VP of Casual Mobile Games

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A Little Bit about Kwalee….

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game developers and publishers, with well over 1 billion downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Airport Security and Makeover Studio 3D. We also have a growing PC and Console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join Scathe, Die by the Blade, Robobeat, Space Chef and Wildmender.

What’s In It For You?

  • Hybrid working – 3 days in the office, 2 days remote/ WFH is the norm
  • Flexible working hours – we trust you to choose how and when you work best
  • A dog friendly office (There’s dog-free areas too, if pooches aren’t your thing)
  • Profit sharing scheme – we win, you win
  • Private medical cover – delivered through BUPA
  • Life Assurance – for long term peace of mind
  • On site gym – take care of yourself
  • Relocation support – available
  • VISA Sponsorship – available
  • Quarterly Team Building days – we’ve done Paintballing, Go Karting & even Ninja Warrior
  • Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays!
  • Kwalee Artificial Intelligence (K.A.I) – win prizes for proposing useful AI initiatives

Are You Up To The Challenge?

As our VP of Casual Mobile Games, you’ll have executive accountability for free to play game design and publication, from game inception through testing and launch, to live operations. You’ll build and manage a brilliant team of free to play casual mobile gaming experts, working closely with other departments to maximise the commercial success of our games and company. You’ll maintain Kwalee’s position as a leading mobile game publisher and build capability such that Kwalee develops its position as a leading producer of F2P casual mobiles games.

Your Team Mates

The Casual Games team is a global crew whose passion for our products drive us to craft first-class gaming experiences the best we can. This goes double for gameplay, aesthetics, and marketing. We’re entrepreneurial in spirit and have a collaborative mindset, so your voice is always heard.

What Does The Job Actually Involve?

  • Be an advocate of our games by playing them and promoting them. Research competitor products to further our understanding of what success looks like across the gaming industry.
  • Directly build and manage an expert, multidisciplinary, high-quality team in the fields of design, production, and analysis.
  • Proactively seek out new ideas and concepts for games. Devise and oversee initiatives to promote creativity, innovation, and inventiveness that will keep our catalogue fresh and profitable.
  • Define and manage the processes of building, testing and launching mobile F2P / casual games for both internal and third party games.
  • Define and manage the processes to support games post launch and in live operations.
  • Maintain high standards of quality control to ensure games meet the highest standard of quality, playability and commercial viability.
  • Create game launch strategies that maximise impact and longevity across a variety of platforms and devices.
  • Establish, build and maintain positive and productive working relationships with all internal teams and departments, as well as external developers, partners and other stakeholders. Work closely with department heads to ensure team members are performing optimally and provide coaching and mentoring when needed.
  • Ensure the operational efficiency of the team is maintained through the use of best practice management processes, tools, and organisational design.
  • Adopt a data driven approach, closely monitoring the collation and analysis of game related data to support decision making in the game selection, development, launch and marketing processes.
  • Adopt an experimental approach to seek out new methods and channels to help keep our team one step ahead of the competition. Keep abreast of the latest techniques in use across the industry.
  • Define and manage robust revenue forecast processes linked to game launch windows, ultimately smoothing revenue peaks and troughs through best practice work stack management.
  • Champion a commercially focused work methodology aimed at the driving the best value for the business, maintaining excellent cost control, driving increasing revenues, and maximising profit.
  • Report to the COO all relevant matters that affect your job and work.
  • Fully comply with the company’s procedures, processes, strategies and tactics as may be issued from time to time.
  • Ad-hoc other tasks which may arise from time to time and be assigned to you by either the COO or the CEO.

Your Hard Skills

  • Deep casual gaming experience. Experience of building and running successful free-to-play casual games. In-depth understanding of standard mobile game full product cycle including standard KPIs, product management, live operations, marketing, etc.
  • Entrepreneurial approach, hand-on, results driven, and commercial. Ideally will have run own business or been a significant contributor in a start-up or similar. Comfortable working as part of a matrix-management team.
  • Production driven approach, with experience of task and work stack management to achieve deadlines and launch dates.
  • A wide range of experience across the mobile game development process
  • Experience of successfully launching games to market
  • A track record of managing games from creation through to launch and beyond.
  • Experience of running live ops on free to play games
  • Analytical mindset with experience of using data analysis to inform decisions
  • Experience working with diverse internal and external teams

Your Soft Skills

Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues.

We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.

A Little More About Kwalee

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.

Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.

We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France.

We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: – Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth – including Antarctica!

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Leamington Spa

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