Senior Product Manager, Web Platform

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Senior Product Manager, Web Platform

FULL-TIME · AMSTERDAM

Do you want to help us create the ultimate online playground?

Hey - we're Poki. We're on a mission to build the ultimate online playground for kids of all ages. Every month, 30 million users come to us for easy access to fun, free games. We're growing, and we're now looking for a Senior Product Manager to take our platform to the next level. Do you have experience building a web platform at scale? And do you want to personally shape an exciting new product for a global multi-million audience? Then read on!

Do you recognize yourself in the following?

  • I’m self-motivated and highly responsible – I thrive on freedom
  • I enjoy working in a dynamic and agile environment
  • I'm always open to new ideas, perspectives and solutions
  • I’m eager to learn, and love to share
  • I'd love to work with a fun, informal and diverse bunch of people

    Then we are looking for you!

TL;DR:

As the Product Manager in our Web Platform team, you'll work with our talented engineers, data scientists and designers on evolving our playground, growing it from 30 million users to  100 million and beyond.  You'll do this by building a platform that delivers value for end-users, game developers and advertisers alike. You're an empathetic product leader with a desire to build a product culture and have a big impact in a talented interdisciplinary team. You're interested in games, and you love to play.  But what you really enjoy is working with great people. Join us in our quest to build the ultimate online playground.

Your challenge:

  • Work with our founders and product team on setting, executing, and evaluating our product vision as we grow to become the ultimate online playground: a platform for play where end-users and game developers come together to play and create.
  • Manage an interdisciplinary product team of engineers, designers, engineers, and UX researchers as we build a platform that impacts the lives of millions of users.
  • Take the lead in building and growing a product culture within our team. 
  • Build and unify our set of game developer tools and SDKs that helps developers succeed with their games.
  • Collaborate with our data science team to design and implement smart content ranking and personalization algorithms.
  • Bring together these pieces as you lead the rebuild of Poki.com as we grow its user base to 100 million users and beyond.

About our new platform:

The foundation for the current version of Poki.com was created in 2006 and is approaching EOL. Here's what we're working on next:

  • Unparalleled UX: we believe that the web deserves a platform for play that is there to stay.

  • Great content: our platform is being fueled by the collective creative power of hundreds of independent game developers. Our technology helps them succeed with their games.

  • A lot of data30 million users generate a lot of data. We're using this data to shape our product by powering algorithms for smart, relevant and personal game recommendations.

  • Sustainable advertising: we see it as a product challenge to make our ads more fun, more relevant, and less obtrusive for users.

  • Conversational UI: our users love to talk. Our platform lives on the web, but also as a bot on messenger apps.

You:

  • Have 8+ years of professional experience, of which 4+ years in product management.
  • Have experience building a web platform.
  • Are highly analytical. You're able to synthesize large amounts of disparate information and data. You’re a town planner.
  • You have an engineering background — or at the very least a strong understanding of engineering problems. You can talk code.

  • Are an experienced leader and an excellent manager and communicator. You share credits and love to co-create.

  • Are critical and autonomous. You know what you’re talking about. And you're not afraid to ask the right questions when you don’t.
  • Have solid experience implementing agile work flows. You haven’t just used Scrum: you know how processes work, yet you’re also pragmatic and aware of their flaws.

Bonus experience:

  • Entrepreneurial experience
  • Familiarity with game development technology


We offer:

  • The opportunity to have a strategic impact on a product that is loved by millions of users
  • A diverse, talented and self-motivated team

  • Work in a fun, friendly and informal environment
  • A chance to build your career with our fast-growing company
  • A competitive salary

  • State of the art equipment

  • No formal hierarchy and a lot of personal responsibility and freedom

Sounds good? Then press below to start! 🎮

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About Poki

Poki is an online playground with millions of users around the world. With our game platform, we bring fun to our users, while we help our partners to improve, market and monetize their content. As a young and fast-growing company, we strongly believe in smart and creative people who do consistently great work. We’ve made it our quest to become the ultimate online playground for kids of all ages – hence we’re looking for skilled and passionate talents… like you.

So what’s in it for you? Challenging work, a great team, and the opportunity to impact tens of millions of users with your work. And aside from that: gaming during office hours, truly flexible working hours, free healthy lunch at our central Amsterdam office and a yearly paid tropical work retreats are just a couple of the additional perks here. Come play!