and answering questions related to the product.

You are a great fit for our team if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • 5+ years experience in product development.
  • 3 shipped [type of title] as a Product Owner.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles.
  • Understanding of business value around feature/functions.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and leadership skills.
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to effectively manage conflicting stakeholder needs.

Having the following is a plus:

  • Understand game KPIs.
  • Familiar with Live Ops.
  • Experience optimizing revenue and retention.
  • Experience with Target Process or related project management software.
  • Experience with Unreal.
  • Experience with GIT and / or Perforce.

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