1/ST Technology

Game Producer (Product Manager)

Job Locations US | US-MD-Hunt Valley
ID
2022-1158
# of Openings
1
Category
Product
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Ready to take a different path? Passionate about Technology? Love horse racing? Eager to work in a rapidly growing industry? Fascinated by the world of gambling and casinos? If you answered YES to any of these questions, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY could be the right fit for you!

 

1/ST TECHNOLOGY is a global group of Technology, service, and wagering companies that provides B2B and B2C wagering and betting infrastructure for the horse racing and casino industries.  Our companies and products include AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, and PariMAX, and we are always eager to add enthusiastic and knowledgeable members to our growing team.  Whether you’re a railbird, gamer, or you’re just passionate about Technology, and we’d love to find out if there’s a spot where you can thrive with 1/ST Technology.  

 

At 1/ST Technology, innovation drives us to create dynamic digital experiences in the horse racing and gaming industry.

 

The Game Producer position assumes the Product Manager role for the team. This role pushes the limits of real-money wagering games on proprietary cabinets. The Game Producer role consistently demonstrates enthusiasm about working as part of a team dedicated to creating the highest quality gaming experiences. The Game Producer position is a visionary in the development of casino style games from initial concept to final product, directing the look and feel of game play.

 

The position’s competencies include but are not limited to the following: Business Acumen; Continuous Improvement; Creativity; Communication Proficiency; Customer Focus; Decision Making; Flexibility; Organizational Skills; Personal Effectiveness & Credibility; Planning & Execution; Problem Solving & Analysis; Project Management; Results Driven; Technology Skills; Time Management and Teamwork Orientation.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

  • Designs and prioritizes game themes and features based on business needs 
  • Creates feature specifications, generates user stories and collaborates with team leads for implementation 
  • Prioritizes and triages a backlog of work items and issues representing the development status of ongoing products 
  • Collaborates with Hardware and Product Managers (Backend) to ensure compatibility and performance of games 
  • Communicates directly with floor operators to manage product requests and feedback 
  • Determines operational performance goals based on needs and historical data 
  • Evaluates Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and game performance through analysis and retrospectives 
  • Performs market research, deconstructs competitive products and presents learnings to inform decision making at all levels of development 
  • Develops an understanding of the jurisdictional requirements for land-based real money games

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Analytics
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in digital games product management/ownership
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in gaming (real money gambling) industry
  • Possesses knowledge and skill sets related to Class II, Class III and/or HHR (Historical Horse Racing) gaming slot machine market (top performers, best practices, design conventions)
  • Applies best practices and design conventions when determining new game features
  • Possesses business intelligence and analytical skills to model and evaluate products
  • Demonstrated experience in shipping multiple high quality interactive games
  • Ability to work with highly talented and motivated Agile teams of Artists and Engineers
  • Possesses an overall general business and management skill set
  • Possesses structured problem solving and expert prioritization skills
  • Demonstrates ability to motivate individuals and teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious (takes initiative and personal ownership/accountability) and strong ‘integrator’ (innately knows when to share information and/or to bring parties/business units together)
  • Effective, consistent and impeccable communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, leadership, negotiation, organizational, people management, presentation, project management, public-speaking, teamwork, time management and training skills
  • Self-starter, self-motivator, detail-oriented, highly organized. Motivated to excel, competitive in nature and does not confuse “efforts” with “results”
  • Must be personable and approachable; Demonstrates professionalism and active listening skills at all times
  • Works effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment including stressful situations
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Must be open to learn about and understand ‘niche’ industry
  • Demonstrates and maintains flexibility and adapts to changes within industry and company
  • Knowledgeable in technology
  • Preferred Experience and/or Education: Experience working in fixed odds and Pari-Mutuel Wagering industry

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This position does have supervisory responsibilities/duties of approximately two-three team members.
  • Requires travel up to 25% if necessary.
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive base salary and benefits
  • Position can be based at the Hunt Valley, MD office location. Position classification as “Hybrid” or “Remote Work” available.

 

We are 1/ST Technology - A fully integrated racing and gaming technology company providing solutions that drive pari-mutuel and fixed-odds wagering world-wide. A leading technology and services provider to the North American pari-mutuel wagering market, with services that include the horse racing industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering website/platform allowing customers to wager from a computer, phone, or mobile device.  Ongoing commitment to the growth and success of the global racing industry through B2C and B2B product innovation, extensive professional services offerings, the broadest integration of hosts for commingled pari-mutuel, and fixed odds and the continued evolution of the preeminent totalizator systems in the world.

 

1/ST Technology is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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