Product Optimization Manager


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Oakland, CA
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Self Aware Games creates free-to-play games that connect people all over the world and across platforms! Our Big Fish Casino franchise tops the charts among mobile social casino games, and we keep the party going with mini-games, in-game events, and other social hits like Vegas Party Slots!

Self Aware Games joined the Big Fish community (AKA “The Pond”) in 2012. Our team is located in Big Fish’s Oakland Studio, where we happily cohabitate with our Big Fish Pond-mates in Liftoff Labs. We are perfectly situated downtown, directly next to beautiful Lake Merritt (picnic lunch, anyone?), and just two blocks from the BART (for a breezy commute)! Are you more of a two-wheeled commuter? We’ll help you keep fit and fresh with in-office bike storage and showers. We believe you must have fun to make fun, and we’ve created our studio around that idea with a wide-open workspace, breakout rooms, a dedicated massage suite, and board games, billiards and consoles galore!

From pioneering some of the first social features on the iPhone, to launching one of the first cross-platform multiplayer games, we challenge ourselves to be industry leaders in creating innovative games that people can enjoy with others. Sound like your type of scene? We’re currently on the search for someone who shares our passion for collaborative fun!


We are currently looking for a Product Manager focused on Optimization to join our dynamic team in Oakland. As the Product Optimization Manager, you will be responsible for improving and managing several KPIs across our portfolio of hit games.

You will be responsible for ideating, testing, implementing and refining product solutions that boost game retention and conversion amongst other metrics. You will find inspiration by reviewing and analyzing the competitive landscape and by gathering and prioritizing product and customer feedback. You will work closely with peers throughout the product development process, implementing a winning solution in close collaboration with engineering, art and marketing.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, an attention to detail, a deep affinity for data and an intense customer focus.


  • Manage day to day implementation of KPI optimization initiatives, this includes brainstorming, proposing and setting up A/B tests as well as Ad hoc analysis as needed.
  • Conduct feature deep-dives on competitive products
  • Define, scope and prioritize requirements for development teams
  • Manage communication with stakeholders regarding product goals and progress against those goals
  • Own metric deliverables and back up analysis around initiatives.
  • Track features post launch and report back on business KPIs


  • BA/BS required, MBA preferred
  • Experience as Product Manager, Analyst or Researcher (1+ years)
  • Experience working on cross platform products (iOS, Android and Web)
  • Proven experience in data analysis and analytical decision-making.
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Ability to manage requirements for multiple projects– work prioritization, planning and task delegation and work with peers in cross-functional setting


We’ve come a long way, and continue to grow! Since our founding in 2002, Big Fish has been an industry leader in mobile, free-to-play casual games, and are now embarking on our latest adventure in the mid-core space! With just over 600 employees across our Seattle headquarters, Oakland studio, and Luxembourg office, the Big Fish Pond includes six studios, each with a unique personality and set of goals. We are where gamers, artists, and executives alike come together to collaborate and grow, while also enjoying the opportunities and benefits of a larger company. We’ve got you covered with great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement options, transportation and fitness discounts, and great work-life balance!

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