Agile Delivery Lead - Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE)

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Role: Agile Delivery Lead – Cloud Centre of Excellence

We are looking for an Agile Delivery Lead to join our busy and dynamic team. The majority of the team is in Leeds, UK; however we also have team members in both Sofia and Toronto.

A lot of our tech teams work remotely within around the world, occasionally you’ll need to come to the office in other locations, from such varied shores as Sofia in Bulgaria to Toronto in Canada or Leeds in the UK. And, of course, we’ll cover all related expenses. Working as a team is what makes us great and spending quality time together is essential for keeping us mission-aligned.

Are you our next star player?

You will become part of International Division where you will support the delivery process. Come and join a new team to deliver exciting new products featuring rock-solid stability, high velocity code-shipping and ground-breaking innovation. We’re lean, we’re agile, and you’re in good company: you’ll be standing on the shoulders of the giants who created the most popular apps and products of their kind.

Why we need you:

PokerStars is looking for hardworking, innovative Agile Delivery Lead who is keen to lead projects for innovative web-based products used by millions of players.

You’ll work on the most critical, strategic projects at the heart of the world’s largest public online gaming business, with funding and opportunities to match our huge ambition. You will be given the opportunity to help form our cloud centre of excellence and help us to build the bedrock of our global platforms as we shift into the cloud. You will be given opportunity to work on amazing projects with the best product and technology professionals to ensure the successful delivery of products used by millions around the world. You’ll be part of the award-winning Flutter tech family, learning new skills and developing yourself in new ways.

As Agile Delivery Manager you will work primarily with our Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) squads to facilitate the delivery and management of our cloud infrastructure and of high-quality customer focused services using Lean and Agile methods. You will be a conduit for internal and external (cross-tribe) communication, bringing people and teams together to best tackle current issues as well as having responsibility for the co-ordination, management and delivery of projects assigned to you.

You will build a partnership with each squad by promoting a collaborative approach based on Agile values and principles. You will be a process mentor to the squad’s use of the suitable delivery methodology and will support them in the removal of impediments and blockers. You will build relationships with key partners in the business and work with the Product Managers to help facilitate the prioritization of work from a technical and product roadmap perspective.

You will be an outstanding leader and role model within your team, demonstrating a strong delivery ethic using Agile values and principles through your thinking, processes and actions. You will facilitate the delivery of high-quality software regularly, repeatedly and predictably using a metric driven approach to continuous improvement.

As an Agile Delivery Lead you are passionate about communication, group dynamics, and coaching and you are not afraid to raise issues and inspire change to remove impediments from your team. You’ll be working with a very skilled team of product, commercial and marketing specialists who love what they do – and we expect no less from you.

You should have an unflagging appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones. If you’re the right one for us, you pay attention to details and take great pride in your work.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You understand and apply agile and waterfall delivery techniques.
  • You easily recognise when something does not work and encourage an approach of experimentation. You are adaptable and reflect when measuring and evaluating outcomes.
  • You have experience and deep knowledge over SDLC.
  • You are good at handling partners’ expectations, be flexible and proactively communicate. You can clearly present and convey business problems and make recommendations. You have experience facilitating difficult discussions within the team or with diverse, senior stakeholders.
  • You have been responsible for the delivery flow of a team, running the pace and tempo. You can actively address internal and external risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team. You can produce and interpret delivery metrics.
  • You can identify and challenge organisational processes. You add value and coach the organisation to inspect and adapt processes.
  • You can guide teams through the implementation of a new process.
  • You have experience using data to advise planning and to provide delivery confidence.
  • You can remove blockers and impediments that affect the plan.
  • You ensure teams plan appropriately for their own capacity.
  • You are aware of the importance of team dynamics, collaboration and empowering delivery teams; you also understand the importance of regular feedback.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experience in Agile delivery practices such as Scrum and KanBan.
  • Experience with stakeholder management
  • Experience of project management and governance
  • Any technical knowledge in relation to Amazon AWS, Google Platform, Cloud, and Cloud Infrastructure design would be highly advantageous
  • Technical knowledge and/or experience with VMWare ESXi, automation configuration management, CI/CD will also be considered as an advantage.
  • Knowledge of DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering
  • Knowledge or experience in the online gaming industry will also be an advantage.

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus, and we provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

Your package will include:

  • health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • a personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby
  • £1,000 as congratulations if you have a baby whilst you work for us
  • discounted gym membership
  • in-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career.

What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a zoom interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for another zoom or face-to-face interview.

The Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact: talent@starsgroup.com

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