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Vice President of Product Job



Employer Name: Lightside SpiderID: 8797701
Location: Austin, Texas Date Posted: 7/10/2019
Wage: TBA Category: Computer Software/Programming
Job Code: VP of Product
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
We believe that what people play matters. We believe that children need to be fed. Lightside produces mobile games that resonate with Fun, Beauty, Excellence, and God’s Truth. Through that, we see God’s Hand touch millions of people and change lives.

Our Purpose is to raise up the next generation with God’s Truth, Love, and Beauty. With God’s Blessing, we will continue to reach Millions around the world and produce a tremendous amount of economic value for everyone involved.

In our next phase, we are building an interactive Content Platform for children, in partnership with Gideon Ventures. There are 74M children in the US and 60M Christian households. While the average child spends 4.5 hours daily in front of a screen, there is hardly any faith-based content in the App Store or Google Play store.

The VP of Product will build and lead a successful product team to deliver Lightside’s Content Platform and the majority of the gaming content.


Job Requirements:
Requirements:
Strong leadership experience serving a product team at a technology company
A track record of hiring excellent people
An eye and evidence of releasing beautiful and fun games with exceptional user experience
Demonstration of strong creative decisions, gameplay and art design
Demonstrated success with applying process across a large team
Demonstrated ability to achieve strategic goals and innovate in a fast-paced environment, and to evolve product strategy based on research, data, and industry trends.
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and influencing skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong relationships. Can break down complex problems into steps that drive product development at Lightside speed
Strong bias toward action.

Responsibilities:
Leading the Product team to build a high-quality platform and games in the agreed-upon timeframe that adheres to Lightside’s core values of Fun, Beauty, Excellence, and Truth
Build a strong product team comprised of internal and external stakeholders
Work closely with the end-users to understand their needs and communicate them to the engineering team
Work with CEO, Engineering team, and other stakeholders to guide products from conception to launch
Work with a cross-functional team of artists and engineers to manage the product roadmap from development to soft launch to launch and into live operations
Define, design and manage features and functionality that support the overall strategic vision of the products – maximizing consumer engagement and retention
Lead team that creates wireframes, writes specs, A/B test, optimizes feature performance, gathers requirements, and plans product rollout to deliver high-quality games
Drive monetization strategy to maximize engagement and revenue

Character:
For our Culture
Commitment to Lightside’s Purpose
Lives a life of integrity
Treats others as they would want to be treated
Coachable
For This Role
Leadership to attract and inspire the team to execute to plan
Desire to turn a Vision to Reality
Commitment to deliver

Expected Results:
Release the Lightside content platform in 24 months with high-quality content that impacts lives with God’s Truth, delivers high consumer enthusiasm and has high economic value on an LTV to CAC ratio basis. Beautiful and fun games are at the core of our strategy.
Post-launch: Produce new content, add features to the platform and lead the Product team

About Us:
God has blessed us with:
Millions of people playing our games across the world
Over 20,000 people coming to Christ with His Hand
Stained Glass continues to be the top Christian game in the App store
Journey of Jesus, the 1st commercially released game about Jesus Christ, being the most widely played Christian video game
High monetization and engagement statistics
Contribution from 2 Apple Award winners and music from Enya and Hillsong
Partnership with many leading Christian organizations
Our products stand on 4 pillars:
Truth – Our games are woven with God’s Story
Fun – Our players should be delighted and encouraged
Excellence – Our games resonate with high-quality features, tech, and storytelling
Beauty – Our artwork and audio are spectacular

How to Apply
We’d love to meet you. Send us your resume to iwantin@lightsidegames.com


Job Criteria:
Start Date: ASAP
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:


Company Profile:
OUR MISSION:
BRING LIGHT TO A WORLD IN NEED THROUGH HIGH-QUALITY, AUTHENTIC, CHRISTIAN ENTERTAINMENT.


Contact Information:
Contact Name: Jenni Joseph Company Type: Employer
Company: Lightside
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78746

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