Product Specialist

Peak Games


3 weeks ago

07/27/2019 10:21:23

Job type: Full-time

Category: Product


Job Description

We are looking for a talented Product Specialist who will be responsible for creating the best experience for our users. 

As a member of our team, you will work collaboratively with software engineers, artists and cross-functional teams to build, launch, and analyze our products.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

  • Understanding user needs and defining product requirements.

  • Testing ongoing tasks and ensuring that everything is on schedule.

  • Analyzing and interpreting data and making meaningful conclusions to provide insights on product features.

  • Helping to set the strategic direction for the products, develop and execute on the product roadmap.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • University Degree

  • There’s no need to have prior experience. If you are eager to engage in the iterative processes of developing a mobile product, we'd like to hear from you.

Areas in which you'll continue to grow

  • Managing the entire production cycle, from creative concepts to publish.

  • Ability to make data-driven decisions from large amounts of information.

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