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Chief Digital Architect

11717 United Kingdom, Leeds IT Permanent

The role: We are looking for a Chief Digital Technology Architect to join our Technology department in Leeds.


You will play a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity of systems, the consistency of applied architectures and providing strategic direction.


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The Chief Digital Technology Architect will play a pivotal role in establishing and maintaining an active architecture and engineering community within Flutter International, shaping the forward view of Digital Technology (Web, Mobile, MarTech, Customer Ops) across the enterprise and ensuring investment is linked to long-term business strategy.


You will architect, design and prototype platform concepts and technologies, working in tandem with Solutions Architects and Development Leads looking for cross product and cross tribe alignment in terms of technology use and reuse. This role will provide extensive technical, strategic advice and guidance of the highest level to senior managers and technical resources in the creation and implementation of new digital technology.


Although very much a technology role, the Chief Digital Technology Architect retains a very strong business steer achieved through regular contact with tribe leads and business/product owners.


This role follows a hybrid approach to working, allowing you to combine working from home with working in our modern offices. These discussions are between you and your manager to find the best pattern for you both! We will kit you out to work from home but know that working as a team is what makes us great and spending quality time together is essential for keeping us mission aligned.


Why we need you

Reporting directly to the Director of Technology Strategy, the Chief Digital Technology Architect will:


  • Oversee all divisional-wide Digital Technology architecture to ensure alignment with our technology vision
  • Define and maintain architecture standards across the division, foster a culture of creativity and innovation with the community
  • Establish architectural principles for Digital Technology and contribute to the architectural repository to document, catalogue, and manage architecture artefacts
  • Support the Chief Enterprise Architecture to establish and develop architecture and design governance processes
  • Look at the six month to three years business roadmaps and establish a suitable strategy for embedding the required capabilities in the business
  • Provide oversight for budgets and project plans, and help manage technology risks and issues
  • Work with the Director of Technology Strategy, CTO and other architects across the organisation to ensure consistency and alignment of the technology roadmaps across the whole organisation
  • Work with the Director of Technology Strategy to establish architectural governance and oversight of IT delivery and services to ensure a balance of near-term pragmatism with long-term direction
  • Participate in product evaluations, RFP’s, POC’s and business decisions to ensure fit and scale into the platform and the organisation
  • Ensuring that the application/systems, data and technology aspects of the enterprise architecture are driven by the business imperatives of the organisation and that the requirements driving the overall architecture are managed consistently and effectively
  • Assessing the requirements and presenting architectural recommendations that are in line with the strategic vision for the enterprise and wider best practice
  • Providing leadership to the wider architecture and technical community and maintain constructive relationships with suppliers to allow effective and productive evaluation of vendor offerings against business requirements, constraints and priorities
  • Ensuring that the various views comprising an enterprise architecture are consistent and coherent, at an appropriate level of detail and that changes are controlled so as to maintain consistency
  • Advise on and participate in the governance arrangements set up to ensure that the enterprise architecture delivers the desired benefits to an organisation
  • Act as coach to advise and assist analysts, developers, technical specialists and architects in any architecture disciplines



Who we’re looking for


Your experience:


  • Significant experience of building mobile and web applications e.g. Web technologies (ReactJS, Angular) and Mobile (iOS/Swift/ObjectiveC, Android)
  • Experience with Marketing Technology in an ecommerce environment, specifically the Adobe Marketing Cloud, but also SEO, SEM, Social Media Platforms, Content Management, Analytics, Testing and optimisation, Media Buying, marketing automation, CRM, Omni-channel Delivery, CDN, etc, ideally Internet based businesses from Betting and Gaming, Retail, Banking and/or IT Consultancy, ideally within a highly regulated industry
  • Full life cycle experience, responsible for the development of a complete set of architectural views for an enterprise in accordance with one of the more common architecture frameworks
  • Strong business analysis skills and experience, including development of business vision and strategies, functional decomposition, requirements capture, process modelling
  • Proven track record and ability in leading technical staff, using wide-ranging skills (including planning, organising and interpersonal skills)
  • Experience of operating at director level and able to present at Board level, translating technology into terms relating to business drivers and financial performance
  • Experience of software development methodologies and structured approaches to system development


Desired skills:


  • Security and Infrastructure experience is strongly desirable
  • Awareness of systems management and operational support tools
  • Familiarity with and buy-in on agile/lean development methodologies, continuous delivery principles
  • Strong knowledge of design and architectural patterns
  • Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure




  • Willingness to learn new things, take ownership and solve complex issues
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, from user up to C-level executives
  • Ability to keep a strategic focus whilst dealing tactically with day-to-day issues




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)
  • Looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • Discounted gym membership
  • In-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career.


About 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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We will aim to respond to you as soon as possible. If you’re the right fit for our Chief Digital Technology Architect role, you will be invited to a phone/zoom interview.


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