Design Manager (Games) - iGaming - UK/SPAIN

Location Spain
Job Type Permanent
Salary £50,000 to £65,000
Reference 33140

As Design Manager, you will have a significant and fulfilling role working alongside other DesignOps within the wider Design team. Your primary focus will be design project management and day-to-day operations for the games design stream. You will be collaborating with other peers and interacting with business stakeholders within a dynamic and highly iterative games delivery environment.

We are looking for an experienced individual who is a true team-first player thus demonstrating openness, reception and the mindset to do new things and keep on learning.

  • Design roadmap and backlog management (setting goals, planning iterative deliveries and encouraging commitment);
  • Assist design leads in preparing project plans, scope documents, resource allocation and project milestones;
  • Analyse various metrics and look for ways to improve efficiency;
  • Help facilitate design retrospectives or internal workshops;
  • Update and inform upwards on the projects' progress and issues;
  • Capture key issues, decisions, and mitigate production risks;
  • Represent the Design team and its initiatives - collaborate, communicate, and negotiate with product managers, engineers and stakeholders across the organisation;
  • Partner with product and engineering peers in managing projects and design initiatives with our extensive outsourcing partners;
  • Help in supporting team’s health, initiating activities for team’s general wellbeing.

 What you'll bring

  • Familiarity working with project management tools (Roadmunk, JIRA, or similar);
  • Proven experience managing games/design projects from ad-hocs up to large initiatives;
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies (Scaled Agile or similar) and Design Thinking;
  • Great self-organisational skills and ability to simultaneously work on a multitude of different project streams and initiatives;
  • Experience working with designers, animators, artists and other creatives;
  • Extensive knowledge of working in partnership with product owners, product and engineering managers;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, articulation and presentation skills;
  • Reception to feedback and ability to adapt and iterate upon it;
  • Experience in managing stakeholders’ expectations and articulating decisions;
  • Fluent level of written and spoken English;
  • Experience working within the iGaming industry is advantageous
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