Vacancy Type:
25 Mar 2022
23 (Entain)
About The Role

We’re Entain. Our vision is to be the world leader in sports betting and gaming entertainment by creating the most exciting and trusted experience for our customers, revolutionising the gambling space as we go. We're home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands, and with a focus on sustainability and growth, we will transform our sector for our players, for ourselves and for the good of entertainment.

This is a brand-new role primarily focused on game mathematics, game design, game development and game data analysis.  As the Head of Game Design & Mathematics - operating in the world of creating outstanding game content exclusively for our global portfolio of brands and partners - you will be responsible for supporting the Director of Games Studios in producing new digital gaming games and features for our global portfolio of brands, for all markets and all brands.  You will strongly influence product vision, strategy, roadmap and requirements, and execute a product strategy that will ensure our games are the best in the industry and driving sustainable revenue growth for the business.

Your core focus will be to develop our capabilities and support our aim to grow the wallet share from our In-house produced games, in parallel with driving overall revenue growth.  You'll bring an entrepreneurial outlook with deep experience and a proven track record of engaging across multiple game studios to produce strong content tailored for particular customer types and markets. 

A subject matter expert, you will have a strong understanding of the industry landscape and the various product offerings of all key competitors. You will help to bring awareness and knowledge of new product features and areas as well as other innovations from within and external to the betting and gaming industry to the business.

You will be collaborating with the wider product teams, marketing, BI, customer services and commercial to drive innovation and take action on data-based insights and recommendations.  With a talent for multi-tasking, you will work with our partners and internal teams to take new ideas and put them in front of customers and ultimately managing products through the development cycle, collaborating with both our in-house multi-variant testing platform developers and our developers.

As a leader within the Gaming Product team, you will be an inspiring head who can influence the wider business and provide leadership and direction to the team, creating and embedding a culture where continuous improvement is embraced. You will tirelessly encourage communication and collaboration in order to build strong relationships and develop cross functional working.

You must be passionate about games, both from a designer and player perspective, the creative process and live and breathe casino games.

Key Responsibilities

  • Play a leading role in deciding what games are designed for our respective brands and key markets.
  • Develop business cases to present to senior stakeholders, and then deliver on the agreed actions to support growing our exclusive content capability - expected to range from recommendations for organically expanding Entain in-house capabilities, through to external capital expenditure and M&A level activity
  • Conception and creation of new casino game products that are designed, created and developed exclusively for Entain brands.
  • Help build engaging and entertaining titles that will appeal and showcase original experiences to a wide player audience, by blending industry expertise with innovative mathematical knowhow
  • Be actively involved in all game math and game design discussions across all new games [from concept to delivery plus post go live] providing clear direction in the design and development of all new gaming products.
  • Be part of the creative management team who design and establish the product roadmap.
  • Help create a clear gaming strategy and work with the team to put a plan in place to execute upon it.
  • Work with the respective teams, departments and game studios to establish industry leading standards and innovation processes.
  • Develop and grow key internal relationships, including team-working across other teams in the organisation to ensure successful delivery of product or group initiatives, including but not limited to Marketing, Commercial, Technical Delivery, PMO, Analytics, Customer Experience and Customer Service
  • Strategic analysis of the end-to-end development & delivery of In-house and exclusive games to identify, generate and implement potential cost and time efficiencies to deliver commercial value during each stage of game development & delivery in all channels
  • Adeptly research and monitor competitive products
  • Ensure all content is produced to satisfy and comply with local regulations across the relevant target markets
  • Manage the various suppliers and steer product development goals and objectives to maximize the return on investment
  • Work across the organisation to deliver a world class product offering, ensure quality, effective and timely product delivery, understand and leverage technology to deliver outstanding products
  • Encourage communication and collaboration across the business, teams and stakeholders, build strong relationships and develop cross functional cooperation
  • Seek input from external and internal stakeholders and keeping abreast of industry and sector best practice
  • Ensure product enhancements are accurately defined and meet the requirements of our development partners, both internally and externally
 Specialist Skills and Experience Required
  • We are seeking a highly experienced individual, the perfect candidate will have held a similar role previously and must be able to showcase a proven track record of successful games designed and delivered to market in the last 5 years, with 10+ years of experience in game mathematics and game design, primarily focused on slot games
  •  Led and executed the design of previous successful games in the market, both online and land based.
  • Able to produce high quality, stable and modifiable math models, and able to assess game design, math materials and additional information to provide clear and concise direction, feedback and proposed solutions
  • Strong understanding of gambling games and player psychology concepts and theory
  • Experience working with casino gaming regulators and regulations
  • Intimate knowledge of product roadmaps & new games studio strategy
  • A team player who constantly strives to nurture ideas to develop a culture of innovation
  • Solid analytical and logical cognitive skills, strong technical and non-technical communication skills, as well as excellent problem resolution and technical decision-making abilities.
  • Holds an enthusiasm for, and an in-depth working knowledge of, slots games and what factors are critical to success across a range of markets and customer types
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Excellent storyteller and communicator with an organised mind, an eye for detail and strong relationship building capabilities
  • Ability to work on several different activity streams concurrently
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Previous experience in AGILE teams and associated project management techniques
  • Have a demonstrated track record in mentoring other mathematicians, game designers and development staff to share innovative solutions and help shape other project features
About The Company

We’re Entain. Powered by our very own technology and building products that push boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands and over 24,000 people, but we all play for the same team. When we win, we win together. Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment by bringing moments of excitement into people’s lives. We will achieve this through our focus on sustainability and growth, driving change in the fast-paced world of entertainment.

Diversity and inclusion at Entain

As a global employer, Entain is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive culture where our people feel like they truly belong. We are a multicultural business that values, celebrates and respects individual differences, so whatever your sexuality, gender, gender identity, ability, age, race, religion or belief, you will have a voice here, and the space to do your best work. Our diverse internal networks provide the support for you to express your views and make a positive difference.

Wellbeing at Entain

We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That's why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Our Culture As real as it gets

At Entain we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success.

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and benefits package that we're extremely proud of.