Project Manager / Associate Producer

KANO/APPS

April 02, 2015

Original postings on the Viatec site are removed after the position is closed, but the posting will be archived here. The original posting was at
http://www.viatec.ca/job-board/13645

Job Category: 
Technical
Job Specialization: 
Project Management
Job
Company Overview: 

Established in 2008, KANO/APPS (www.kanoapps.com) is a profitable and growing Canadian company that creates multi-platform social games. KANO/APPS knows how to connect people through play, and have garnered a loyal fan base encompassing millions of players worldwide. Named the VIATEC Employer of the Year in 2014, our team of bright and talented creators work in a beautifully restored heritage building in downtown Victoria, BC with the purpose of building vibrant and thriving communities around fun and engaging social games.

Want to learn more about us? Check out our company blog at www.kanoapps.com/blog!

Job Summary: 

Type: Permanent full-time

Department: Product

Reports To: Chief Product Officer

Start Date: ASAP

Number of Openings: 1

The Job

KANO/APPS is looking for an organized and analytical Project Manager/Associate Producer to join our team in Victoria, BC.

At KANO/APPS, we have several teams working on exciting projects at any given time. Your job will be to help to ensure that these projects run without a hitch. In this role you will be deeply integrated with multiple aspects of production including marketing, analytics, game design, development, content management and community support; and will be the champion for rallying the team to deliver high quality results.

Duties and Challenges

  • Provide hands on project management expertise to ensure that projects are delivered successfully on time and on budget
  • Plan, organize and track work through agile methodologies, from conception to implementation, through daily standups, pm software, and other methods
  • Manage day-to-day project activity and ensure communication lines between teams are open to make sure project deliverables are on schedule and within budget
  • Identify and resolve risks, issues and conflicts within projects
  • Keep stakeholders, team members and management informed through frequent status reports
  • Manage bug fix and maintenance tasks including change requests as required
  • Demonstrate excellent decision-making skills around scope, timelines, and resources
  • Strive to continuously improve systems and procedures and advocate efficiency to the team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, engineering, economics, business, or other quantitative field
  • 2+ years in a production or project management position
  • 2+ years with free-to-play game development a plus
  • Ability to identify and analyze performance data and metrics
  • Experience managing projects using agile methodologies
  • Experience managing complex, cross-team product development
  • Willingness to provide and accept direction and work in a team environment
  • Drive to take ownership of your work and to produce great results
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication and task management skills
  • A strong passion to build great games and products for customers
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
How To Apply: 

If you feel like you are the right candidate to join our team, please apply here:

http://www.kanoapps.com/project-manager-associate-producer/