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Head of Game Operations, Shared Tech Product

King

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

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Head of Game Operations, Shared Tech Product

We are looking for an experienced Head of Game Operations, Shared Tech Product for our Technology

organization to help us to provide a best in-class game platform for some of the most

popular mobile games in the world such as Candy Crush Saga.

Our game platform consists of an exhaustive portfolio of products and services that

helps game teams to build, run and operate efficiently and effectively our games.

As a Head of Game Operations you will strategically oversee all of the products in our

Game Operations portfolio in Shared Tech and ensure alignment with the organization’s

overall strategy.

We expect you to tell a broader solution story to our studios that explains not only what

each product offers, but also the combined value proposition of the entire platform. Also,

you will be responsible for defining and monitoring relevant KPIs and control of the

measures to achieve the objectives for the Shared Tech Game Operations domain.

Asa member of the Tech Product Team, you will play an important role in ensuring that

our teams are providing the right products which meet the needs of the game teams.

Your Role Within Our Kingdom

  • Continuous collaboration with other product leads to ensure product evolution, product

enhancements, the introduction of new product features and functions and the retirement of

certain products to ensure platform relevance and competitiveness.

  • Partner with the Head of Engineering on the Game Ops domain, and work towards an

effective Engineering - Product collaboration.

  • Ensure consistency among products and deliverables across an entire portfolio and prioritize

resources for each area according to its contribution.

  • Conduct continuous research to grow your market knowledge and develop market insights as

well as formulate the global product strategies for product offerings in the portfolio.

  • Prioritize at the portfolio level, ensuring we are focusing on the most important opportunities
  • Working side by side with the Head of Product and Head of Engineering to formulate,

validate and update the platform strategy towards the platform vision

  • Own business cases for future adjustments in product portfolio strategy execution
  • Defining, tracking and acting on portfolio performance metrics
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders to align initiatives across the organization

Skills to Create Thrills

  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Keen listening skills
  • Ability to create high-level view and prioritize strategically
  • At least 10 to 15 years experience working as a product leader or a similar role
  • Experience working with platforms and driving them as products
  • Experience in a leadership role responsible for creating and implementing strategic plans
  • Proven expert in managing multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization, but

specifically at senior management level

  • Ability to demonstrate high level of political and business awareness; acutely aware of

organizational sensitivities

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize based on high-level goals and objectives
  • Experience implementing new processes and best practices
  • Adaptability and flexibility to operate in a fast-paced and highly evolutionary environment

Bonus points:

  • MSc or MBA or equivalent education
  • Experience in gaming companies

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!

A Great Saga needs all sorts of Heroes…

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people that share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. No matter where you’re from, it’s all about what we can achieve together when creating truly magical moments for all our players. That’s why we hire all sorts of talent – because a great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

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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