Overview

The Product Owner is the voice of the player and represents the stakeholders during development of the game. They are accountable for the value created by the development team, and make sure that the game exceeds stakeholder and player expectations.

At Paladin, the Product Owner is the champion of the game. They are the person entrusted with the overall direction of the game and are accountable for stakeholder satisfaction and the success of the game in the marketplace.

For live operations, the PO works with the publisher to apply continuous improvements to the game, in order to ensure healthy KPIs and long term player retention.

OUTCOMES

  • Create the shared vision for the game and inspire the team to work towards that vision
  • Realize a positive ROI for the publishing partner
  • Realize a positive profit margin for the project
  • Ensure stakeholder satisfaction with each sprint
  • Ensure a good retention rate for the game
  • Realize the highest value outcome for each sprint and release

ROLE BASED COMPETENCIES

  • Work closely with the team and stakeholders on all aspects of the project
  • Align the disciplines in the Scrum team to work towards a common goal
  • Create and maintain the cards in the Product Backlog
  • Work with stakeholders to create the Roadmap and release plan
  • Update stakeholders on the project progress
  • Gather feedback from players and stakeholders
  • Inspire the team to self-organize to realize the vision (no micromanagement!)
  • Guide the (F2P) game design process
  • Identify priorities in terms of end-user value
  • Review completed items during the sprint
  • Use insights from player data and other feedback to adjust the product vision
  • Assist with Quality Assurance
  • Assist with business development
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the Unity pipeline and other elements of mobile game development
  • Familiar with Scrum and able to work with a Scrum team

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years experience with game development
  • 2+ years experience in a leadership role (producer, creative director, lead designer or product owner)
  • Read, write and speak excellent business English (C2 level)
  • Experience with Mobile F2P development
  • Experience with live operations is a plus
  • Experience with Scrum is a plus
  • Understanding Dutch is a plus
  • Able to work 40 hours per week at the studio in The Hague

CULTURAL COMPETENCIES

Paladin has six core values that we’re looking for in team members:

  • Synergy: We combine our individual strengths to achieve our goals.
  • Kaizen: We make positive changes on a regular basis.
  • Spark: We leave a mark, providing a positive experience for everyone involved.
  • Wholehearted: We love the work we do, and we commit to our work.
  • Adventure: We go off the beaten tracks.
  • Autonomy: We make decisions and take responsibility for our actions.

WE OFFER

  • Diverse and challenging projects
  • A place in a highly motivated and skilled team and an ambitious company
  • Positive, healthy work environment
  • Coaching and plenty of opportunities for personal development
  • A high degree of freedom and responsibility
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • We work in autonomous development teams of 6-12 people. This ensures tight communications, a real sense of ownership and truly agile development.

In our weekly round table meetings, all aspects of the company are discussed. We believe in transparency and autonomy, and this creates a high degree of freedom and responsibility. (Note that this is not for everyone, so please only apply if this concept appeals to your inner pirate!).

For more information, see paladinstudios.com

ABOUT PALADIN STUDIOS

We create games that make people smile – be it a sweet twinkle, loud laugh, or evil grin.

Paladin is a game developer based in The Hague, The Netherlands. We are a team of 50+ knights, and growing fast. Our mission is to create games with a spark for players all over the world. We achieve this goal by being a world-class game studio with soul, that brings out the best in people. That means a studio filled to the brim with creativity, professionalism, and good vibes.

Some of our recent games include:

Stormbound – Tactical CCG combat with beautiful visuals
My Tamagotchi Forever – The 90s reborn on your smartphone!
Amazing Katamari Damacy – Endless roller based on the cult hit
Momonga Pinball Adventures – An epic pinball adventure
Galaga Wars – The classic arcade hit re-imagined

We are working on several new exciting games. Onward to ever more adventures!

HOW TO APPLY

Does this sound good? Awesome! To apply, please fill in the application form here. First come, first serve. Please link to your portfolio and CV, or add them as attachments.

About Paladin Studios

Paladin is a game developer based in The Hague, The Netherlands. We are a team of 50+ knights, and growing fast. Our mission is to create games with a spark for players all over the world. We achieve this goal by being a world-class game studio with soul, that brings out the best in people. That means a studio filled to the brim with creativity, professionalism, and good vibes.

Does this sound good? Awesome! To apply, please fill in the application form here. First come, first serve. Please link to your portfolio and CV, or add them as attachments.