Sr Product Manager (Game Team)

Fortis Games
Game Design. Full Time

Mon Dec 25 2023

Remote - Canada

Fortis Games

Fortis Games

Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that matter — that challenge minds, build connections, and inspire communities.

Who we are

At Fortis Games we aspire to make great games that bring people together while redefining how game companies work. We believe in building a sense of belonging through our games, their communities, and how we operate and treat each other. Through our game communities, we will create powerful connections and lasting memories. We will foster a culture of diversity, equity and belonging where together our diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds impact the games we make.

We are an early but mighty organization with a leadership team of game industry veterans. There are many opportunities for you to have a big impact on the products we'll be making as well as the overall direction of the company. If you're passionate about tackling difficult problems with direct and thoughtful communication and team first mentality, we may be the right place for you.

About the team

A team of passionate game developers that have come together from around the globe to make the next generation of Free-to-Play strategy games. With veterans from studios like Respawn, Zynga, Warner Brothers, Scopely, and Kabam, we’re dedicated to design-driven innovation and delivering a great experience for our players

About the role 

This pivotal role will work across our entire game studio to drive strategic and game design initiatives. You will report to the Director of Product and collaborate closely with design to ensure the commercial success of a new game in the strategy and RPG space. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of product management and game design skills, with the ability to reconcile business and design considerations to achieve game objectives.

What you’ll achieve 

  • Identify and answer pivotal questions such as "Why should we do this" using in-depth analysis. 
  • Highlight risks and devise mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure the game's strategy is aligned with the current industry and market context.
  • Employ player-centric design methods, emulating player psychology, emotions, and behaviors.
  • Systematize design goals and predict implications of design choices on player behavior and game systems.
  • Set clear priorities to maximize the impact on LTV or targeted metrics.
Analysis & Insight
  • Define analytical scopes to address strategic and design queries, presenting actionable insights from data.
  • Mobilize the team through data stories and hypothesis-driven thinking during feature development.
  • Independently generate analyses and guide analysts toward optimal outputs.
  • Empower team members, foster a supportive environment, and facilitate efficient decision-making.

What you’ll need to be successful

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Game Design, Business, or a related field.
  • Experience: Proven experience in product management, design, or a similar role within the gaming industry.
  • Analysis: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership: Demonstrated leadership ability or potential.
  • Game Design Acumen: Deep-seated understanding and insights into the nuances of game design and development.
  • Communication: Exceptional verbal and written communication aptitudes.
  • Industry Insight: A pulse on the current industry trends and market.
  • Game-Affinity: Passion for games and ability to evaluate and break down the components of what makes a successful live game
  • Experience from conception to live operations on free-to-play mobile strategy or RPG games.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience from conception to live operations on free-to-play mobile strategy or RPG games.

Why join us

There are many reasons to join us, but here are a few:

  • We strongly believe we are changing how games studios operate and at the core of what we do is making great games that create a connected community
  • We're not just about making Games Where You Belong. We're also about building communities where our people belong. That's why Fortis is a thriving environment that celebrates diversity, embraces inclusivity, and fosters growth.
  • Build and grow with a seasoned team of accomplished talent who have left an impactful mark in their disciplines, both in and out of gaming

Fortis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.