Business Analyst

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8222 Leeds, United Kingdom Sportsbook Permanent

The role: Business Analyst

We are looking for a Business Analyst to join our PokerStars Sports team in Leeds!

The role will be based in Leeds but as our tech teams work both from Leeds and across the globe it will be a flexible contract with the option to work from home at least 40% of the time.

Are you our next star player?

As Business Analyst you will help to articulate and document the needs of the business including new roll outs of the existing PokerStars Sports Product as well as new exchange and free to play products. You’ll work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced & delivery focused team, working with both internal and 3rd party development squads.

Why we need you

You’ll be required to collaborate with the product team, traders and business users to understand business processes, gather business requirements, evaluate concepts, and support early engagement. Whilst also, being capable of supporting and challenging the teams when required.

Who we’re looking for

Your daily tasks in this role will include:

  • Requirements planning and acceptance criteria development
  • Building the multiple story and sub-story process under the Epic if required
  • Participating in multiple projects by documenting scope, analysis and outcomes
  • Backlog refinement and interaction with the development team
  • Work with development teams to ensure that the work committed to is understood and urgent matters are taken care of
  • A clear and constant focus on the iterative loop of communication and feedback between the development team and the business
  • Balance multiple products, alongside projects, and complete on product deliverables

Your experience:

  • Experience working in the online gaming industry is preferable, with a knowledge of either Sportsbook and/or trading platforms
  • Previous experience working as a business analyst in an IT delivery function
  • Experience of using Agile/Scrum
  • Experience performing partner analysis and management at all levels of the organisation, building and maintaining partner relationships
  • Workshop management in order to elicit requirements, acquire collaborative agreement or promote consensus and communication
  • Commercial awareness and an application of cost benefit analysis to requirements and delivery, knowing when to take a pragmatic approach
  • Risk identification, analysis and management

Your skills:

  • A qualification in Agile/Scrum practitioner or similar is desirable
  • Understanding of platform set-up and services, appreciating the importance of a strong and stable underlying infrastructure
  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual thinking
  • Self-management and initiative
  • Delivery focused approach

Your behaviours:

At PokerStars how we do things is just as important as what we do and crafting an environment where everyone can excel is our main focus. You are customer focused and show passion in everything you do. You will be working as part of a small team encouraging those around you. You are proactive in a constantly evolving environment and strive for perfection.

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)
  • the option to join our company pension scheme
  • £1,000 as a 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
  • free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
  • social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a phone interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a 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 FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange, which 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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