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Product Owner


Job description

🌟 Allow us to introduce ourselves

Ancient Gaming, an innovative software creator for the future of iGaming, bucks the trend that has lacked innovation for two decades. We're not trend followers; we're trendsetters. As iGaming pioneers, we challenge the status quo, crafting not just appealing software but a whole new experience for the newer, high-spending generation seeking to reinvent gaming interactions.

Founded in 2018 in Malta, we've become a global presence with 50+ dedicated team members spanning across 25+ countries. And yes, we're proudly remote-first!

🚀 Your mission as a Product Owner!

As the Product Owner, you will be responsible for the vision, strategy, and roadmap for our products, ensuring they align with business objectives and resonate with market demands. You will act as the linchpin between various stakeholders, fostering clear communication, management of the product backlog, and driving the team toward delivering high-quality, engaging gaming experiences within the iGaming industry.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Defining the vision, strategy, and roadmap for the development of the product, aligning with business objectives and market demands.
  • Acting as the primary liaison between stakeholders, including game designers, developers, analysts, and management, ensuring clear communication and alignment of goals.
  • Collaborating closely with gaming mathematicians, player experience designers, data analysts, and other team members to define product requirements and prioritize feature development based on business value and user needs.
  • Managing and prioritizing the product backlog, ensuring that the team is working on the most impactful features and enhancements.
  • Leading sprint planning, backlog grooming, and daily stand-ups to ensure efficient and timely delivery of game features and improvements.
  • Conducting regular reviews and assessments of product performance metrics, working with the team to identify areas for optimization and enhancement.
  • Taking ownership of the product's success, managing risks, addressing issues, and driving continuous improvement in game quality and player experience.

Job requirements

You will thrive in this role if you have:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of previous experience as a Product Owner or in a similar role within the gaming and/or creative industry.
  • Strong understanding of gaming dynamics, player behavior, and market trends.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills to efficiently manage multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Agile methodologies, with experience in Agile tools like Jira or Trello.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Analytical mindset with the capability to make data-driven decisions and prioritize features based on business value and user impact.

The benefit list — or what’s in it for you:

  • You’ll grow as a business leader - This is a key role for us, providing a unique opportunity for a very broad learning curve and getting to know every aspect of a fast-growing gaming organization — and eventually being able to grow into a wide set of roles. You’ll be able to influence the strategic direction and move the needle in nearly every aspect of the business while using and honing a very wide set of skills. For any additional educational needs, we’ll set you up with a learning and development budget.
  • A focus on flexibility and balance - We are firm believers in focusing on outcomes over controlling the process — and our remote-first, flexible-working-hours approach to work proves it! We want you to be able to do your best work without worrying about things like equipment, so we’ll set you up with a work-from-home budget so you can arrange your space to best serve your needs. This is a role that requires a lot of mental resources and resilience, so we want to mention that our employees have access to Spill, an employee mental health platform.
  • You get to work with a brilliant team in a fast-growing environment - We’re an innovative and fast-growing company building some amazing products in our diverse portfolio, with endless opportunities for wins big and small — and every year we organize a big offsite to celebrate them.

This post not only outlines our ideal candidate but also serves as an inspiration for what this role can evolve into. Even if you consider yourself an 80% fit but have a genuine passion for this position, we encourage you to apply. We're eager to hear from individuals who share our enthusiasm. Ancient Gaming is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.