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Kano/Apps

Product Manager (Live Games)

Live Ops – Victoria, British Columbia
Department Live Ops
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOE

Product Manager (Live Games)

Kano is looking for an analytically minded Product Manager to join our live games team to help us increase player engagement, retention and monetization for our F2P social and mobile games including Mob Wars LCN, Viking Clan, Pirate Clan and Zombie Slayer. Your contributions will be played by millions of players worldwide and using player feedback and data, you will be charged with improving our products iteratively. 

 You will be working with a multifunctional team (product, player success, development, and marketing) to come up with ideas around:

  • Optimizing features, events, and sales to increase retention and monetization
  • Balancing virtual goods, in game currencies and game assets
  • Systematizing processes within our content management pipelines
  • Analyzing player data and feedback to design new content and game mechanics

 We’re a fast-growing company and your role will be constantly changing and evolving. We’re looking for team players eager to roll up their sleeves and try on a few hats without losing sight of our primary objective: growing our base of loyal customers. We will empower you with as much responsibility as you can handle and expect you to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

While we do offer flexible hours and scheduling, this is primarily an in-office position - remote applicants must be willing to relocate to beautiful Victoria, BC

Experience that would help you succeed:

  • 1 - 2 years of experience working in games or a similar product based role
  • Success working under your own initiative in demanding, fast-paced, changing environments
  • Running experiments that you have never tried before with the ability to use data gathered from your experiments to draw conclusions
  • A good understanding of the mobile gaming market
  • Strong communication skills and ability to drive your thoughts forward in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong understanding of F2P game mechanics and game content pipelines
  • Experience with mobile product development in an agile workflow
  • Experience with game economy, player progression and level design
  • Experience designing and balancing different leveling curves
  • Experience working with spreadsheets and comfort in a math based role

Values we look for in candidates:

  • You seek to understand what drives customers to become and stay loyal fans, and are obsessed with simplifying that journey
  • You are persistent with a bias towards action and strive to produce desired outcomes as quickly as possible
  • You are curious and experimental, but systematic in your approach and seek to understand causation and correlation
  • You are not afraid to seek help and ask great questions
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity, are hopeful but impatient, and set and achieve ambitious goals
  • You are extremely resourceful. 2/3 of tests fail, but you view failure as a learning opportunity and find ways to get the job done

Tell us if you:

  • Have experience marketing live free-to-play games 
  • Have hands on graphic design experience
  • Have a data science background 
  • Have experience with UX design or market research
  • Have customer feedback and/or community experience
  • Have a financial, psychology, or economics background
  • Have shipped or worked on a hit mobile game

About Kano

Bootstrapped in 2008, Kano is a profitable and growing independent social/mobile games company. We are a team of 30, headquartered in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC and are locally owned and operated. 

Our success comes down to empowering small teams of extremely talented people to solve challenging problems, and together, we connect people through play and have fostered gaming communities encompassing tens of millions of players worldwide.

We have all the perks of an open, inclusive startup culture like regular team events, lunch and learns, hack days, foosball, book clubs and BEvERage Fridays, and we keep people informed through monthly all hands meetings, quarterly performance / coaching sessions and regular one-on-ones with team leads.

More importantly however, we provide an opportunity to make a difference and contribute to delivering amazing content to our millions of players worldwide.

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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
    Live Ops
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    DOE
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