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Great cultures unlock human potential. It's the Players that make Play a positive, inspiring and autonomous place to be.

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Project Management

Agile Project Manager

FULL-TIME - LONDON

About us

Play’s vision is to realise human potential and meaning at work - through playful experiences that inspire.

At our core, we believe that people are fundamentally good and that given the right insight, and motivation, everyone can make great decisions and fulfil their potential. This belief lives in how we approach our products, and also in how we work and run our company.

Our founding team is from the games industry, and we use the same techniques that make Candy Crush compelling to positively impact people’s lives - for themselves, their families, and their colleagues.

We apply our focus to the world of work - because that’s where we think we can have the most impact and there is the greatest need.

We’re applying this approach with some of the world’s leading brands to improve customers’ and colleagues’ lives, as well as through Totem - our own B2B engagement and culture tool that is growing rapidly.​

The Role: Agile Project Manager

We're looking for a Project Manager who is proficient in planning, leading, organizing and motivating agile project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in their delivery.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to get agreement on the prioritisation of requirements and detailed scope of features
  • Translate wireframes, design mockups and feature specs into digestible development stories Manage product and sprint backlogs in JIRA
  • Track progress against the plan and provide on-going communication of project status and risks to stakeholders
  • Manage expectations and demands into realistic deliverables
  • Manage resource requirements and team capacity planning
  • Facilitate in the removal of impediments
  • Prepare for and chair all Agile ceremonies (project estimations, sprint planning, backlog refinement, demos and team retrospectives)
  • Facilitate communication between development, design, QA and business operations, as well as being the point of contact for client stakeholders
  • Care passionately about what you do
  • Own it - we'll give you carte blanche to take all the responsibility you want
  • Hang out with the team - create friendships, build trust
  • Define the future

What you’ll need:

  • Full project lifecycle experience in a project management/production capacity, including live operations
  • Experience managing multiple projects
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication - particularly with clients
  • Ability to follow technical discussions at a high level
  • Experience/understanding of current mobile technologies
  • Calm under pressure
  • A passion to learn

Bonus points:

  • Development background in apps or the games industry
  • A love of Mario Kart.

What we offer:

We care passionately about what we do, love doing it together and believe the most talented teams can achieve anything. We have a lot of fun. Mario Kart is taken very seriously and we get together after work every Friday in the office for drinks. We emphasise hanging out with the team - creating friendships and building trust.

We give everyone the autonomy, trust and support to be the best they can be. If you want to join a high-performing team, have real ownership and make a real difference, Play is the place for you. Our benefits are listed below:

  • 20 days holiday plus days between Christmas and New Year off and bank holidays
  • £2k learning budget following completion of probation (£1k of this can be spent on personal learning - e.g. scuba diving, languages, musical instruments)
  • Access to Self Space (qualified therapists) as part of our mental health strategy
  • Vibrant office location near London Bridge

Please email oneofus@play-consult.co.uk with your CV attached

Technical Operations

QA Manager

FULL-TIME - LONDON

About us

Play’s vision is to realise human potential and meaning at work - through playful experiences that inspire.

At our core, we believe that people are fundamentally good and that given the right insight, and motivation, everyone can make great decisions and fulfil their potential. This belief lives in how we approach our products, and also in how we work and run our company.

Our founding team is from the games industry, and we use the same techniques that make Candy Crush compelling to positively impact people’s lives - for themselves, their families, and their colleagues.

We apply our focus to the world of work - because that’s where we think we can have the most impact and there is the greatest need.

We’re applying this approach with some of the world’s leading brands to improve customers’ and colleagues’ lives, as well as through Totem - our own B2B engagement and culture tool that is growing rapidly.​

The Role: QA Manager

At Play, we build beautiful web/mobile products that are highly engaging and user friendly. The Quality of these products and their features must work properly and efficiently to meet the needs of our customers and their end-users. We want these users of products to have the best experience possible. We are hiring a QA Manager to oversee the quality testing of these web products.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Manage the relationship with our current testing provider and coordinate testing efforts
  • Lead our testing, taking responsibility for the quality of testing and testing processes
  • Implement and execute solid test strategies
  • Play a key part in the delivery team working closely with developers, designers, testers (internal and external), product and project managers to produce products we’re deeply proud of
  • Work with the QA team to delegate tasks, assess risks and resolve escalated issues
  • Collaborate with Product and Project Managers to strategise QA sprints and deliver builds on time
  • Review existing QA processes, suggesting and implementing improvements
  • Be the gate between our QA team and customer - improving UAT
  • Be an advocate for Quality Assurance and take ownership of QA
  • Introduce automation testing

What you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of experience in Testing Web/Mobile products
  • Experience managing or leading a team of manual QA testers
  • Ability to challenge and question current testing
  • Experience with UAT testing and can write and review test cases
  • Manual testing experience
  • Confidence to speak with clients
  • Automation testing knowledge
  • Ability to flag up when there is an issue in a test case
  • Work experience in an agile environment

Bonus points:

  • Development/Testing background in apps or the games industry
  • Project Management experience
  • A love of Mario Kart

What we offer:

We care passionately about what we do, love doing it together and believe the most talented teams can achieve anything. We have a lot of fun. Mario Kart is taken very seriously and we get together after work every Friday in the office for drinks. We emphasise hanging out with the team - creating friendships and building trust.

We give everyone the autonomy, trust and support to be the best they can be. If you want to join a high-performing team, have real ownership and make a real difference, Play is the place for you. Our benefits are listed below:

  • 20 days holiday plus days between Christmas and New Year off and bank holidays
  • £2k learning budget following completion of probation (£1k of this can be spent on personal learning - e.g. scuba diving, languages, musical instruments)
  • Access to Self Space (qualified therapists) as part of our mental health strategy
  • Vibrant office location near London Bridge

Please email oneofus@play-consult.co.uk with your CV attached

Design

Product Designer

FULL-TIME - LONDON

About us

Totem keeps leaders and teams culturally connected, informed and engaged - even when working remotely. Designed for remote and/or dispersed teams, Totem helps colleagues stay in touch, feel connected and share their work experiences, wherever they are.

Our story began in 2014 when our parent company Play Consulting was formed. With a team of awesome game development legends, we set out to create playful experiences that realise human potential and meaning at work.

As Play grew we became more aware of the broken world of work. This got us thinking... how could we really change the way companies drive great culture at scale and help unlock the benefits for businesses and their people alike?

Seeing that most “work/ HR/ engagement” tools were built for payers (managers), we set about creating a beautiful app that would shift the focus to the players (employees) instead - that would help them connect with each other and their company, recognise and celebrate one another, and capture previously hidden insights about the company and team they work for. We called this app Totem.

Since launching in 2016, Totem has helped global companies drive better business outcomes through improved workplace cultures. And without setting out to, we created a new category of technology - Culture Tech. Technology that could enable CEOs to build great workplace culture from the ground up and make work more meaningful for everyone.

The Role: Product Designer

It is an exciting time at Totem. We are hiring for a talented Product Designer who is bought in to own the Product Design for Totem and our Culture Insights Platform. We like people who can craft solid design solutions to quickly taking the team on the journey with them. You’ll have loads of energy and ideas to bring to the table paired with ample experience to know what good product design looks like.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Play with a cross-functional team
  • Discover and solve customer problems by working collaboratively and researching customer needs
  • Facilitate ideation sessions and design sprints
  • Run workshops with Totem team to help them identify underlying user challenges, user flows and experience maps
  • Work through wireframes, visual designs and Marvel prototypes
  • Create journey maps and blueprints
  • Bring the mastery of your craft
  • Design structures and flows as well as detailed interactions and stunning interfaces
  • Synergise with the development team to ensure every design is buildable
  • Beat all of us at Mario Kart

What you’ll need:

  • 4+ years of experience in product/UX design
  • Experience in product design for a B2B SaaS tech product
  • Examples/portfolio of your work that you can share, with the thinking about why a product is designed as it is
  • Confidence to work with key stakeholders
  • Ability to mock up a beautiful page with a design that actually works with real people and real-world constraints
  • Up to speed on Sketch and Marvel
  • Hunger to learn and experience with new tools, processes and techniques
  • Obsession with designing a playful and functional product that people want to use

Bonus points:

  • Development background in apps or the games industry
  • A love of Mario Kart.

What we offer:

We care passionately about what we do, love doing it together and believe the most talented teams can achieve anything. We have a lot of fun. Mario Kart is taken very seriously and we get together after work every Friday in the office for drinks. We emphasise hanging out with the team - creating friendships and building trust.

We give everyone the autonomy, trust and support to be the best they can be. If you want to join a high-performing team, have real ownership and make a real difference, Play is the place for you. Our benefits are listed below:

  • 20 days holiday plus days between Christmas and New Year off and bank holidays
  • £2k learning budget following completion of probation (£1k of this can be spent on personal learning - e.g. scuba diving, languages, musical instruments)
  • Access to Self Space (qualified therapists) as part of our mental health strategy
  • Vibrant office location near London Bridge

Please email oneofus@play-consult.co.uk with your CV attached

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