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Head of Mobile Publishing

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game publishers, with well over 600 million downloads worldwide for mobile hits such as Draw It, Teacher Simulator, Let’s Be Cops 3D and Makeover Studio 3D. Alongside this, we also have a growing PC and console team of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join TENS! and Eternal Hope.

With a team of talented people collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, the Philippines and many more, we have a truly global team making games for a global audience. And it’s paying off: Kwalee games have been downloaded in every country on earth! If you think you’re a good fit for one of our remote vacancies, we want to hear from you wherever you are based.

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle. Could your idea be the next global hit?

As Head of Publishing you have significant experience in a management/production position in the games industry and are able to think strategically. You have a good understanding of game design and are familiar with hypercasual trends.

What you tell your friends you do

“I make sure we have what we need to find the best mobile games to publish”

What you will really be doing

  • Work with the COO and CEO to define and implement our publishing strategy

  • Lead and manage the 3rd party mobile publishing team to ensure that high levels of productivity, performance and staff morale are achieved

  • Oversee and ensure timely third party game development releases and updates

  • Find high quality mobile games which the company can publish and work with internal and external dev teams to improve game KPIs

  • Establish and maintain an excellent and trusted relationship with the game developers/studios

  • Negotiate the best terms with the game developers/studios

  • Work closely with our marketing and analytics teams to analyse and improve the KPIs

  • Analyse the market and implement best practice publishing strategies 

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to ensure the best results.

  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.

  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it. We even have a robot!

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with more than 150 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced, passionate and diverse team, including David Darling and the creator of the original Micro Machines video game.

 Skills and requirements

  • Wide experience in design and/or production within the mobile games industry, ideally in the hypercasual market. 

  • Experience/good understanding of hypercasual games and the trends in the market.

  • Experience managing diverse teams.

  • Strong communication skills, with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong sales and negotiation skills

  • Process driven, analytical and able to think strategically

  • Passion for games and knowledge of the mobile games industry

  • Highly organised, with strong attention to detail

  • A Business degree or similar could be a plus

 We offer

  • You can either work remotely or in our Leamington Spa office surrounded by an amazing team!

  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)

  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays 

  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

  • Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!

  • Monthly employee awards

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

Our philosophy

 We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.

Head of Mobile Publishing

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 06/15/2021

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