Management & Leadership
15.01.2024 Management & Leadership Permanent Open position Apply here
At Rovio you will get to work with multiple groundbreaking IP's including one
of the most famous game IP's in the world: Angry Birds! We craft joy with
player-focused gaming experiences that last for decades. In order to do that,
we know that people need to bring their own joy to what we do. That's why we
value work-life balance, say no to crunch culture, and welcome people from all
walks of life to join the flock. Today, we are a proud team of 500+ caring and
talented professionals representing over 50 different nations.
We trust our teams to work autonomously by providing them the right tools and
level of responsibility. We believe in our teams to remain creative and to
keep learning – as well as ensuring everyone has opportunities for personal
Rovio's Puzzle Studio has their sights set on becoming the most successful
casual puzzle game studio in the world. Exploring new and emerging trends in
puzzle games, the studio has built a deep understanding of the puzzle genre
and its players since its founding in 2014. The studio has introduced
innovations in puzzle game core with the free-flowing Angry Birds Dream Blast,
several match 3 games as well as slingshot games. With their games, Puzzle
Studio aims to create a true emotional connection that stays with players even
when they're not playing.
We are looking for a Game Lead to lead one of Rovio's most successful
games, Angry Birds Dream Blast. As a Game Lead you will be leading the
vision and strategy of the game while ensuring the game has a high performance
team. You are a business savvy leader obsessed with building products that
scale and last for decades with a track record of growing and maintaining
successful mobile live titles for years.
You will have impact and fun at work by doing:
Define, set and drive the product vision and strategy for both short term
and long term
Own the roadmap based on the strategy by defining and agreeing on it with
the key leads of the game
Help to maintain a high performance game team
Work with leadership to set project targets and long-term goals
Be responsible for the product's P&L.
Experience and skills we are looking for:
Track record in leading and growing live mobile F2P games, puzzle games
experience is a plus
Experience lead a sizeable game team (50+)
Solid knowledge of the live mobile F2P market and current trends
Experience in people leadership: building, managing, and developing large
Experience designing and leading mid- and long-term team vision
Clear understanding of UA and its impact
Strong spoken and written communication skills
Strong critical thinking and analytical mindset
Strong understanding of the industry and where the puzzle genre is heading
Initial Screening call: you will have a short introductory call with our
Talent Acquisition partner. During this call we aim to understand your
motivations, expectations and suitability for the role.
First meeting: you'll meet with the Senior Director of LiveOps and Hiring
Manager for the role. We want to know who you are and what motivates you.
This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about Rovio and the
specifics of the role.
Second meeting: you will meet with other Game Leads to have a detailed
discussion about your experience, challenges you'll face in your day to
Third meeting: you'll meet with the Production Director and a Product
Craft Lead. This discussion will be more Product oriented. We would like
to explore further your knowledge around the Product and it will be a good
opportunity for you to ask questions about the game you'll be working
Fourth meeting: you'll meet with the Head of Puzzle and the VP at Puzzle.
Here we would like to discuss further about the challenges you'll face in
your day to day but also the long term vision of the game you'll be
Fifth meeting: you'll meet with the Head of Business HR. In this meeting
you will meet the HR person you'll be working with and discuss how you can
support each other.