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Technical Project Manager

Product Madness burst into life in 2007 as the brainchild of two Stanford Business MBA graduates who possessed an innate love of gaming. Initially, the entrepreneurs developed casual games for Facebook and mobile, before having a ‘light-bulb moment’ in 2009 and refocusing their efforts with laser-guided precision on the exploding social casino genre. They have been bringing world-class social slots to real slots fans ever since! Now part of Aristocrat Leisure, Product Madness have published hit titles Heart of Vegas, Cashman Casino, Lightning Link and FaFaFa on Facebook, iOS and Android platforms and have grown considerably in size over the past year with offices in London, Austin, Las Vegas and San Francisco.

The Role:

We are looking for a talented and energetic Technical Project Manager with a strong knowledge of agile methodologies who is looking to develop their skills within the social gaming industry. Joining a group of vibrant and fast paced teams, you will be responsible for delivering core technology systems that underpin and enable our game teams to thrive.

What Your Day Looks Like:

  • You’ll be operating within the Technology group, managing projects across our seven different technical teams that each play an important role in supporting the wider business.
    • That means getting involved in projects across server-side / back-end development, shared game features and tools, DevOps and our Core Technology platform.
  • Each team has its own intricacies, so you’ll become an expert in managing subtly different agile processes and enabling those teams to deliver to their maximum potential.
  • We are a JIRA house, so you’ll be an SME and contribute to maintaining well-defined process.
  • You won’t be expected to deep dive into technical code, we give our teams the autonomy they need to succeed, but you will be able to understand technical intricacies and excel within a technology environment.
  • Delivering current projects is key to our success, but looking forward to what comes next is just as critical. Road-mapping is important, and you’ll be actively encouraged to spot gaps or suggest ideas on projects that will help us to continue to deliver excellence.
  • There is no I in team, getting the best out of our collective is crucial. You will assist in everyone’s development, removing roadblocks and holding teams accountable for their commitments.
  • Work should be fun, not a chore, being part of an open and light-hearted environment helps us all deliver together!

Now About You:

  • Demonstrable experience of managing software development projects, you will be comfortable working with teams consisting of developers, testers and architects.
    • Bonus points if you have experience of working within a technical discipline/environment, the happier you feel liaising with tech the better!
  • You’ll have worked on multiple types of software projects, such as technology platforms, server-side development, DevOps and CICD systems.
  • You should be passionate about and have a strong understanding of agile methodologies, as you’ll be getting involved in running ceremonies and evolving what agile means to us.
  • You will be able to differentiate between a tech and non-tech audience, tailoring your approach to each and ensuring everyone is on the same page.
  • Naturally analytical, you’ll have great planning and organisational skills and an ability to manage competing demands with attention to detail.
  • Industry isn’t important to us, your skills are transferable and you will be able to teach us a thing or two wherever you have come from.

What is great about working at Product Madness?

A spacious kitchen in our state of the art office in swanky Farringdon which includes free cereal, fruit and onsite Barista, weekly breakfast and bi-weekly lunches plus an awesome games room that includes table tennis, PlayStation, Foosball table and Yoga studio. On top of this we have a top 25 grossing app!!!

Benefits:

  • Up to 5% employer pension contribution with Aviva
  • Private Health insurance with Vitality
  • Full dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long term disability insurance
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Events throughout the year
  • Free coffee shop/free food throughout the week
  • Subsidised Gym

Product Madness’ dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion is clearly reflected in all our content and across all our platforms. Diversity is more than a commitment at Product Madness—it is in the core values of what we do.  We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, maternity, marriage or civil partnership, religion, race and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

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