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Vice President of Games at Playco

Remote(USA Only)
fulltime
3 months ago
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VP of Games

  • REMOTE
  • EXECUTIVE
  • FULL-TIME

Here at Playco, we make games that bring the world closer together through play!

Our ideal teammates are thoughtful, low ego, and hardworking professionals who can both zoom into the details and zoom out to embrace the big picture. We are passionate about makers and tinkerers, who are unafraid to experiment with a healthy disregard for constraints. We hope you’ll enrich our team with your enthusiasm and passion, both for games and for life.

About this Role:

We’re looking for a Vice President (VP) of Games who will play a pivotal role in the future of our company. Our VP of Games is responsible for managing and guiding our game teams and portfolios to massive success. You’ll manage, mentor, and guide teams of producers, product managers and engineers to build world class social games. You’ll partner with other executives to build our product strategy and establish the operational rhythm by which all our games teams work. Your prior experience provides you with an inherent understanding of experiences that create user delight in moving forward our mission of “bringing the world closer together through play.”

Responsibilities

  • Drive gaming product vision, strategy, road-mapping, and execution across the company while also communicating with C-level staff, board members, and other stakeholders.
  • Attract, mentor, develop, and empower a strong team of product owners, producers, product managers, engineers, and designers.
  • Manage multiple game products and priorities, scale teams, and ensure org is effective, healthy and set up for success by establishing clear and measurable goals.
  • Develop thoughtful and functional processes that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the product management lifecycle from concept to launch.
  • Develop and analyze metrics, budgets, and forecasts that inform the success of games.
  • Monitor and manage strategic marketing plans, including go to market and user acquisition plans, for each game.
  • Partner with HR to do headcount planning, recruit, develop and retain talent.
  • Develop and improve the discipline of game production for instant play platforms through company-wide training programs, tooling, and broader industry-level opportunities.
  • Become a key evangelist of Playco and participate in press activities, conferences, discussions with thought leaders and market analysts.
  • Identify and initiate opportunities for new projects or focus areas that can enable and expand Playco’s mission of “bringing the world closer together through play.”

Requirements

  • 12+ years of operations and leadership experience in the games industry.
  • 6+ years of experience building, growing and managing multidisciplinary teams.
  • Track record of taking multiple games through all stages of development and LiveOps and building successful businesses around them.
  • Strong understanding of the overall gaming market and in particular social and mobile games and game design.
  • Proficient change management skills. Must be comfortable with ambiguity and constant change, yet able to set priorities and execute on commitments.
  • Past success in implementing data-driven processes to turn a vision into an actionable roadmap.
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail and ability to utilize data to drive product optimization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with experience presenting to C-staff and the board.

Requirements

  • Experience in software development and programming
  • Experience working on social play gaming platforms
  • Bonus: Instant games
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