Technical Product Manager at SciPlay

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SciPlay, is a global leader focused in providing an ever-expanding portfolio of robust iGaming and Social Casino solutions to the global gaming industry. To put it simply - we make Mobile and Facebook games that are fun to play, fun to make, and we're growing like crazy! SciPlay's reach is made possible by the expertise of our rock star teams and game makers. Want to be part of a fast-paced company that lands in the Top 1% of Social Casino games? See more details below!

 

Job Description Summary:

 

SciPlay is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web platforms, providing highly entertaining free-to-play games that millions of people play every day for their authenticity, engagement and fun.

SciPlay currently offers nine core games, including social casino games Jackpot Party Casino, Gold Fish Casino Slots, Hot Shot Casino and Quick Hit Slots, and casual games MONOPOLY Slots, Bingo Showdown, 88 Fortunes Slots, Backgammon Live, Solitaire Pet Adventure with offices all over the world!

 

Technical Product Managers manage the product life cycle of SciPlay’s core game systems and features. Responsible for prioritizing new features and functionality of the product to maximize performance for our players. Other duties include scheduling and leading meetings to identify product requirements, writing user stories and managing the team’s product backlog, and collaborating with various stakeholders to align the development team’s goals with the initiatives of the company.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate with Sr. Director of Operations and VP of Central Technology on new features and technical improvements.
  • Own features and technical improvements from spec/design creation through development.
  • Highly focused on features that improve technical stability, drive game performance, create new configuration tools, or support platform or other feature/system requirements.
  • Estimate the revenue impact of new features, promotions or game optimizations.
  • Work with Executive Producer and Engineering leads to create accurate ROI estimates based on revenue impacts and development cost.
  • Translate product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including features, user stories, and acceptance test criteria.
  • Assist with designing and maintaining a high-quality backlog of “ready to implement” features for Roadmapping and Sprint planning with easily understandable specifications and acceptance criteria.
  • Work with art, engineering, and production to ensure planned feature specs are 100% approved, cost-evaluated, and ready for implementation at the start of each sprint. This includes final UX design flows from Art.
  • Ensure work done during the sprint meets acceptance criteria.
  • Work with Analytics to plan comprehensive testing strategies for features that will be tested in-game.
  • Attend daily stand-ups and weekly meetings with the development team, other Product Managers, and Analysts
  • Act as day-to-day primary point of contact for any product related questions from the game team.
  • Review daily KPIs and proactively identify opportunities, trends, and threats to the product.
  • Evaluate notable competitors and share key insights / learnings to test.
  • Document our processes and best practices.
  • Constantly seek improvement opportunities in our day-to-day workflows
  • Create presentations of notable successful cross-genre mechanics for sharing with broader PM org and executive leadership team.
  • Evaluate test results of implemented features and make recommendations for future iterations.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Must be passionate about the product and have a strong desire to move the genre forward.
  • Motivated to win market share while building a high-quality product.
  • 5+ years relevant experience

 

Preferred Experience:  

  • MBA or equivalent experience is a plus.
  • Experience in gaming, social, online casino, or consumer mobile live service products.
  • PLUS: Previous experience engineering and architecting complex systems

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • SQL and Data-mining experience a plus
  • Excel/Google Sheet Skills and Proficient in PowerPoint/Google Slides
  • Strong understanding of statistical significance in datasets.
  • Understanding of forecasting and statistical modeling
  • Agile/Scrum software development experience is a plus.
  • Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
  • Ability to develop positive relationships and communicate effectively with Developers, QA, Analysts and Producers.
  • Excellent Organizational skills
  • Strong starter who can quickly get up to speed on new markets and products.
  • Strong affinity for understanding target audience needs and spender priorities.

 

We are SciPlay! We make games!

The roots of our company are simple and strong: our founders fell head over heels for casino games and had a vision to create the most entertaining free-to-play casino games for gamers around the world. We’ve grown into a company that makes games we are truly proud of and that are enjoyed by millions of players every day. Our history is extensive, but we’re just getting started. In 1998, we got our start as Phantom EFX and in 2019, we reintroduced ourselves as SciPlay and went public on the Nasdaq.

At SciPlay, we are programmed to think untraditionally. From our yearly development conferences, shindigs, and new game launches, we believe in doing what you love and doing it well. We take great pride in our ability to create authentic experiences for players and we are excited to continue investing in our workforce, technology, and our data-driven approach, all with the mission of delighting our players long into the future. We believe that if we continue to stay passionate, set ambitious goals, live our values and play together, we will become the #1 social casino and casual gaming company in the world.

A few of our highlighted perks and benefits:
 

  • Competitive salaries and annual bonuses alongside matching 401k and other competitive benefits.
  • Strong commitment to work life balance
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Fully stocked gameroom featuring current generation consoles and titles, shuffle board tables, foosball tables, and arcade cabinets (including our prized 5v5 cabinet ultra-rare copy of Killer Queen!)
  • Brand new, shiny, and aesthetically pleasing 10,000 sq ft office located in the Arboretum area in Austin

 

SciPlay Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, SciPlay) are committed to creating a workforce of credibility and dependability.  As a prerequisite to employment with SciPlay (to the extent permitted by law), you shall be asked to consent to SciPlay conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you. This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. SciPlay is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEOC Poster. 

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Location

Our office is in northwest Austin, near the Arboretum and MetroRail’s Lakeline Station. We frequently carpool and enjoy group lunches in the area.

An Insider's view of SciPlay

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our onboarding experience ensures new SciPlayers are engrossed in our culture from day one. We previously relied on in-person visits to give recruits a feel for our studio, but remote onboarding presented a new challenge. We revamped the process, adapted to virtual training and hold frequent check-ins so new hires feel engaged and connected.

Rozlyn

HR Business Partner

How does the company support your career growth?

SciPlay fosters a fun, collaborative working environment where everyone is encouraged to improve the skills they’re passionate about. Since joining SciPlay, I’ve returned to management, changed teams and disciplines from QA Manager to Producer. It’s the first place I’ve felt safe to explore career options, with the mentorship I needed to succeed.

Caryn

Game Producer

What is your vision for the company?

Our primary goal is to become the No. 1 casual mobile gaming company in the world. We've been following a path for growth, development and recent achievements. With the high demand for our games and rising downloads, we are expanding our teams across the company and investing in insource and outsource training to provide the best gaming experience.

Josh

CEO of SciPlay

What's something quirky about your company?

We are a game company with the motto ‘WE MAKE GAMES!’ to simply remind us of the pleasure of bringing joy to our customers. We follow this with a hearty ‘YEEHAW!’ to proclaim our excitement and encourage having some fun. Having fun as a team builds camaraderie and reminds us that enjoying the process is important to our company’s success.

Aaron

Founder and Chief Gamer

What are SciPlay Perks + Benefits

SciPlay Benefits Overview

SciPlay offers competitive salaries and annual bonuses alongside matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plans, and other competitive benefits. At our brand new Austin office, you’ll find a fully stocked kitchen and fully stocked game room featuring current generation consoles and titles, shuffleboard tables, foosball tables and arcade cabinets.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
SciPlay is a diverse group of professionals, from different backgrounds and areas of expertise. We always look for the best fit for each position, and make sure our doors are open to all.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We match employee FSA and HSA.
Disability Insurance
SciPlay offers long-term and short-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Guardian Dental basic and plus plans.
Vision Benefits
VSP basic and plus plans.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer three-tiered insurance plans through Aetna, and our benefits include Teladoc services.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is company-paid and equal to two years of an employee’s annual salary.
Wellness Programs
We offer wellness discounts on insurance premiums.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We offer 401(k) plans with Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
SciPlay offers annual and merit increases.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
SciPlay sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We attend cultural events and host annual studio-wide trips. Social activities include happy hours, sports, group workouts and more.
Game Room
Ping pong, pool table, foosball, shuffleboard, video games, darts and an arcade cabinet including 1 of 27 privately owned Killer Queen cabinets.
Stocked Kitchen
We offer a fully stocked kitchen, healthy snack options, and beer and wine fridges.
Happy Hours
Parking
Free onsite parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
SciPlay has a free gym onsite.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Full-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement after six months of continuous employment, for courses that are part of a job-related degree or certification program.
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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