Product Manager

About the Employer
Founded in early 2019, Sumo Leamington is a member of the award-winning Sumo Digital family. We’re one of Sumo’s nine game development studios located across the UK and India, and our goal is to build and grow an industry-leading team here in Royal Leamington Spa.

Managed by industry veterans with ground-breaking titles under their belts, the studio needs to hire the right colleagues to meet our exciting objectives. Whether you’re an industry veteran or straight out of university, we could have a career-defining role for you. If you want to create great games that people will play for years to come, and be there at the beginning of something we know will be truly special, join our team. We look forward to speaking with you!

It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

What's the role?
In the role as Product Manager, you'll be responsible for the commercial vision of the project from conception through to ensuring live operations are in place and effective where required. Your experience will make you the perfect sounding board for the project teams, offering input, guidance and advice as needed. You'll be interrogating live game data and community feedback to help determine the best direction for ongoing development and content creation.
As part of the Product Team, you'll be the champion for the titles that we are developing, with a strong passion for free to play game mechanics and the behaviours that drive the market. You'll spend a lot of time collaborating with all disciplines across the games team, as well as leadership, and we'll be looking to you to speak up about the things that matter.
What do we want from you?
We're looking for someone who has experience of working on free to play games, from conception all the way through to live operations. A strong passion for games goes without saying, but we're looking for someone who is passionate about free to play mobile and games as a service business models. We're be looking to you to have a deep understanding of the mobile market and be able to give an insight on industry trends. A degree in a STEM or business subject would be advantageous. Most of all, we're looking for someone with a positive, can-do attitude.
Where do we stand on diversity?
At Sumo Digital, we know that diversity and inclusivity will make our teams better and pave the way to greater innovation and creativity in our work. We already have a great mix of diversity with the Leamington team, and we're committed to continuing that trend. We welcome ALL applications.
As part of the Sumo Digital family, we’re able to offer a super benefits package including generous holidays and flexible working hours. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, vouchers on your birthday and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo (this led to the recently released Snake Pass, so it’s a genuine commitment to allowing staff to pitch ideas upwards to the highest levels).

Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We’re in the amazing position of building a brand new team, and creating a studio culture that’s all about passion, respect, diversity, fun and togetherness. We’re looking for people that love what they do and love to share their enthusiasm with each other.