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Technical Product Owner - Game Engine/Tools

About Prodigy

Prodigy Education is a global leader in game-based learning and is one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in North America. Our mission is to help every student in the world love learning, motivating millions worldwide via fun, secure and accessible curriculum-aligned gameplay experiences. Visit www.prodigygame.com to learn more.

As a Technical Product Owner for the Platform teams, that support our Math and English games, you will play a pivotal role in providing the foundational technology that enables us to serve our vibrant monthly user base of approximately 7 million active students. Leveraging your seasoned product and technical expertise, you’ll drive the roadmap of our Platform and support the team that makes everything possible. You’ll use qualitative and quantitative data to identify opportunities for the Platform to improve.

Your Impact

  • Collaborate in a cross-functional team with developers, designers, and QA, and create a player-centered team culture with a vision that everyone has bought into.
  • Curate the project backlog to ensure your team is always working on the highest priority tasks, balancing the development of new features, iterations, bug fixes, and other internal tasks.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the needs of our internal teams as they work to build meaningful games. You’ll also leverage user interviews and technical data to find high-value improvements.
  • Drive a long-term Platform roadmap that paves the foundations to enable our games to deliver on their own impactful objectives.
  • Effectively scope projects and experiments so that they are lean but also add enough value to validate your hypotheses.
  • Consistently communicate what your team is working on and releasing to partner teams.
  • Champion the accomplishments of your team to the rest of the company, ensuring that proper recognition is given.

About You

  • Over 10+ years of experience in the game development field with a focus and passion for engines, game tooling, and pipelines.
  • A deep understanding of what distinguishes excellent engines and tooling, recognizing the nuances between various engines and their impact on productivity.
  • A clear passion for building a great product, and the ability to create a vision that inspires your team.
  • You have the ability to break down large projects into manageable tasks and use metrics to add significant value to a product.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for product decisions.
  • The ability to scope projects so that every part of them plays a key role in your overall objective.
  • Previous experience collaborating closely with engineers, developers, UX designers, and other team members.
  • Passionate about gaming, with a keen understanding of current trends and market dynamics.

Bonus Points

  • While you’ve worked with common engines (Unity, Unreal, Godot, etc.), you’ve also had the opportunity to work on proprietary engines
  • WEB BROWSER PERFORMANCE
  • Experience with Live Service Games

Core Technologies

  • Our game is built using a bespoke HTML5 game engine and editor built on top of PixiJS and written in TypeScript.
  • Our Game Editor is an Electron App written using React/Typescript.

Working At Prodigy

  • Be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping every student in the world love learning! At Prodigy Education, your work positively impacts the lives of millions of students and teachers worldwide.
  • Join a company which empowers a Growth Mindset among its team members, so you grow as we do. You’ll also work on award-winning products which harness the magic of math and power of language for students in grades 1st-8th.
  • We understand that a thriving team is at the core of our success. So, on top of an inspirational mission and rewarding work, our Total Rewards Program reflects our commitment to your financial, physical, and mental well-being.
  • It’s not just about the work though; it's about the culture. As the Toronto Star reports in a recent feature on Prodigy: "Prodigy’s secret sauce is that it sees its corporate culture as something that is built slowly from the ground up and is always evolving.” Check it out here.
  • #LI-SM1, #LI-Hybrid
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Team: Product Management (Game)

Location: Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

Location Type: Hybrid

Work Type: Full Time Employee (FTE)

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Prodigy Math is used by almost one million teachers a year, and was named the most popular supplemental education platform in classrooms in the United States! Our products have also won numerous consumer awards, including the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent and Teacher Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Award.

Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us at jobs@prodigygame.com, and we will work with you to meet your needs.